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.
Records relating to the RCOG's participation in meetings of the Union Professionnelle Internationale des Gynecologues et Obstetriciens (UPIGO)
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- ReferenceGB 1538 RCOG/D6
- Dates of Creation1971 - 1991
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish French
- Physical Description3 boxes
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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.
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An artificial series of records, apparently removed from the papers of College Presidents, College Secretaries and Honorary Secretaries.