ICC: 2020 year review

The International Code Council provides a review of 2020. This year, the world faced major challenges that have made us rethink the ways in which we’ve operated our daily lives. As we reflect on what has been an eventful year, the adaptability and resiliency displayed...

Hong Kong: World Institute of Sustainable Development Planners – WISDP

WOBO Vice President Raymond Chan was pleased to present on the “Implications of Sustainability for Building Professionals” to the World Institute of Sustainable Development Planners – WISDP in Hong Kong Raymond, a Certified Sustainable Development Planner, as part of WOBO’s collaboration with the WISDP and...

UN Habitat – World Cities Day 31 October 2020

WOBO, as an Affiliate of the UN-Habitat, is pleased to provide an update of “Urban October”.  The theme of World Cities Day 2020 is Valuing our Communities and Cities. More information including concept notes, key messages, round tables and much more is available here. Urban October...

ICC: Gulf Building Codes

WOBO was pleased to note the support and progress given to the development of the “Unified Gulf Building Code”. Washington, D.C. – The International Code Council received formal notification that it is the recipient of the Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) grant to partially underwrite the...

Sustainable Development Planning – Shaping our Future

As part of WOBO’s affiliation and collaboration Raymond Chan, Vice President attended and participated in a half day workshop on Sustainable Development Planning organised by the Hong Kong Institute of Education for Sustainable Development, www.wisdp.org.hk/promotion, UNESCO Hong Kong Association. www.unesco.hk/ The group focussed on the understanding...

ICC: International Code Council Pushes for Global Work on Clean Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

WOBO members and fellow professionals focus on the provision of clean water, effective sanitation and hygienic standards that protect people in and about the built environment – wherever the location.  As such, we fully support the action taken and would support the initiative proposed by...

Affiliation and Collaboration – Hong Kong UNESCO and World Institute of Sustainable Development Planners

Paul Myers, President of WOBO, is pleased to confirm that WOBO will be working with Hong Kong UNESCO and the World Institute of Sustainable Development Planners as they work towards the promotion and achievement of the sustainable development goals [SDGs] adopted by the UN General...

International Coalition for Sustainable Cities and Territories (ICOSCAT_CIVTED)

The World Organisation of Building Officials, as part of it’s links with UN-Habitat, is a formal member of the ICOSCAT CIVTED Coalition which is aligned with the UN’s goals and supports the UN-Habitat programmes and actions. The objectives of the coalition are: – Acting collectively...

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