The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA;
French: Agence mondiale antidopage) is a foundation created through a collective initiative led by the
International Olympic Committee (IOC). It was set up on 10 November 1999 in
Switzerland, as a result of what was called the "Declaration of Lausanne",
 to promote, coordinate and monitor the fight against
drugs in sports. Since 2002, the organization's headquarters have been located in
Canada. The Lausanne office became the regional office for Europe. Other regional offices have been established in Africa, Asia/Oceania and Latin America. WADA is responsible for the World Anti-Doping Code, adopted by more than 600 sports organizations, including international sports federations, national anti-doping organizations, the IOC, and the
International Paralympic Committee. As of 2014 , its president is
Sir Craig Reedie.
Initially funded by the
International Olympic Committee,
 WADA receives half of its budgetary requirements from them, with the other half coming from various national governments. Its governing bodies are also composed in equal parts by representatives from the sporting movement (including athletes) and governments of the world. The agency's key activities include scientific research, education, development of anti-doping capacities, and monitoring of the World Anti-Doping Code.