We offer membership in IOGT International for all types of civil society organizations, including organizations for juniors, youth, NGOs with specific interests, local or national organizations or professional institutes.

Our Member Organizations are heart-driven experts in their respective fields who make transformative change possible.

Are you interested in becoming a member of IOGT International? Don’t hesitate and click here, to join us today.

The IOGT International membership concept provides a range of good reasons to join our movement as a member. Front and center is our common vision for a better world.

  1. You have an effective advocacy representation:
    As your global umbrella, we put alcohol and other drug-related issues high on the political agenda and ensure they are mainstreamed into all relevant policy areas.
  2. Together we get things rolling:
    Why work alone for a better world? In our thematic working groups, we facilitate interactive exchange and conversation about “hot” topics relating to alcohol and other drugs.
  3. Together with one voice: 
    IOGT International articulates your interests and represents them in public and in political processes. We advocate effectively and based on the latest science and communicate in strategic and innovative ways.
  4. Learning from one another, growing with each other:
    IOGT International offers a vast resource of know-how and expertise that all members can benefit from.
  5. Knowing the state of the art of crucial political issues:
    We work tirelessly to stay ahead of the curve. You will be informed and invited to discuss latest developments in alcohol and other drug policy issues.

From Bottom-Up Democracy

IOGT International is a dynamic, innovative and passionate global movement. We are member-led with a strong history of bottom-up democracy. This worldwide community of NGOs is made up of people of all ages, regardless of gender, color, nationality, religious belief or sexual orientation, socio-economic position or political persuasion.

In IOGT International democracy has been a core value from the very beginning in 1851. When nowhere else women and black people where equal and welcome, in IOGT they were welcome to participate freely and equally. In IOGT International it is our members who decide on the course of the organization, who elect the International Board and who adopt our policy positions. It is our heart-driven members who carry the organization, participate in the day-to-day work, form special expert groups and represent IOGT International externally.

Together we strive to build more democratic and equitable societies. And we start with ourselves because we know that leading by example is the best leadership.

Values And Lifestyle

IOGT International is an independent organization open to everyone who strives for a drug free world. The members of IOGT International lead by example in that they live and advocate a life free of alcohol and other drugs. Simply put: we are passionate about helping other people find pure joy of life.

IOGT International has a history of more than 160 years of service in societies and communities around the world, promoting Human Rights, democracy, justice and development. With our 122 Member Organizations in 54 countries, we are the largest membership-based global movement of NGOs promoting a richer and freer life free from alcohol and other drugs.

Each member of our movement chooses to lead a life free from the use of alcohol and drugs and to promote the values of the IOGT movement with their own lifestyle choices.

The IOGT International Constitution describes our value foundation, the IOGT platform, in detail.

3 Types Of Membership

We offer membership in IOGT International for all types of civil society organizations, including organizations for juniors, youth, NGOs with specific interests, local or national organizations or institutions. NGOs can apply for either full membership or associated membership.

We also offer individual membership for people who want to be part of our global movement.

Membership requires an annual fee to IOGT International as determined by the World Congress.

  • Full Membership

Full membership in IOGT International is open to any civil society organization, which accepts the IOGT platform and its values. Full members of IOGT International promote a life free from alcohol and other drugs by their own lifestyle.

Organizations that are full members pay an annual membership fee to IOGT International.

Full members enjoy full voting rights in the IOGT International World Congress and are eligible to hold any office within IOGT International. There are many more benefits of full membership in IOGT International.

Apply for full membership today.

  • Associated Membership

Associated membership in IOGT International is open to any civil society organization, which accepts the IOGT platform and its values but does not fulfill all requirements for full membership. An associated Member Organization pays a set membership fee to IOGT International. There are a number of benefits for associated membership in our global movement.

Apply for associated membership today.

  • Individual Membership

Individual membership in IOGT International is open to anyone who endorses fully the IOGT International platform and leads a life free from alcohol and other drugs.

Individuals normally affiliate to IOGT International through their recognised national or community level organisation. Where no such organisations exist, or due to special circumstances, individuals may seek direct membership of IOGT International.