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14.03.2006 - AIJP Project: World Associations of Philately Meet
The Universal Postal Union (UPU) has a section called WADP, the World Association for the Development of Philately. Here, experts focus on the worldwide development of philately. Members are the

The Universal Postal Union (UPU) has a section called WADP, the World Association for the Development of Philately. Here, experts focus on the worldwide development of philately. Members are the International Federation of Philately (FIP), the International Association of Stamp Catalogue Editors (ASCAT), the International Federation of Stamp Dealers Associations (IFSDA) and the World Association of Philatelic Journalists (AIJP). One main field of interest is the problem of illegal stamp issues, forgeries and other dangers to a healthy development of philately.

Following the AIJP’s proposal, the associations’ executives will meet on the second day of Essen Fair, Friday 5 May. 12 domestic and foreign representatives will discuss new strategies and common aims to make future co-operation even more effective. The meeting will be chaired by Michael Adler, former FIP Director, who held leading positions in numerous national and international committees for many years.