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History

Founded 1894, The Hague (Netherlands), as Permanent International Association of Navigation Congresses -- Association internationale permanente des congrès de navigation -- Asociación Internacional Permanente de los Congresos de Navegación -- International Ständiger Verband für Schiffahrtkongresse, following amalgamation of Inland Navigation Congresses, set up 1885, Brussels (Belgium), and Ocean Navigation Congresses, formed 1889. Subsequently changed title to International Navigation Association (PIANC) -- Association internationale de navigation (AIPCN) -- Asociación Internacional de Navegación -- Internationaler Verband für Schiffahrt and then PIANC - Navigation, Ports, Waterways -- PIANC - Navigation, ports, voies navigables. Current full title: PIANC - The World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure -- PIANC - Association mondiale pour des infrastructures de transport maritime et fluviales. Registered by Belgian Royal Decree, 23 Mar 1923. EU Transparence Register: 399880022485-82.

Aims

Promote maintenance and operation of inland and maritime navigation by fostering progress in the planning, design, construction, improvement, maintenance and operation of inland and maritime waterways and ports and of coastal areas, for general use in industrialized and industrializing countries, including fisheries and sport and pleasure navigation; take responsibility for, and play a major role in, development of global waterborne transportation; function as an international forum for analysis and discussion of all aspects of waterborne transport, including policy, management, design, economics, integration with other transport modes, technology, safety and environment; contribute to integrated management of navigable water systems; provide assistance and advice to countries in transition; promote a comprehensive network of international navigation and port professionals and other stakeholders; enhance navigational function of waterways, ports and coastal zones, achieving sustainable development through balancing environmental and economic interests.

Future Events

2021 Oslo, Norway – Annual General Assembly

2020 Manila, Philippines – International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries

2020 Bristol, UK – Annual General Assembly

Past Events(4)

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Activities

Events/meetings; awards/prizes/competitions; research/documentation.

Structure

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Languages

English, French.

Financing

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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Ros A); United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) (Special Category).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 6 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 17 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 94 countries
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Type I Classification

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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Transportation, Telecommunications
    • Waterways
    • Ports: Sea, Air
  • Industry
    • Utilities
  • Research, Standards
    • Navigation

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

UIA Org ID

B3111

Last News Received

4. Oct 2017
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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