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Following the constitutional meeting of PPP Unit officials and PPP experts held in Geneva in May 2018 and the series of Declarations by national PPP Units andinfrastructure agencies in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commissionfor Europe’s Working Party on PPPs as well as the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and taking stock of the wish to intensify and deepencollaboration, the World Association of PPP Units and Infrastructure Agencies is hereby established and hereafter referred to as WORLD ASSOCIATION OF PPP UNITS(hereafter “WAPPP” or “the Association”).WAPPP is a non-profit associationestablished pursuant to Articles 60 et seq. ofthe Swiss Civil Code and governed by thepresent statutes. It is non-denominationaland politically neutral.The Association’s headquarters are locatedin the State of Geneva, Switzerland.The Association shall be of unlimitedduration. The Association shall pursue the following aim(s):

  • To promote and develop understanding and cooperation among PPP Units, Infrastructure Agencies and PPP Advisory Centers that may exist;
  • To strengthen information gathering systems, promote research and information exchange among PPP Units, Infrastructure Agencies and Advisory Centers;
  • To share country and regional experiences in designing, tendering, implementing, and overseeing PPP projects;
  • To provide PPP Units and Infrastructure Agencies with access to technical assistance and training and respond to objections on PPP issues in order to make implementation of SDGs through PPPs more popular;
  • To facilitate access to funding for-, and mobilise investment in PPP projects undertaken by WAPPP Members, especially SDG-related projects, as well as provide other assistance, through referrals to catalytic intermediaries, venture funds, relevant bilateral and multilateral agencies, corporations or professional associationsfor the development and implementation of PPP investment programs;
  • To monitor and help implement innovative financing mechanisms for PPP projects;g) To support government efforts in developing PPP laws and norms inspired by international best practices and in adopting sound PPP strategies;
  • To foster the transition to implementing SDGs through people first public private partnerships while upholding business integrity, enhancing transparency andequity, and maintaining robust checks and balances on inappropriate behavior along the lifecycle of soft and hard infrastructure projects.

The aims of WAPPP shall be accomplished through physical and virtual meetings, seminars, webinars and congresses, through publication of regular periodicals and special reports and through such other means that contribute to WAPPP’s general objectives and goals.

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