The World Health Organization has recognized the
International Lifesaving Federation (ILS) for its role in
global drowning prevention.
As part of the honor, the ILS is now designated with
“WHO Official Relations” status, and all
WHO member nations and ILS groups will collaborate on
further international drowning prevention work. WHO is also
a directing authority within the United Nations,
responsible for providing leadership on global health
matters, setting standards, assessing trends and more.