RIBA Council (19 June) endorsed the setting-up of a new International Committee Working Group. The new group, announced on 2 April and reaffirmed by the International Committee on 2 June, considers the Institute’s role in engaging with communities facing civil conflict and natural disaster.
RIBA President Stephen Hodder said:
“I am pleased that, through our new and expert international working group, we will be able to deliver a positive and constructive response to working with international communities.
“RIBA Council’s resolution to call on the UIA to suspend the Israeli Association of United Architects has been fulfilled. The UIA response that the call is outside their ‘political scope’ brings the matter to a close. The RIBA will not be commenting further on the matter, therefore any members who share their personal views will not be doing so on behalf of the Institute.”
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Posted on Friday 20th June 2014