Unaf (Union Nationale des Associations Familiales), an institution committed to and for families since 1945, is the expert on the realities of family life. Recognised as public interest, it is the official spokesperson for families with the public authorities. It represents and supports the 18 million families living in France and defends their interests. A pluralist organisation, it brings together 70 family movements and 6,500 family associations of great diversity. It runs the network of Udaf and Uraf, which carry out representation and service missions for families in each department and region.