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2nd November World Right to Die Day

We call on society to take up the challenge and become involved in the debate on the fundamental human right to choose the manner and time of our death, with dignity, and where possible or necessary, assisted by professionals.

Explanatory Note WRtDD to be read here.

Around this day activities are taking place in locations all over the world:

  • Saturday, November 4, 2017 San Diego USA:  ACHIEVING A PEACEFUL DEATH an all day symposium in SHERATON, LA JOLLA 8:30 - 5 . Information: Flyer Hemlock SD.
  • Friday, November 10, 2017 Dignity SA an Art Auction will be held to support new court cases. Information: Dignity SA

WFRtDS Conference 2018

will be held in Cape Town South Africa from 6 to 9 September 2018. Registration starts on October 1, 2017 via special website to be published on this site.

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13th Biennial meeting of RTD-E in Brussels on 11 and 12 October 2017
Oct 12, 2017

The meeting was hosted by the "Centre of Expertise on the Worthy End of Life"  in Wemmel near Brussels in Belgium. The second day the meeting will be continued in the European Parliament. The RtD-E CHARTER 2017 (PDF) to be discussed in the EP can be found here. There were no changes in the Board of RtD-Europe.

Juan Mendoza Vega, former WF President, died.
Oct 10, 2017

We just received the sad news from his daughter of the passing ub his sleep on 6 October 2017 in Bogota of Juan Mendoza Vega (84),  WF President from 2008 - 2010. Juan was neurosurgeon. He was Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Rosario since 1969, where he taught the History of medicine and medical ethics.

New WFRtDS members from Poland and HongKong
Oct 4, 2017

Since this month WFRtDS received an application for membership of two new Societies.  The Polish Society Stowarzyszenie na Rzecz Prawa do Umierania w Godnosci and the group Eternity Living Life Company Limited from HongKong were both accepted as interim member. Welcome.

The 2017 NuTech conference to be held in Toronto on 28 and 29 October
Oct 1, 2017

The 2017 NuTech conference to be held in Toronto and coordinated by EXIT International is in the final stages of planning To increase potential audience participation, and to embrace new technologies!, Exit will Live-Stream the proceedings. A tentative draft program will



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The World Federation

The World Federation, founded in 1980, consists of 53 right to die organizations from 25 countries. The Federation provides an international link for organizations working to secure or protect the rights of individuals to self-determination at the end of their lives.

Joining Information

If you are interested in inquiring about or even acquiring - as a Society -  membership, please read the Joining information and complete the application-form in it. 

Official languages

The official language of the WFRtDS is English, reason why information on this site is mainly published in that language. Where available or applicable, some information is also published in other languages (French, German or Spanish). 

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