Pan American Highway Congresses

Congrès panaméricains des routes
Congresos Panamericanos de Carreteras (COPACA)

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1925 Buenos Aires Argentina


1925, Buenos Aires (Argentina), by merger with H-XH3063 - Pan American Highway Finance Committee, set up 1923, as specialized conference of D-XD3030 - OAS. Statutes approved by OAS Council in 1954, and amended in 1959, 1963, 1973. A final version of the Pan American Highway Project adopted without amendments at XIII Pan American Highway Congress, Dec 1979, Caracas (Venezuela). An updated version approved at XIV Congress, May 1982, Buenos Aires. The F-XF0287 - Pan American Highway System is under the aegis of COPACA.


Promote, by all means at their disposal, the development of highways and road transportation in the American Hemisphere in order to speed up the progressive integration of the Pan American Highway System with the national and international transportation systems; advocate multinational coordination of highway planning, programming, financing, and administration; promote the opening of large highways of multinational interest by supporting the financial negotiations of the interested countries; promote uniformity of highway and traffic standards throughout the hemisphere; promote the holding of meetings of specialists at the national, regional, or hemisphere level in the various technical fields relating to highways and other means of transportation and in order to link them with one another.


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Permanent Executive Committee, consisting of representatives of 11 countries, is attached to U-XE5708 - Inter-American Economic and Social Council (IA-ECOSOC), replaced by E-XE2432 - Inter-American Council for Integral Development. Permanent Technical Committees of Experts. Permanent Secretariat provided by OAS.


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