IFHR is an international NGO defending all civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It acts in the legal and political field for the creation and reinforcement of international instruments for the protection of Human Rights and for their implementation.
In order to act effectively on such complex issues and to achieve concrete results, FIDH has also determined a number of internal objectives:
To reinforce interaction and proximity with its member and partner organisations, in particular by deploying new decentralised offices in nearly all regions;
To continue developing the professionalism of the movement;
To reinforce FIDH’s capacity to mobilise public opinion and political circles;
To consolidate the increase in its financial resources and its sustainability, essential prerequisites for fulfilling its ambitions.
Organizes: World Congress (every 3 years), at which about 400 human rights delegates work on strategies for focusing human rights issues over the coming 3 years; Annual Benefit Gala (in Nov/Dec), celebrating inception of Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 Dec 1948. Also organizes or participates in plays, film premières, concerts, photography exhibitions and cultural and music festivals.