Archives of WHO

Practical information

The WHO Archives will be closed for the month of August 2014.

ACCESS TO THE ARCHIVES - SEARCH REQUEST

  • Access to the archives is by written request.
  • Persons wishing to carry out a search need to register using the form below.
  • To obtain relevant results, it is important carefully to determine the subject of the search and the type of document required.
  • Specific details, such as dates, names or places will help the archivists fully to understand your requirements.

NB: This form may also be used for requests for information from the Records and Archives service.

ACCESS CONDITIONS

  • Access to the archives is available on request and is subject to the confidentiality periods in force.
  • Access to the archives is governed by the Rules of Access, available below.

REFERENCE SERVICE

  • The service provides researchers with information on the fonds and the services offered.
  • It makes documents available in the reference room.
  • On request, it provides factual information on the documents or on specific subjects.
  • The archives and the library frequently collaborate in order better to advise researchers.

CONSULTATION

  • Archive documents may be consulted in the historical reference room.
  • Consultation is possible from Monday to Friday, from 9 to 12 a.m. and from 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Documents may be reproduced on the spot, subject to the conditions of access explained in the Rules, which are available above.
  • The Rules applicable to archive consultations are provided to researchers when they visit the archives.

ADDRESS - PLAN SHOWING ACCESS

World Health Organization
Records and Archives
Avenue Appia 20
1211 Genève 27
Switzerland

INFORMATION RECORDS AND ARCHIVES

  • Where to look?
    Distinction between the library collections, the archives and current records.
  • Galleries
    Exhibition of the best photographs kept by the archives.
  • Library
    Link to the WHO Library and Information Networks for Knowledge.

Key WHO Information

Director-General
Director-General and senior management

Governance of WHO
WHO Constitution, Executive Board and World Health Assembly

Media centre
News, events, fact sheets, multimedia and contacts

International travel and health
Publication on travel risks, precautions and vaccination requirements

World Health Report
Annual report on global public health and key statistics