FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DES CORPS ET ASSOCIATIONS CONSULAIRES (FICAC), known in English as the World Federation of Consuls, was formed in Copenhagen in 1982.
FICAC is a global network of consular associations created to support and improve the status, legitimacy and effectiveness of all consular officers in all receiving States. Now a Brussels-based NGO, the organization has United Nations recognition and ECOSOC Observer Status.
In North America, the only membership organization is the Consular Chamber of Commerce. Consuls within North America wishing to join FICAC may do so by joining the Consular Chamber of Commerce (free of charge), and asking for FICAC membership. An annual charge of $50. will apply for the FICAC membership dues only.
FICAC takes an active role in pursuing adherence to the Vienna Conventions on Consular Relations in all treaty jurisdictions around the world. The Organization also promotes charitable and cultural events globally.
The FICAC South Asia Regional Conference will take place in New Delhi February 15-17, 2011.
Mexico has been chosen to host the FICAC World Congress of Consuls in 2012.