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ICSU’s principal source of ‘core’ income is dues from Members and a subvention from the host country France. The other major sources of income are grants from various organizations and foundations. The General Assembly approves draft budgets for the next triennium upon proposals received from the Executive Board, which is charged with finalizing the annual budgets. After consideration by the Committee on Finance and the Executive Board, the audited annual accounts are sent to all Members for approval. The ICSU Regional Offices are mainly supported by their host countries, with some funding from ICSU and other sources.

Member Dues

Members Dues

Annual dues are paid in accordance with Statute 41: 'Each Member of ICSU shall pay annual dues within a scale determined by the General Assembly. Each International and Regional Scientific Associate shall pay annual dues determined by the General Assembly. National Associates pay no dues'.  The dues are based on the decision of the 30th General Assembly in 2011 and a new system of dues for National Members based on GDP and for Scientific Union Members based on their income from dues came into effect in 2012. Dues of International Associates are fixed at €500.

Financial Summary

International Council for Science (ICSU) for the period 1 January to 31 December 2012


Statement of income and expenditure
International Council for Science (ICSU) for the period 1 January to 31 December 2014
Income Euros

Membership dues


Scientific Unions

Scientific Associates

Provision Arrears




-              359,688
NSF support for WCRP -
Grants from NSF 405,481
France 500,000
Other grant for IRDR RIO+20 Global Sustain. 1,519,825
Ruentex donation 717,360
Other income 118,889
Cancellation other provision 114,959
Investment income 28,764
Total income 5,568,056

Expenditure Euros
Policy committees 291,755
Joint initiatives 1,682,694
ICSU Regional Offices 417,979
Grant Programme 239,000
Special initiatives 417,107
Governance meetings 536,656
Outreach 447,773
Policy & administrative support 1,024,553
Contingency/Provision 69,696
Other expenses 8,287
Investment charges & losses* 35,378
Total expenditure 5,170,879
Excess of  income over  expenditure 397,177
* Including provision for unrealized losses on Portfolio for a total amount of 9,7K €


Balance Sheet

Balance Sheet
Assets Euros
Bank & cash balances 2,307,968
Marketable securities 1,471,158
NSF & UNESCO, funds for IRDR & RIO+20 621,839
Others assets 67,482
Fixed assets 47,494
Total assets 4,515,942

Liabilities Euros
External funds allocated 707,576
Sundry creditors & accruals 566,630
Provision / Retirement 316,973
Total liabilities 1,591,178

Reserves Euros
Mandatory reserve 1,500,000
General fund / Retained earnings 1,027,587
Total reserves 2,527,587

Net Result 397,177


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