IYGU(International Year of Global Understanding)「国際地球理解年」
I have the pleasure to let you know that this morning the 2016 IYGU has been
successfully declared by the International council of Social Sciences, the
International Council for Science, and the International Council for
Philosophy and Human Sciences by Alberto Martinelli, Heide Hackmann and Luiz
Oosterbeek at the world Social Science Forum in Durban.
I want to express my gratitude to the representatives of the three councils,
the presidents Gordon McBean (ICSU), Alberto Martinelli (ISSC) and Chao
Gejin (CIPSH), as well as the executive directors Heide Hackmann (ICSU),
Mathieu Denis (ISSC), and Luiz Oosterbeek (CIPSH) that they have made it
possible to bring the project to success.
I would thank Lizzie Sayer, Denise Young and Johannes Mengel form the public
relations department of ISSC and ICSU for the press release and all the
persons who translated the English original in French (Mathis Stock),
Chinese (Shangyi Zhou), Spanish (Inguelore Scheunemann), Portuguese (Luiz
Oosterbeek), Japanese (Yukio Himiyama) and German (Karsten Gäbler and
Dorothee Quade) in very short time (see attachments).
The presence of Nada Al-Nashif, the Assistant Director-General for Social
and Human Science of the UNESCO, and John Crowley, Chief of Section of the
Research, Policy and Foresight Sector for Social and Human Sciences of
UNESCO at the proclamation made it possible to discuss the basic structure
of possible cooperation with the IYGU. Other news about very important new
partners will follow soon.
With very best wishes,