Pan American Institute of Geography and History (PAIGH)

Institut panaméricain de géographie et d'histoire
Instituto Panamericano de Geografia e Historia (IPGH)

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History

7 Feb 1928, Havana (Cuba), by a resolution adopted at 6th International American Conference at Ministerial Level, following proposals first made in 1903. A resolution for the creation of a Pan American Federation of Geographical Societies -- Fédération panaméricaine des sociétés de géographie had been adopted at 3rd Panamerican Scientific Congress, Lima (Peru), 1924. Statutes formally adopted at the Constituent Assembly, 1929, Mexico City (Mexico), and revised in: 1946, 1950, 1955, 1961, 1969. Former name: Pan American Geographical and Historical Institute. Agreements of specialized organization signed with Organization of American States (OAS), 12 Jan 1949 and 6 May 1974.

Aims

Encourage, coordinate and publicize cartographical, geographical, historical and geophysical studies as well as other related scientific studies of interest to the Americas; promote and carry out studies, work and training in the aforementioned fields of activity; promote cooperation among organizations interested in these fields of activity in the Americas, and with related international organizations.

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Activities

Commissions (4): Cartography - set up in 1941, located in Santiago (Chile); Geography - set up in 1946, located in Aguascalientes (Mexico); History - set up in 1946, located in Sao Paulo (Brazil); Geophysics - set up in 1969, located in San José (Costa Rica). The Commissions are responsible for carrying out technical assistance, scientific and cultural activities of the Institute and may create technical committees necessary to execute their programmes, which are developed at periodic consultative meetings termed 'consultations'.

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Languages

English, French, Portuguese, Spanish.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 7 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 7 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 25 countries
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Subjects *

  • Geophysics
    • Geophysics
  • Geography
    • Geography
  • Research, Standards
    • Cartography
  • History
    • History

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 15: Life on Land

UIA Org ID

E3065

Last News Received

1. Jun 2018
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