The 33rd IGU Congress opening ceremony, attended by some 5000 geographers from more than 100 countries got underway at the China National Convention Centre in Beijing. The event was introduced by a charming performance of folk music by students of the Beijing College of Music. This was followed by introductory speeches welcoming the world of geography to the congress.
- IGU Urban commission annual meeting – Aug 2017
- International Council for Science (ICSU) calls on the government of the United States to rescind the Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States”
- New rural geographies in Europe: actors, processes, policies – 14-17 June 2017
- ICSU and ISSC vote to pursue merger ‘in principle’
- La Paz Conference – call for papers