We are proud to introduce the new WCCE initiative, the online World Annual Civil Engineering Report (WACER) presented on the ocassion of our 9th General Assembly which took place in Lisbon on November the 25th.
Last Tuesday, the World Justice Project launched the WJP Rule of Law Index 2015 in Washington DC, presenting our newest data on how the rule of law is experienced by ordinary people in 102 countries around the globe. You can now access the 2015 WJP Rule of Law Index report and data here.
WJP's latest Index release relies on over 100,000 household and 2,400 expert surveys to measure how the rule of law is experienced in practical, everyday situations around the world. Indicators are organized around constraints on government powers, absence of corruption, open government, fundamental rights, order and security, regulatory enforcement, civil justice, and criminal justice.
The event included a presentation our latest findings by Chief Research Officer Alejandro Ponce, live audience polling, and a panel discussion on some of today's most pressing rule of law issues—watch the video here.
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.
WCCE President attended the taking office ceremony of Ordem dos Engenheiros new Bastonario, Carlos Alberto Mineiro Aires, current President Elect WCCE. The ceremony took place on 10 May at Culturgest, and was presided by the President of Portugal. There, the President of the Republic addressed a message of recognition to the attending technical community regarding these professionals, showing his appreciation for Engineering and its essential role in the economic and social development.
“Engineers have always been essential to the country’s development process. Whenever economic and social development is mentioned, engineers are there”, said the President, identifying these professionals as “examples of the ability of building a new Country”.