WHC is the umbrella Organization for most of the national regulatory bodies that govern the sport of handball in two grades 1wall and 4 wall. Founded in 1957 the WHC provides expertise in, for example, Anti-doping, referee integrity and education, and vetting for members countries, associate countries, and observer countries.
Meetings are held with the purpose of uniting, support, and promote its Members and development of the National Regulatory Bodies for the coordination and protection of their common aims and interests, communication and cooperation, while at the same time conserving and respecting their autonomy.
It serves as host to the most popular handball tournament in the world. The venue is unmatched by any other Handball event. In 2012, CityWest in Dublin, Ireland, hosted 1000 athletes and about 6000 fans over 14 days with cultural festivities. The World Handball Championships hosts for youth and adults alike, and alternates between 3 continents every three years. No other handball venue can compare.