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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”

Joining many national and international organizations, the International Council for Science (ICSU) – an organisation of which the IGU is a full member Union- calls on the government of the United States of America to rescind the Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” which is effectively banning […]

By |February 2nd, 2017|News|Comments Off on 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”

ICSU and ISSC vote to pursue merger ‘in principle’

IGU is a member of three major international councils – the International Council for Science (ICSU), the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and the International Council for the Humanities and Philosophical Sciences (CIPSH).  At an extraordinary General Assembly held in Oslo, Norway, on 24th October, both ICSU and ISSC delegates voted to pursue a […]

By |October 24th, 2016|Meetings, News, Other Events|Comments Off on ICSU and ISSC vote to pursue merger ‘in principle’

La Paz Conference – call for papers

GEOGRAPHIES FOR PEACE / GEOGRAFÍAS PARA LA PAZ

2017 IGU-UGI Thematic Conference 23-25 April 2017

La Paz – Bolivia

Call for papers: click here to download the list of session proposals

PRESENTATION OF ABSTRACTS

Abstracts, in Castilian or English, should be written on a blank page, which should only contain the following elements:

Name
Institutional affiliation /country of residence
[…]

By |October 16th, 2016|News, Other IGU Events|Comments Off on La Paz Conference – call for papers

OURSUS activities at the Beijing Congress

Report about the OURSUS activities and debates in Beijing; and Plan for the near future.

On 18 August OURSUS Chair Ton Dietz and OURSUS secretary Qiu Li participated in the jury of the poster competition of the iGEO Olympiad and selected the best posters out of 45 country posters highlighting one or more sustainable city […]

By |September 9th, 2016|Meetings, Miscellaneous, News|Comments Off on OURSUS activities at the Beijing Congress

Professor Yukio Himiyama is new IGU President

The International Geographical Union (IGU) recently convened in Beijing for its 33rd International Geographical Congress. In accordance with IGU Statutes, we hold a General Assembly as part of Congress proceedings to elect, inter alia, the leadership of the organization. As a result of a ballot held at the Beijing General Assembly, Professor Yukio Himiyama, […]

By |August 30th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Professor Yukio Himiyama is new IGU President

Carl Folke receives IGU Planet and Humanity Award

At the closing ceremony of the 33rd International Geographical Congress, Professor Carl Folke was awarded the IGU’s most prestigious Planet and Humanity Medal.  Previous recipients have included Al Gore and Nelson Mandela.  Professor Carl Folke, of the University of Stockholm and the Beijer Institute, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, has made an outstanding […]

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33rd International Geographical Congress Opening Ceremony

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 […]

By |August 22nd, 2016|Meetings, News|Comments Off on 33rd International Geographical Congress Opening Ceremony

Gearing up for the 33rd International Geographical Congress, Beijing, China

The IGU Executive Committee (see photograph) is meeting in Tianjin, some 120k south-east of Beijing, in preparation for the upcoming International Geographical Congress which kicks off on 22nd August at the China National Convention Centre in Beijing (see: http://www.igc2016.org).  The Congress, which will include a General Assembly during which a new IGU President and four […]

By |August 19th, 2016|Meetings, News|Comments Off on Gearing up for the 33rd International Geographical Congress, Beijing, China

Latest IGU newsletter available – NS19 July 2016

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By |August 2nd, 2016|News|Comments Off on Latest IGU newsletter available – NS19 July 2016

GEOGRAPHIES FOR PEACE / GEOGRAFÍAS PARA LA PAZ IGU-UGI Thematic Conference 23-25 April 2017

To view the information in Spanish, please click here.

In 2017 the International Geographical Union (IGU-UGI) will organize two Thematic Conferences, instead of a large Regional : one about “Energy, Geography & Balanced Development” in Baku (Azerbaijan), and one about “Geographies for Peace” in La Paz (Bolivia).

The Thematic Conference in La Paz will be focused […]

By |July 7th, 2016|Meetings, News, Other IGU Events, Uncategorized|Comments Off on GEOGRAPHIES FOR PEACE / GEOGRAFÍAS PARA LA PAZ IGU-UGI Thematic Conference 23-25 April 2017