FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship

The FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship is an international volleyball competition contested by the senior women's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB), the sport's global governing body. The initial gap between championships was variable, but since 1970 they have been awarded every four years. The current champions are the Serbia, which won their first title at the 2018 tournament in Japan.

FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
2022 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship
SportVolleyball
Founded1952; 69 years ago (1952)
Inaugural season1952
CEOAry Graça
No. of teams24 (Finals)
ContinentInternational (FIVB)
Most recent
champion(s)
 Serbia (1st title)
Most titles Soviet Union
(5 titles)
Official websiteFIVB.com

The current format of the competition involves a qualification phase, which currently takes place over the preceding three years, to determine which teams qualify for the tournament phase, which is often called the World Championship Finals. 24 teams, including the automatically qualifying host nation(s), compete in the tournament phase for the title at venues within the host nation(s) over a period of about a month.

The 18 World Championship tournaments have been won by seven different national teams. Russia have won seven times (five as Soviet Union). The other World Championship winners are Japan and Cuba, with three titles each; China, with two titles; and Italy, United States and Serbia, with one title each.

The 2014 World Championship took place in Italy. The 2018 World Championship was hosted again by Japan in 2018.