The 2006 FIVB Women's World Championship was held in Japan, from October 31 to November 16, 2006. This was the 15th edition of the FIVB World Championship, and the FIVB decided to host both men´s and women's championships in the same country.
Like the previous edition, 24 teams participated in the Tournament.
The following national teams have qualified:
Japan qualified as the host country, and Italy qualified as defending champions. The draw for the 2006 Championship was held in Tokyo on 29 November 2005.
The first round games of the 2006 World Championship have taken place in four cities: