International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH)

Association internationale des ports (AIP)
Asociación Internacional de los Puertos
Internationaler Verband der Seehäfen

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7 Nov 1955, Los Angeles CA (USA), at 2nd International Port and Harbor Congress, following a resolution at 1st Congress, Oct 1952, Kobe (Japan). Previously also referred to in French as Association internationale des ports et rades. Also referred to as World Ports Association (WPA). EU Transparency Register: 008739522835-06.


Further knowledge in the fields of port organization, management, administration, operation, development and promotion, and increase efficiency of ports and harbours by development and dissemination of information useful to their administration and providing them with an opportunity of associating together; thereby advance international friendship and understanding and the growth of waterborne commerce.

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Monitoring/evaluation; knowledge management/information dissemination; research/documentation; events/meetings.


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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Special); United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) (Special Category); International Labour Organization (ILO) (Special List); International Maritime Organization (IMO); United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 17 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 24 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 0 countries
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Subjects *

  • Transportation, Telecommunications
    • Waterways
    • Ports: Sea, Air
  • Commerce
    • Commerce

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure



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7. Feb 2020
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