FAWCO is a network of independent American and international volunteer organizations representing private-sector American citizens overseas. It serves as a resource and channel of information for its member clubs, contributes actively to the global community and represents the interests of all Americans abroad.
Founded in 1931, FAWCO is a non-partisan and not-for-profit U.S. corporation, with over 75 Member Clubs representing more than 15,000 individuals throughout the world. A recognized non-governmental organization (NGO) since 1995, FAWCO was granted special consultative status to the Economic and Social Council of the UN in 1997.
The philanthropic arm of FAWCO – the FAWCO Foundation – is an independent entity, which, since its establishment in 1967, has donated more than $1,000,000 in education awards and development grants worldwide. FAWCO also has an alumnae association in the United States, FAUSA, whose members are repatriated American citizens.
The Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas, Inc. is an international network of independent organizations whose mission is:
FAWCO's Resolutions & Recommendations
FAWCO ‘Resolutions and Recommendations’ are guidelines for FAWCO and Club action over the next two-year period and should be suitable for practical implementation. The FAWCO Administrative Guidelines specify in paragraph 13.2.3 “Resolutions and Recommendations – meaning what is resolved and how it is to be implemented –should be specific and not merely generalizations. They are normally influenced by current world problems, current concerns of American citizens abroad and current problems faced by women everywhere. FAWCO asks that member clubs publicize the approved ‘Resolutions and Recommendations’ after each Biennial Conference where the proposed R&Rs are voted upon by the conference delegates.