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WHO - its people and offices

More than 7000 people from more than 150 countries work for the Organization in 150 WHO offices in countries, territories and areas, six regional offices and at the headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

In addition to medical doctors, public health specialists, scientists and epidemiologists, WHO staff include people trained to manage administrative, financial, and information systems, as well as experts in the fields of health statistics, economics and emergency relief.

Architectural Design Competition/Concours d’architecture pour l'extension du siège

Aerial view of WHO building, Geneva, Switzerland

On 23 June 2014, WHO launched an international, two-stage architectural design competition for the extension and redevelopment of WHO Headquarters in Geneva. The registration closes on 19 September 2014 and is open to all qualified applicants.

For information on the conditions and how to participate:

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