6 November 2018
Upcoming International Congresses
Europe45th Annual Congress of the International Society for Oncology and Biomarkers, 24-27/11/18, Hamburg +++ 5th Congress of the Nordic Operating Room Nurses Association, 29-30/11/18, Stockholm +++ 4th European Congress on Endometriosis of the European Endometriosis League, 22-24/11/18, Vienna
Asia16th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Fracture Repair, 27-30/11/18, Kyoto +++ 17th World Wind Energy Conference of the World Wind Energy Association, 28-30/11/18, Karachi +++ 16th World Congress of the International Association of Institutes of Navigation, 28/11-01/12/18, Chiba
AmericaAnnual Conference of the Association of Moving Image Archivists, 28/11-01/12/18, Portland OR +++ 1st Congress of the Latin American Heart Rhythm Society, 29-30/11/18, Cartagena de Indias +++ 14th Latin American Regional Congress of the International Association of Forensic Toxicologists, 26-29/11/18, Buenos Aires
Africa6th Annual Conference of the International Council on Archives, 26-30/11/18, Yaoundé +++ 9th International Congress of Dipterology of the Council for International Congresses of Dipterology, 25-30/11/18, Windhoek +++ 22nd Annual Conference of the African Securities Exchange Association, 25-27/11/18, Lagos
Pacific28th Annual Conference of the Pacific Islands Association of Libraries, Archives, and Museums, 26-30/11/18, Kosrae +++ Annual Conference of the Pacific GIS and Remote Sensing Council, 26-30/11/18, Suva +++ 46th Annual Conference of the Oceania Comparative and International Education Society, 20-22/11/18, Wellington
Philippe Garnier
Identifying and Building up Partnerships for Development Projects: CRAterre Field Experience and Lessons Learnt
By Philippe Garnier, Vice-Chairman of CRAterre, Germany-Belgium-Northern Europe and AE&CC Habitat Programme Coordinator. Speaker at the UIA Associations Round Table, 15-16 November 2018, Lyon, France.

CRAterre is an association established in 1979 by students and lecturers of the School of Architecture of Grenoble doing research on earthen architecture. In the 1980s, it also became a research lab. The organization’s mandate since the beginning is to facilitate the sustainable management and production of the built environment by the stakeholders. This is possible through complementary activities of which capacity-building, research-action, communication and dissemination are the main ones. Earth as building material is a good medium for this enabling approach ...

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Save the Date - ISATT 2019

ISATT 2019 The 19th Biennial Conference of International Study Association on Teachers and Teaching will take place from 1-5 July 2019 in Sibiu, Romania.
The theme of the 19th Biennial ISATT Conference 2019: Education beyond the crisis: new skills, children's rights and teaching contexts.

The vision of the conference is the creation of an educational environment that meets the need of students for knowledge and progress that motivates and invites them to connect with each other and communicate with teachers. Teachers and students can only together succeed in creating a better world. If we want to know the future, we should start building it today!

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PCAAE Associations Summit

Inspire, collaborate, sustain.
The Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives (PCAAE) facilitates the work of association executives in managing their organizations and advances their profession through knowledge delivery, recognition and collaboration initiatives.

PCAAE will hold its 6th Associations Summit on 23 and 24 November 2018 at the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center, Philippines.

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Welcome Suzhou International Expo Centre

New Associate Member.
UIA welcomes Suzhou International Expo Centre. Suzhou International Expo Centre is a large exhibition complex, including exhibition and conference facilities, accommodation and catering, cultural and arts, business travel and other services. It is situated at the core area of the city, which is China’s only Business Tourism Demonstration Base, close to the Jinji Lake (the largest urban lake in China). It is a 30 minute drive from Shanghai.

The centre has 100,000 sqm of exhibition space, 50,000 sqm of meeting space, and 60 meeting rooms of different styles and with integrated facilities. It also has a Novotel Hotel SIP with 307 rooms with plenty of choices for catering, living, touring, shopping and entertaining.

International Migration Outlook 2018

Latest edition. The 2018 edition of International Migration Outlook analyses recent developments in migration movements and policies in OECD countries and some non-member countries. It looks at the evolution of the labour market outcomes of immigrants in OECD countries, with a focus on the migrants’ job quality and on the sections and occupations in which they are concentrated.

The outlook includes two special chapters on the contribution of recent refugee flows to the labour force and on the illegal employment of foreign workers. It also includes country notes and a statistical annex.

Why Kyoto?
By Ms. Teruyo Seki, Director Sales Promotion, ICC Kyoto and Mr. Yoshiaki Matsui, Deputy Director, Kyoto Convention and Visitors Bureau

Did you know, that…?

+ Kyoto is the birthplace of Japan’s history of international association meetings. Kyoto is home to the Kyoto International Conference Center (ICC Kyoto) - Japan’s first purpose-built international congress center and the place where the Kyoto Protocol was adopted.

+ Kyoto is one of the safest, most popular destinations in the world. Kyoto has been in the top 10 of Travel+Leisure’s Best Cities ranking for seven consecutive years. The combined Osaka/Kyoto/Kobe metropolitan area was also ranked the world’s #1 safest city by the QS Best Student Cities Index. Kyoto City even boasts of having the most strict drinking water standards in the world ...

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'Supporting a Resilient and Sustainable World'

Naoko Okamura
Ms. Naoko Okamura, Deputy Director-General, Research and Development Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan

On 31 October, you are going to kick off the GEO-XV Plenary. What are the main goals and outcomes you hope to achieve with the plenary?

+ The GEO-XV Plenary on the topic of Supporting a Resilient and Sustainable World will focus on international efforts on what GEO considers three priority engagement areas: sustainable development goals (SDGs); the Paris Agreement; and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. We will discuss positive examples of earth observations that have contributed to resolving global problems as well as challenges going forward ...

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Convention Highlights
6th World Curriculum Studies Conference9-12/12/18, Melbourne, AustraliaMore
Congress of the International Society for Burn Injuries (ISBI) 201830/11-4/12/18, Delhi, IndiaMore

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This year CIVICUS celebrates 25 years of working together to strengthen civil society and citizen action round the world. CIVICUS was established in 1993 and since 2002 has been headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with additional hubs across the globe. CIVICUS is a membership alliance with more than 4,000 members in more than 175 countries.
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