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									International Geographical Union--Union Géographique Internationale
                                      Adalberto Vallega, President
                                  Department Polis, University of Genoa
                               Stradone S. Agostino, 37, 16123 Genoa, Italy
                     Vox: +39 10 209 5858 Fax: +39 10 209 5891 E-Mail: a.vallega@iol.it

Rome, October 9, 2005

To
    Chairpersons of IGU National Committees
    Chairpersons of IGU Commissions and Task Forces
    Co-ordinators of IGU Regional Networks
    and to whom that may be concerned

Sub.: Cultures and Civilizations for Human Development (CCHD)

Dear All,

I am pleased to inform you that IGU announced a Workshop on Cultures and Civilizations
for Human Development (CCHD) with the aim of:

    Providing a forum for discussions on the role of cultures and civilizations, including inter-
     cultural and inter-civilizational dialogue towards the enhancement of human
     development, in particular the pursuit of goals enunciated in the UN Millennium
     Declaration, and in the Implementation Plan adopted by the World Summit on
     Sustainable Development;

    From a geographical perspective, designing innovative approaches to the study of
     cultures and civilizations in a globalised world;

    Implementing inter-disciplinary discussions on these subjects;

    Exploring how to enhance scientific collaboration with inter-governmental organizations
     and other bodies may be implemented in the pursuit of these goals;

    Proposing the proclamation of a UN International Year on Cultures and Civilizations for
     Human Development.

    All the IGU bodies are cordially invited to participate in the workshop, which will be held
in Rome, Villa Celimontana, Home of Geography, December 12-14, 2005.

     Please find enclosed:
    the preliminary programme including the list of questions submitted to the Workshop
     participants;
    the participation form.

                        International Geographical Union Executive Committee, 2004-2008
Adalberto Vallega, Italy, President                                   José Luis Palacio-Prieto, Mexico, First Vice President
    a.vallega@iol.it                                                       palacio@servidor.unam.mx
Ronald F. Abler, USA, Secretary General and Treasurer                 Anne Buttimer, Ireland, Past President
    rabler@aag.org                                                         anne.buttimer@ucd.ie
Nikita F. Glazovsky, Russia, Vice President                           Changming Liu, China, Vice President
    nikita@ntserver.cis.lead.org                                            LIUCM@dls.iog.ac.cn
Markku Löytönen, Finland, Vice President                               Lindisizwe M. Magi, South Africa, Vice President
    markku.loytonen@helsinki.fi                                            LMMAGI@pan.uzulu.ac.za
Hiroshi Tanabe, Japan, Vice President                                 Woo-ik Yu, South Korea, Vice President
    XLH02561@nifty.ne.jp                                                    yuik@snu.ac.kr
                                                        Secretariat
                                   2246 N Pollard Street, Arlington VA 22207-3805, USA
                             Vox: +1 202 431 6271 Fax: +1 703 527 3227 E-Mail: igu@aag.org
                                               URL: http://www.igu-net.org
International Geographical Union--Union Géographique Internationale
                                      Adalberto Vallega, President
                                  Department Polis, University of Genoa
                               Stradone S. Agostino, 37, 16123 Genoa, Italy
                     Vox: +39 10 209 5858 Fax: +39 10 209 5891 E-Mail: a.vallega@iol.it




    I would be very grateful to you if you could circulate this invitation to any interested
parties. Please, reply to this call for collaboration in due course. Messages should be
addressed to: Adalberto Vallega, c/o Home of Geography <l.ayo@homeofgeography.org>.

I thank you very much for your collaboration.
Best regards,




Adalberto Vallega
President of IGU


Encl.:
Workshop preliminary programme, including the participation form




                        International Geographical Union Executive Committee, 2004-2008
Adalberto Vallega, Italy, President                                   José Luis Palacio-Prieto, Mexico, First Vice President
    a.vallega@iol.it                                                       palacio@servidor.unam.mx
Ronald F. Abler, USA, Secretary General and Treasurer                 Anne Buttimer, Ireland, Past President
    rabler@aag.org                                                         anne.buttimer@ucd.ie
Nikita F. Glazovsky, Russia, Vice President                           Changming Liu, China, Vice President
    nikita@ntserver.cis.lead.org                                            LIUCM@dls.iog.ac.cn
Markku Löytönen, Finland, Vice President                               Lindisizwe M. Magi, South Africa, Vice President
    markku.loytonen@helsinki.fi                                            LMMAGI@pan.uzulu.ac.za
Hiroshi Tanabe, Japan, Vice President                                 Woo-ik Yu, South Korea, Vice President
    XLH02561@nifty.ne.jp                                                    yuik@snu.ac.kr
                                                        Secretariat
                                   2246 N Pollard Street, Arlington VA 22207-3805, USA
                             Vox: +1 202 431 6271 Fax: +1 703 527 3227 E-Mail: igu@aag.org
                                               URL: http://www.igu-net.org

								
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