We have chosen to start from the slums,

slums of African megalopolis,

because down there the need is extreme.

But also because slums are cities of man, community.

The sense of being and doing together,

this is the basis of all our initiatives.


World Friends‘ interventions are aimed at improving the health, social and professional conditions of the most distressed populations in the southern hemisphere.

The final objective is the promotion of the autonomy of the communities in which the Association operates: for this reason every project gives great importance to the professional training of local staff.


Code of Ethics and Conduct:

By clicking on the following Link: Code of Ethics World Friends_30.07.2019 you can view and download World Friends’ Code of Ethics and Conduct, published on the institutional World Friends’ website on the 30.07.2019, due to the new regulations (Resolution n. 88, September 6 2018), compulsory for all Italian NGOs operating in the international cooperation and registered in the Agency for Cooperation’s CSOs list, in order to ensure an accountable and quality service, careful of the needs of local partners.

With Resolution n. 88, September 6 2018, the Joined Committee modified the Guidelines for the registration to the List of non-profit subjects under article 26, paragraphs 2 and 3, law n. 125/2014 and article 17 of the ministerial decree n. 113/2015, approved with Resolution n.173, December 21 2017. Essentially, the modification concerns the obligation for CSOs to provide an appropriate Code of Ethics and Conduct and to publish it on the institutional website.

In particular, the Code is inspired by the principles of fairness, transparency and prevention of conflicts of interests of political and economical nature and of any other type of private interest susceptible of influencing the fair and objective practice of activities in partner Countries; it establishes rules of behaviour in order to safeguard and protect human rights, in particular of weak, fragile and vulnerable segments of population (minors, disabled, women, etc.), and to promote gender equality; it includes necessary measures to prevent or stop and impose sanctions on any beahaviour that infringes the listed principles.