About Us

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (Fédération Internationale de Gynécologie et d'Obstétrique - FIGO) was established in Geneva in 1954 by Professor Hubert de Watteville, the ‘founding father’ of FIGO.

It is a unique organisation, the only global organisation representing national societies of obstetricians and gynecologists.

Currently, FIGO has Member Societies in 125 countries or territories. Its Secretariat is based in London, the United Kingdom.

From 4-9 October 2015, FIGO will hold its 21st World Congress in Vancouver, Canada.