Headquartered in Paris, the International Council on Archives is a decentralized organization that serves as the professional organization for the world archival community. The Council has branches in all parts of the world (with the exception of North America), and has over 1500 members in over 170 countries and territories. From the Council's homepage visitors can read about its mission, read its constitution, and find out detailed information about the officers who work on behalf of the Council. Persons working in the field of archival management will want to take a thorough look at the publications section located here. This section includes the ICA's Code of Ethics, works on international archival standards, several recent studies, and resource lists for professional literature in various subject areas. Visitors can also peruse the Web sites provided by the different branch offices, such as those of the Arab Regional Branch and the Southeast Asia Regional Branch.
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