Records relating to the RCOG's participation in meetings of the Union Professionnelle Internationale des Gynecologues et Obstetriciens (UPIGO)

Scope and Content

Records of the RCOG relating to the College's participation in meetings of the Union Professionelle Internationale des Gynecologues et Obstetriciens, including correspondence of College Honorary Officers, papers of Dame Josephine Barnes, agenda and minutes of meetings, accounts and publicity material relating to UPIGO work.

Administrative / Biographical History

An international liaison committee of professional organisations and national associations of gynaecologists and obstetricians, UPIGO was formed in 1955. Its objectives were:

to study, represent and defend the ethical, professional and material interests of obstetricians and gynaecologists before all international authorities

to study and to explain the ethical, legal, professional and social problems which occur in these disciplines, according to the particular interest they arouse

to establish relations with any appropriate national or international organisation

to provide exhaustive literature on the profession of gynaecologist-obstetrician to each member or delegation of members, in order to stimulate progress in the policy of each country in the fields of training of practitioners and the safety of women, as well as that of unborn children

to promote the harmonisation of qualifications and conditions of practice for specialists in obstetrics and gynaecology, in order to justify professional migration within the framework of international regulations

to promote products or services which will satisfy ethical considerations as well as the Association’s expectations of quality.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research

Custodial History

An artificial series of records, apparently removed from the papers of College Presidents, College Secretaries and Honorary Secretaries.

Related Material

Related material held at the RCOG may be found at the following references:

RCOG/A13/6 Papers relating to RCOG representation at UPIGO meetings and the founding of the European Board of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (EBGO)

RCOG/A7/5/3 Vice-President's papers

RCOG/A4/21/192 Papers of Presidents Feroze, MacNaughton and Pinker

RCOG/A5 Records of the RCOG Senior Vice President and Overseas Officer, and of the International Office