Pan American Highway Congresses

Congrès panaméricains des routes
Congresos Panamericanos de Carreteras (COPACA)

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History

1925, Buenos Aires (Argentina), by merger with Pan American Highway Finance Committee, set up 1923, as specialized conference of Organization of American States (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 Pan American Highway System is under the aegis of COPACA.

Aims

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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Activities

Recommends to member Governments action looking to full integration of regional road system. Permanent Technical Committees (3): Planning; Highway Studies, Construction and Maintenance; Highway Operations. Sub-committees (7): Darien; Pan American Transversal Highway in South America; Bolivarian Forest Edge Highway (Carretera Bolivariana Marginal de la Selva); Coordinating and Study Group on the Caribbean Circuit; Lima-Brasilia Highway, via Pucallpa (Peru); Pan-Amazonic; Use of Computers.

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Languages

English, French, Portuguese, Spanish.

Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 4 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 35 countries
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Subjects *

  • Transportation, Telecommunications
    • Transportation
    • Traffic
    • Roads

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

UIA Org ID

F3062

Last News Received

19. Feb 1999
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