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NFN joins Federations using digital membership cards

The Netherlands Naturist Federation (NFN), the largest member federation in the INF-FNI with over 48,000 members, has announced that it will in future be issuing its members with digital membership cards.  The NFN card includes a white figure moving around on its axis, and only cards with a moving figure [...]

NFN joins Federations using digital membership cards2024-01-27T08:23:58+01:00

Belgrade hosts International Naturist Swimming gala for the second time

In Belgrade from 3 to 5 November, the 51st international naturist swimming competition Swimming Gala 2023 will be organized. After last year's successful organization of the jubilee 50th international competition Swimming Gala 2022 in Belgrade, the Naturist Organization of Serbia (NOS) with the support of the International Naturist Federation (INF-FNI) [...]

Belgrade hosts International Naturist Swimming gala for the second time2023-11-04T10:49:43+01:00

New Zealand rejoins the INF-FNI

The INF-FNI is delighted to welcome back the New Zealand Naturist Federation (NZNF) as a member of the organisation.  The NZNF’s readmission was confirmed at a meeting of the INF-FNI’s Central Committee at Montalivet on 11 September. Speaking after the meeting, Stéphane Deschênes, the Canada-based co-president of the INF-FNI, said [...]

New Zealand rejoins the INF-FNI2023-09-26T09:10:40+01:00

INF-FNI marks its 70th anniversary

The INF-FNI marked its 70th anniversary at a special event at CHM Montalivet, in western France. Around 100 naked people witnessed the unveiling of a new plaque on the monument commemorating the organisation. Co-presidents Stéphane Deschênes and Sieglinde Ivo, echoed by vice-president Edwin Kilby, noted (in the three official languages [...]

INF-FNI marks its 70th anniversary2024-02-11T10:02:45+01:00

“Naked Days” take place around the world

Photo courtesy of BN On 4 June it will be World Naturist Day in the northern hemisphere.  It’s an opportunity to celebrate Naturism in whatever way you want – whether by taking part in a naturist event, enjoying the sun (provided it’s shining where you are), going skinny-dipping, [...]

“Naked Days” take place around the world2023-05-16T17:31:49+01:00

INF-FNI supports UNESCO application

The INF-FNI has written in support of the application by the organisation GetNakedGermany to have Naturism in Germany recognised as intangible cultural heritage under the UNESCO convention of 2003.  In doing so it joins more than a dozen national naturist federations who have also written to support the application. Intangible [...]

INF-FNI supports UNESCO application2023-05-30T12:08:18+01:00

Positive approach to nudity in childhood aids mental health – study finds

Photo courtesy of FFN An important new study by Professor Keon West of Goldsmith’s University, London, reveals that, starting from an early age, spending time naked has positive effects on our mental health that stay with us throughout our lives. There is a natural instinct to protect children [...]

Positive approach to nudity in childhood aids mental health – study finds2023-05-10T12:56:59+01:00

A summer of Naturism approaches – for those in the northern hemisphere

Picture by Freepik It’s spring in the northern hemisphere and a great summer of naturism approaches. Thailand will be welcoming guests from all over the world to its NatCon festival at the end of April. Two naturist youth events are due to take place in May – one [...]

A summer of Naturism approaches – for those in the northern hemisphere2023-05-26T18:38:18+01:00

Naturism needs to spread its message more effectively, conference concludes

An international conference on the theme “Challenges to Naturism” concluded that individual naturists, national federations and the INF-FNI need to do more to spread positive messages about naturism. Some 40 people took part in the conference, which took place in Bonn alongside the annual meeting of EuNat, the European arm [...]

Naturism needs to spread its message more effectively, conference concludes2023-04-24T10:23:25+01:00

INF-FNI announces first international conference on Naturism

The INF-FNI has announced its first international conference on Naturism.  Participants will debate the theme, Challenges to Naturism. The event will take place alongside the annual meeting of the European arm of the organisation, EuNat, during the weekend of 11-12 March.  Participants (representatives of naturist federations) will be able to [...]

INF-FNI announces first international conference on Naturism2023-02-13T11:06:23+01:00
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