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History of WHO documents

Since the founding of the WHO in 1948, the Library serves as the collective memory of the Organization, systematically indexing and preserving publications arising from WHO activities. Some of our historical documents covering our history are reproduced electronically in PDF format under the following headings:

Official records relating to the founding of WHO (14 volumes)

Official record 1
Minutes of the Technical Preparatory Committee for the International Health Conference held in Paris from 18 March to 5 April 1946. (October 1947). 79p.

Official record 2
Proceedings and Final Acts of the International Health Conference held in New York from 19 June to 22 July 1946. (June 1948). 143p.

Offcial record 3
Minutes of the First Session of the Interim Commission held in New York from 19 to 23 July 1946. (June 1947). 34p.

Official record 4
Minutes of the Second Session of the Interim Commission held in Geneva from 4 to 13 November 1946. (February 1947). 176p.

Official record 5
Minutes of the Third Session of the Interim Commission held in Geneva from 31 March to 12 April 1947. ( August 1947). 148p.

Official record 6
Minutes of the Fourth Session of the Interim Commission held in Geneva from 30 August to 13 September 1947. (January 1948). 220p.

Official record 7
Minutes and Documents of the fifth Session of the Interim Commission held in Geneva from 22 January to 7 February 1948. ( April 1948). 261p.

Official record 8
Reports of Expert Committees to the Interim Commission ( April 1948 ). 67p.

Official record 9
Report of the Interim Commission to the First World Health Assembly: Part I: Activities. ( June 1948 ). 91p.

Official record 10
Report of the Interim Commission to the First World Health Assembly: Part II: Provisional agenda: Documents and recommendations.(May 1948). 127p.

Official record 11
Reports of Expert Committees and other Advisory Bodies to the Interim Commission (December 1948 ). 66p.

Official record 12
Supplementary Report of the Interim Commission to the First World Health Assembly ( December 1948 ). 75p.

Official record 13
First World Health Assembly, Geneva, 24 June to 24 July 1948:Plenary meetings (Verbatim records): Main Committees (minutes and reports): Summary of resolutions and decisions. (December 1948). 399p.

Official record 14
Reports of the Executive Board: First and Second Sessions held in Geneva from 16 to 28 July and from 25 October to 11 November 1948. (December 1948). 106p.

WHO Chronicle 1947-1948

Development and Constitution of the W.H.O.
(Chronicle of the World Health Organization: 1947, vol.1:196 p.)

Chronicle of the World Health Organization: 1948, vol. 2:298p.


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