About the Congress

Washington, DC – The World Congress of Families (WCF) and the International Organization for the Family (IOF) are proud to announce that World Congress of Families XI will take place in Budapest, Hungary, May 25-28, 2017. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Hungary has a well-deserved reputation as one of the most family-friendly countries in Europe.

WCF Managing Director Larry Jacobs observed: “World Congress of Families is excited about our Budapest Congress and all of the exciting events during the five days of the Budapest Family Summit. Budapest is a beautiful, historic city and Hungary has demonstrated its strategic leadership as an advocate for the natural family in Europe. We believe that this Congress will strengthen our existing international network and help launch a new global pro-family alliance of countries dedicated to defending marriage, the family and the sanctity of human life.”

The local organizing committee of WCF XI is led by Katalin Novak, Hungary’s Secretary of State for Youth, Family and International Affairs under the government’s Ministry of Human Capacities headed by Hungarian Cabinet Minister, Zoltan Balog. As a further demonstration of Hungary’s commitment to family and faith, Minister Balog was part of a government delegation from Hungary that included embassy officials and key members of the Hungarian Parliament who attended the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. on February 2nd.