World Psychiatric Association (WPA)

Association mondiale de psychiatrie (AMP)
Asociación Mundial de Psiquiatria
Weltverband für Psychiatrie
Associação Mundial de Psiquiatria
Vsemirnaja Psihiatriceskaja Associacija

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History

5 June 1961, Montréal QC (Canada), at 3rd World Psychiatric Congress. Replaced International Society for the Organization of World Psychiatric Congresses, set up 18 Sep 1950, Paris (France), which had organized the first two World Congresses - 1950, Paris and 1957, Zurich (Switzerland). Registered in accordance with the Swiss Civil Code.

Aims

Advance psychiatric and mental health education, research, clinical care and public policy worldwide; increase knowledge and skills necessary for work in the field of mental health and care for the mentally ill; promote the prevention of mental disorders; improve care of the mentally ill and preserve their rights; promote non-discrimination (parity) in the provision of care of the mentally ill; promote the highest ethical standards in psychiatric care, teaching and research; protect the rights of psychiatrists; disseminate and exchange information and advance enquiry into the aetiology, pathology and treatment of mental diseases; strengthen relations among psychiatrists working in various fields and among psychiatric societies existing in different countries; promote working relations with WHO in the fields of classification, treatment guidelines and psychiatric education, with other United Nations organizations and with governmental bodies.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 26 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 220 countries
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UIA Org ID

B3577

Last News Received

2016
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