|Foundation date||4 September 1931|
|First Vice-president||Mario Scarzella|
|Affiliations||International Olympic Committee International World Games Association|
|Address||World Archery Federation, Maison du Sport International, Avenue de Rhodanie 54, 1007 Lausanne, Switzerland|
World Archery (WA) is the international governing body established with the aim to promote and regulate archery worldwide and uplift the stature of the sport in 160 member associations. The International Olympic Committee, International Paralympic Committee and International World Games Association support World Archery to fulfil the objects. All the international archery events are conducted and managed under the rules and regulations of World Archery such as World Archery Championships, in the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games and also in the World Games.
On 4th September 1931, seven countries (France, Czech Republic, Sweden, Poland, USA, Hungary and Italy) collaborated to establish a unified federation known as Fédération Internationale de Tir à l'Arc or FITA to promote and manage archery by standard rules and regulations.
In 1961, the federation elected a female president (Inger Frith ) and became the world's first federation to do so. It is also amongst the first sports that included women's events at the Olympic level.
The first international and annual competition circuit was launched in 2006. In 2011, the name of the federation changed to World Archery.