12 December 2013, GENEVA – The United Nations General Assembly has set the stage for a new global agreement on reducing the impact of disasters by confirming that the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will take place in Sendai City, Japan from 14 to 18 March 2015.
On the 19th, The World Council of Civil Engineers presents in UN headquarters in New York the first of three monographs which publishes in collaboration with UN-Water and AQUAE Foundation. Follow the presentation live on our website. Time: 1:15 p.m. (NY) 7:15 p.m. (Spain).
On the day of its 8th General Assembly, its member organizations have unanimously agreed to appoint Professor JOSÉ MEDEM SANJUAN as FOUNDING PRESIDENT OF THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CIVIL ENGINEERS for its continuing commitment in the creation of a world organization to represent civil engineering professionals on an equal basis and promote technology transfer contributing to the welfare of humankind.
Such tribute was held during the 8th General Assembly Gala Dinner on October 13th at the Tropicana Santiago de Cuba.
On late September, we were honoured by UN Water to become its partner member. We expect a fruitful collaboration from such partnership and from any other UN Water partners we will contact in UN Water fostered meetings.