PAN AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF GEOGRAPHY AND HISTORY (PAIGH) is a technical and scientific body of the Organization of American States (OAS) specializing in the areas of cartography, geography, history and geophysics. For 93 years, the organization has promoted collaboration throughout the Americas by sponsoring conferences, publishing journals and organizing workshops. PAIGH has twenty-one member countries and five observing nations.
Its objectives are:
1) To encourage, coordinate, and publicize cartographical, geophysical, geographical, and historical studies, as well as other related scientific studies of interest to the Americas.
2) To promote and carry out studies, work and training in the aforementioned fields of activity.
3) To promote cooperation among organizations interested in these fields of activity in the Americas, and with related international organizations.