The International Korfball Federation (IKF) was founded in Antwerp (Belgium) on the 11th June 1933 as a continuation of the International Korfball Bureau established in 1924 by the Dutch and Belgian Associations.
The IKF was officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1993 and is affiliated to Sportaccord (Sportaccord), the Association of the IOC Recognized International Sports Federations (ARISF) and the International World Games Association (IWGA).
The IKF aims to spread korfball around the globe. It provides sixty (60) affiliated member countries with financial, material, and structural support to achieve this goal. Ukraine is the 60th affiliated member since the General Meeting 27 October 2013 in Lisbon (POR). The IKF has established a network of contacts in many countries and actively promotes the game by transfering knowledge internationally by exchange programmes and inviting selected korfball players, coaches, and administrators to its training courses in order to create a stable local structure in all the affiliated countries on which a flourishing korfball organisation can be built.
The IKF is organised in five Continental Confederations IKF Africa, IKF Americas, IKF Asia, IKF Europe and IKF Oceania since 2011.
The IKF General Meeting is the highest authority in the IKF. The IKF is managed on a daily base by the IKF Executive Committee 8 members and the IKF Council 12 members.
The IKF stimulates the global awareness that korfball is a spectator and media oriented mixed gender teamsport.