Mission & strategy

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) was incorporated in 1950 under the Belgian law for international not for profit organisations of 27th June 1921 (AISBL). Its Articles of Association, last amended on 10th March 2015, provide the legally binding purpose of IDF, which is encapsulated in our Vision and developed in our Mission and Strategy.


Living in a world without diabetes


To be the leading, authoritative global voice for people with diabetes and those at risk of diabetes, and improve the quality of life of all people with diabetes, prevent type 2 diabetes and fight discrimination against all affected by diabetes. Building on a foundation of sound administration, good governance and financial stability, IDF will execute its mission through a strong three pillar model of engagement bringing together strong partnership, effective policy and powerful presence, to ensure that it can achieve its mission of being the global voice of diabetes.

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