World Veterans Federation welcomes Veterans Aid

July 1, 2019

Veterans Aid has been admitted to membership of the World Veterans Federation, an association of 172 veterans’ organisations from 121 countries that represents around 45 million veterans worldwide.

An international non-profit, non-governmental organisation, the WVF was established in Paris in 1950 by founding members from Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Turkey, USA and Yugoslavia.

CEO of Veterans Aid Dr Hugh Milroy said:

“We are members of COBSEO (the Confederation of Service Charities) and  have always taken the view that experience and best practice should be shared which is why, since November 2014, we have also been a member of FEANTSA (The European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless).

We have a very sophisticated and successful model that is based on working with agencies which have a proven track-record of delivery based on the needs of our clients.

In the course of our work as the UK’s frontline operational charity for veterans in crisis we have dealt with more than 70 nationalities. Since it was founded in 1932 VA has established links with  practitioners, charities academics and organisations committed to tackling homelessness and social exclusion in the ex-service community worldwide.

Like the WVF we are “proactive in ensuring the health and wellbeing of all veterans” and our highly successful Welfare to Wellbeing© model is one that delivers against that aim with a 90% success rate.


The WVF maintains its consultative status with the United Nations since 1951 and was conferred the title of “Peace Messenger” in 1987.


Its Vision is to be at the forefront of promoting and defending international peace and security and to be proactive in ensuring the health and wellbeing of all veterans and victims of war worldwide.


Its Mission is to guide and advise our Member Associations so that they can take the lead in supporting initiatives that foster peace and security and to campaign for health and welfare initiatives that will enhance the wellbeing and independence of their members.


Its Motto is to encourage Member Associations to forcefully strive for international peace and security and to influence and promote a veterans health and welfare culture in their communities.

Core Values

Its Core Values are to guide and inspire our members to be impartial, responsive, committed, accountable, collaborative, resourceful and act with respect, dignity, compassion and integrity.