We are honored to announce a remarkable institutional presence at the 9thWEEC in Vancouver (BC, Canada) – 9 to 16 September 2017.
Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Hasnaa from Morocco, President of the Mohammed VI Foundation of Environmental Protection, will chair the ceremonial opening on September 9th. Several high level meetings and visits to local eco- schools and centres of research have been organized during her stay.
The congress will also be the occasion to celebrate the 40thanniversary of the Tbilisi conference in 1977. Ms. Ekaterine Grigalava, Deputy Minister and Ms. Tamar Aladashvili, Deputy Head, Department of Environmental Policy and International Relations will join the congress for the Opening Session to share their experience and remarks.
Ms. Jaime Alexandra Webbe, Chief, Environmental Education and Training Unit and Mr Elliott C. Harris, Assistant Secretary General and Head of the New York Office of UNEP will also be attending.
Ms. Julia Heiss, Education Director for UNESCO (Paris) and Mr.Charles Hopkins, UNESCO Chair in Reorienting Teacher Education towards Sustainability(York University) will speak for UNESCO.
This confirms the strong attention and support the ‘United Nations Environment Programme’ and the ‘United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization’ have devoted to the WEEC over the past congresses.