Environmental Health 2013 03 - 06 March 2013 Boston, USA  
Environmental Health 2013 – Science and Policy to Protect Future Generations will provide a forum for the discussion of most recent scientific results on the interactions of the environment and human health. In a rapidly changing global environment the protection of future generations has become a major goal of national and international politics. Thus this conference will provide a place for translating scientific evidence into strategies to direct future research and policy action.    
Employee voice is ‘critical’ to sustainable business success  
Employers need to “talk and listen to staff” to ensure sustainable business success, according to in-depth research published today.    
2012 set to be ninth warmest year on record – UN report  
28 November 2012 – Temperatures this year are the ninth highest on record since 1850 despite the effect of La Niña, a meteorological phenomenon which is supposed to have a cooling influence on the Earth’s atmosphere, says a new United Nations report released today.    
UN climate change talks begin in Doha with call to build on existing agreements  
26 November 2012 – Thousands of government representatives, international organizations and civil society members have gathered in the Qatari capital of Doha for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, which kicked off today with a call to build on and implement previously agreed decisions to curb global carbon emissions by the year 2020.    
ASEAN Entrepreneurship Conference 2012 (AEC2012) 5 to 6 November 2012 Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia  
The conference aims to provide a forum for academics, researchers, practitioners as well as entrepreneurs to exchange ideas and keeping abreast of recent developments in the field of entrepreneurship from the perspective of knowledge and innovation in ASEAN context.    
Systems and software engineering -- Systems and software Quality Requirements and Evaluation (SQuaRE) -- System and software quality models  
ISO/IEC 25010:2011 defines: 1. A quality in use model composed of five characteristics (some of which are further subdivided into subcharacteristics) that relate to the outcome of interaction when a product is used in a particular context of use. This system model is applicable to the complete human-computer system, including both computer systems in use and software products in use. 2. A product quality model composed of eight characteristics (which are further subdivided into subcharacteristics) that relate to static properties of software and dynamic properties of the computer system. The model is applicable to both computer systems and software products.    
World Standards Day Message 14 October 2012  
International standards such as those from IEC, ISO and ITU are crucial for increasing efficiency. This issue has come to the forefront as global challenges like sustainability and financial uncertainty mean that organizations are challenged to achieve better results with less waste.    
New ISO standard on project management  
With pressure on business for faster and cheaper results, a new ISO standard for good practice in project management will increase efficiency and maximize the effect of investments ISO 21500:2012, Guidance on project management, can be used by any type of organization, including public, private or community organizations, and for any type of project, irrespective of complexity, size and duration.    
Seminar on the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs Geneva, November 8, 2012  
The seminar will be conducted by staff of WIPO and an invited speaker. It aims at increasing awareness and practical knowledge of the system among actual and potential users, whether in industry or in private practice and focuses on the needs of independent and in house industrial property agents (paralegals as well as attorneys) who file applications for international industrial design registrations and who administer such registrations. It will cover all aspects of the Hague system, including legal and practical matters (main features and advantages of the system, different procedures, etc.) as well as the latest trends in the field of international industrial design registration.    

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