RCOG records relating to International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO)

Scope and Content

Correspondence and papers relating to the RCOG's involvement with FIGO, including correspondence of the RCOG President and Honorary Officers, and papers relating to the FIGO World Congresses.

Administrative / Biographical History

FIGO – the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics – was established in 1954 to bring together professional societies of obstetricians and gynecologists on a global basis. It is incorporated under the Swiss Civil Code but has a Secretariat based in London. Since its foundation, every three years FIGO has organised a World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics.

Conditions Governing Access

Permission from RCOG senior management via the College Archivist is required for access to College records less than twenty years old

Related Material

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

RCOG/B7/11 Audit Committee correspondence relating to a FIGO project on obstetrical statistics, 1975-1976

RCOG/A4/21-26 Presidents' papers relating to FIGO from 1986 onwards

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

The entire archive of the Executive Secretary of FIGO in the UK was transferred to the RCOG Archives in 1997/8. The records were appraised by the College Archivist and records of permanent research value catalogued under the prefix FIGO. They were subsequently returned to the FIGO Secretariat.