FIAT-IFTA -International NGO Consultative Status at UNESCO 2003 Convention Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage

JUNE 2014 - Announcement by the Executive Board of FIAT-IFTA: President Mr. Marc Poirier (Canada), 1st Vice President Mrs. Teresa Saavedra, Secretary Treasurer Mr. Dirk van Vuure Jr. and by the Chairman of the FIAT-IFTA Funeral Heritage Steering Committee Mr. Henry Keizer:
Paris 3 June 2014: Accreditation of FIAT-IFTA as International NGO Consultative Status UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee at the 5th Session of the UNESCO General Assembly of the State Parties to the Convention For the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. Paris, 2 – 5 June 2014, UNESCO Headquarters.
FIAT-IFTA – The World Organization of Funeral Operatives is now the only Funeral Organization to held the NGO Status with UNESCO and with United Nations ECOSOC.

FIAT-IFTA - NGO Special Consultative Status at UN ECOSOC

JULY 2016 - After having obtained the NGO Roster Status with UN ECOSOC in 2012 it has pleased the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at its
Coordination and management meeting of 25 July 2016 to adopt the recommendation of the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to reclassify
Consultative status of the organization International Federation of Thanatologists Associations FIAT-IFTA with the Economic and Social Council, from Roster to Special Consultative Status.

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