The Federation of International Societies of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, founded in 2000, is a non-profit umbrella organisation and composed of four societies in Europe (ESPGHAN), North America (NASPGHAN), Latin America (LASPGHAN) and Asia Pan Pacific (APPSPGHAN). Others in the league are the Commonwealth Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (CAPGAN) and the Pan Arab Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (PASPGHAN). They advocate child health in the field, educate and promote and organise the World congress WCPGHAN every four years to create an environment in which high-quality original scientific research can be shared and discussed.