Report on the establishment of Abu-Dhabi World Family Forum 4th – 6th June 2007 Abu-Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The conference on “Security of children and families” was held in Budapest between 14 – 15 September 2006 with the participation of several international and national organisations. The idea came from Prof. George POPPER – President of the International Union of Family Organisations (CIP-UIOF), who regularly deals with this issue in his other kind of positions.

IBSSA organised this conference with the help of CIP-UIOF, IFFO (International Federation of Family Organisations) and other associations and with the patronage of the “Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta, Federation of the Autonomous Priories” (KMFAP). The main purpose of this conference was to introduce the different international organisations – which work for the same goal and their activities closely relate – and also to start close cooperation between the host and invited organisations.

The result and success of this conference:
we were invited to take part in the founding committee of Abu-Dhabi World Family Forum (AD-WFF)

H.E. Lady Anna POPPER (Hungary) – Chairman of the KMFAP Admission Board, General Secretary of IFFO and H.E. Lady Maria Teresa da Costa MACEDO (Portugal) – Minister of Family Affairs of KMFAP, President of “Mission Europa” were invited officially to participate the event and they were nominated to the International Founding Committee of AD-WFF.

Mission of the Abu-Dhabi World Family Forum:
  • To foster and uphold the spirit and wholesomeness of the family
  • To reiterate the philosophy and spirit of the partnership between Families and non-government organizations

  • To promote and highlight values of freedom, democracy, equality in rights and responsibilities that enhance the building of secure, healthy and wholesome family
  • To enhance the partnership within the family, strengthening the relationship among family members and providing opportunity to participate in family decision making
  • To promote collaboration and fruitful interactions among family organizations at national and International levels
  • To identify the needs of services and implement diversified programs to maintain and promote the sanctity, dignity and integrity of the Family
  • To develop a shared monitoring mechanism and communication system for the collection and collation of information and research data for efficient analysis and dissemination to members and other concerned organizations
  • To promote and organise national, regional and international Conferences, Seminars, Workshops to further understanding the role and importance of families

List of the International Founding Committee’s 8 members for Abu-Dhabi World Family Forum

Her Highness Chaikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, the Supreme Life President of the International Committee for the Abu-Dhabi World Family Forum, has decided to nominate the following international personalities, as serving Members of the Committee:

His Excellency Minister Ali Salem Obeid al-Kaabi (United Arab Emirates) – Chairperson
Her Excellency Dr. Maitha al-Chamsi (United Arab Emirates) – Vice-Chairperson
His Excellency Mr. Nuno Jorge (Macau, S.A.R.) – Member
Her Excellency Prof. Maria Teresa da Costa Macedo (Portugal) – Member
Her Excellency Mrs. Françoise Meauzé (France) – Member
His Excellency Dato’ Haji Mustapha Ma (Malaysia) – Member
Her Excellency Lady Dr. Anna Popper (Hungary) – Member
His Excellency Mr. Abdulmajid Abugrara (France) – General Coordinator

20th June 2007, Budapest