The WFSA is an association of hunting, shooting, and industry organizations. Founded in 1996, the WFSA consists of more than 50 associations and organizations from as far apart as Switzerland and Sweden, to New Zealand and South Africa. It represents over one hundred million sport shooters around the world. For more than twenty years, the WFSA and its member organizations have attended every major UN conference affecting hunting or sport shooting. The WFSA is an official United Nations Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) recognized by the Economic and Social Council of the UN General Assembly. It is one of the few NGOs in the world to have been invited to speak before one of the five committees of the UN General Assembly.