WFEO Committees and Executive Council meet in Slovenia from 16 to 20 September 2012

The Slovenian Chamber of Engineers, national member of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations, hosted the meetings of the Federation’s committees and executive council from 16 to 20 September in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Several events prepared for the Executive Council during the first days of the week:

  • The WFEO ten Standing Committees met to review and discuss their activities during the current year as well as their forthcoming programs.
  • The executive board met for a day in preparation of the executive council meeting.
  • Several Task Groups discussed matters relating to the Federation and STCs activities.

The Executive Council received these reports on 20 September and prepared its recommendations.

Simultaneously, the World Engineering Forum under the theme of “Sustainable Construction for People“ took place on 18 and 19 September and was inaugurated by the President of the Republic of Slovenia. The Forum’s sessions and roundtables addressed the issues of Cities and Urban Development, Sustainable Infrastructure, Green Buildings and Disaster Risk Management.

The Executive council was opened by President Adel Al-Kharafi.

  • It approved the Federation’s audited accounts and budgets.
  • It noted the updated Strategic and Action Plans presented by the executive director.
  • It approved the updated rules of procedures according to the report of the Task Force on Governing Documents.
  • It welcomed a new national member from Fiji.
  • It noted the merge of the Federation of African Engineering Organizations (FAEO) and the African Engineering Forum (AEF) with the FAEO being the Federation’s International member with one vote.
  • It took note of the progress report by Tan Seng Chuan on the Federation’s 2013 General Assembly meetings and the World Engineers’ Summit to be held in Singapore.
  • The activities and projects of the Federation were debated including the collaboration between WFEO on the one hand and UNESCO and OECD on the other hand as well as the Federation’s involvement in United Nations Bodies, European Commissions and international organizations and multilateral agencies.

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