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The UNESCO International Centre on Global-Scale Geochemistry (ICGG) was invited to join the UNESCO Category II Center Roundtable Meeting held on March 22th, 2018, in the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, CAS. The meeting was organized to make exchanges with the newly assigned officer for natural sciences projects of UNESCO Beijing office.

During the meeting, Dr. Hao Guojie, Deputy Director of ICGG and Director of Institute of Geophysical and Geochemical Exploration, CAGS (IGGE) expressed his welcome for Philippe. He hoped to strengthen cooperation with UNESCO Beijing office and vigorously promote the work of the center, so as to make active contributions to the sustainable development of resources and environments. Dr. Yao Wensheng, Secretary-Director of the ICGG introduced the significance of the establishment of the center, the main functions of the center, major progresses for the international training and the international cooperation since the establishment of the Centre. Philippe stated that the global-scale geochemistry was of great significance for managing environmental and natural resources and the UNESCO Beijing office fully support the functioning of ICGG. He pleasantly accepted the invitation by Dr. Hao Guojie and look forward to visit the ICGG soon.

Philippe took office as officer for natural sciences projects of UNESCO Beijing office early this month. He said this meeting was a good opportunity for him to get the functioning situation of each UNESCO centre and he was also very glad to establish cooperative relations with scientists from the centres, which would lay the foundation for future cooperation.

Also attending the meeting were representatives from the office of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk project (IRDR) of the International Council for Science (ICSU) and from other UNESCO category II natural science centres in China.

Roundtable Meeting of UNESCO Category II Centers for Natural Sciences

Dr. Hao Guojie, Deputy Director of ICGG making an introduction on ICGG