Pan American Highway Congresses

Congrès panaméricains des routes
Congresos Panamericanos de Carreteras (COPACA)

Search Open Yearbook

This information is part of the Open Yearbook, a free service of UIA's subscription-based Yearbook of International Organizations (YBIO). It includes profiles of non-profit organizations working worldwide in all fields of activity. The information contained in the profiles and search functionality of this free service are limited.

The full-featured Yearbook of International Organizations (YBIO) includes over 72,500 organization profiles, additional information in the profiles, sophisticated search functionality and data export. For more information about YBIO, please click here or contact us.

The UIA is a leading provider of information about international non-profit organizations. The aim of the Open Yearbook is to promote the activities of international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) and intergovernmental organizations (IGOs).


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.


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.

Available with paid subscription only.


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.


Available with paid subscription only.


English, French, Portuguese, Spanish.


Available with paid subscription only.

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 4 inter-governmental organizations.
More detailed data available with paid subscription.

Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 non-governmental organizations.
More detailed data available with paid subscription.


Available with paid subscription only.


Members in 35 countries
More detailed data available with paid subscription.

Type I Classification

Available with paid subscription only.

Type II Classification

Available with paid subscription only.

Subjects *

  • Transportation, Telecommunications
    • Transportation
    • Traffic
    • Roads

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

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



Last News Received

19. Feb 1999
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

You are viewing an organization profile from the Yearbook of International Organizations Online.
← return to your search page to find additional profiles.
Terms of Use

UIA allows users to access and make use of the information contained in its Databases for the user’s internal use and evaluation purposes only. A user may not re-package, compile, re-distribute or re-use any or all of the UIA Databases or the data* contained therein without prior permission from the UIA.

Data from database resources may not be extracted or downloaded in bulk using automated scripts or other external software tools not provided within the database resources themselves. If your research project or use of a database resource will involve the extraction of large amounts of text or data from a database resource, please contact us for a customized solution.

UIA reserves the right to block access for abusive use of the Database.

* Data shall mean any data and information available in the Database including but not limited to: raw data, numbers, images, names and contact information, logos, text, keywords, and links.