The Foreign Press Association was founded in New York on 16th February, 1918. It has no ties with any government and is free from all national and political bias. It is a strictly independent, not-for-profit organization. The objects and purpose of the Foreign Press Association are:
To further the interests of its members, and to promote their professional and social relationships.
To take action, whenever necessary or desirable, on behalf of the foreign correspondents in the United States, individually or as a body.
To keep members in contact with American life and opinion and with affairs in other countries.
To contribute through the media of all countries to the work of fostering international goodwill.