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International Geographical Union

  • By: Aharon Kellerman
  • In: Encyclopedia of Geography
  • Edited by: Barney Warf
  • Subject:General Geography, Earth & Environmental Science

The International Geographical Union (IGU) is the international organization of academic geographers, established in 1922 in Brussels following a series of international geographical meetings, the first of which was held at Antwerp in 1871. The objectives of the IGU are to promote the study of geographical problems; to initiate and coordinate geographical research requiring international cooperation and to promote its scientific discussion and publication; to provide for the participation of geographers in the work of relevant international organizations; to facilitate the collection and diffusion of geographical data and documentation in and between all member countries; to promote meetings of the IGU, regional conferences between the international geographical congresses, and other meetings in furtherance of the objectives of the Union; to participate in any other appropriate ...

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