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IGU Tribute to Ex IGU Vice President- Prof. Dr. Joan Vilà i Valentí from Spain

It is with great regret that I must inform you that Prof. Dr. Joan Vilà i Valentí, who was Vice-President of the International Geographic Union during the period 1980-1984, passed away at the age of 95 in Barcelona on August 23rd 2020. I met him in person during Barcelona IGU Regional Conference  in 1986.  He influenced [...]

By |2020-08-24T14:57:09+00:00August 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on IGU Tribute to Ex IGU Vice President- Prof. Dr. Joan Vilà i Valentí from Spain

IGU Elections/Bid Information

Dear IGU National Committee, Due to the postponement of the 2020 Istanbul Congress and General Assembly, I am writing to you in connection with two important matters that need to be resolved by e-ballot, viz. i) election of IGU President and four Vice-Presidents for the period 2020-2024, and ii) selection of the location for the [...]

By |2020-05-03T06:00:31+00:00May 3rd, 2020|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on IGU Elections/Bid Information

Call for joint efforts to fight against COVID-19 epidemic

Dear Colleagues, As widely reported, the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) is spreading in China and in some other countries, and it may possibly even be poised to become a global pandemic. The virus not only endangers human life, but without effective measures it threatens to seriously impact our life support systems, economic, social, cultural and [...]

By |2020-02-23T05:12:28+00:00February 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Call for joint efforts to fight against COVID-19 epidemic

Former IGU V-P, Academician QIN Dahe appointed as co-chair of the new EARTH COMMISSION

Earth Commission to Identify Risks, Guardrails, and Targets for the Planet Three of the world’s foremost scientists will co-chair a commission of leading international experts to identify risks and develop a coherent suite of scientific targets to protect Earth’s life support systems. Johan Rockström, Joyeeta Gupta, and Dahe Qin will co-chair the Earth Commission https://futureearth.org/2019/09/19/earth-commission/ [...]

By |2019-09-27T00:39:38+00:00September 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Former IGU V-P, Academician QIN Dahe appointed as co-chair of the new EARTH COMMISSION

Death of IGU stalwart Prof Christian Wichmann Matthiessen

The International Geographical Union regrets to announce the death of one of its most prominent colleagues, Professor Christian Wichmann Matthiessen, who passed away on Thursday 8 March 2018.  Professor Matthiessen was Danish delegate to the International Geographical Union (1998-2012), and member of the steering committee  - and subsequently Chair - of the IGU Commission on [...]

By |2018-03-24T07:45:32+00:00March 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Death of IGU stalwart Prof Christian Wichmann Matthiessen

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 [...]

By |2017-05-19T08:08:26+00:00July 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