Archives of WHO

List of research subjects

A search is often conducted in parallel among the library collections and the archival fonds. A prior search in the library database may prove useful.

Searching on a health topic often involves exploring different sources in several archival fonds. The examples listed below (the list is not exhaustive) illustrate the diversity of sources available on a single subject.


  • 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 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