Insight February 2012
Feature ItemDec 13, 2011
“Future Earth – research for global sustainability” will be the name of the new ten-year initiative on Earth system research for global sustainability being established through the partnership of ICSU, ISSC, the Belmont Forum, UNESCO, UNEP and UNU, with WMO as observer.
Feb 14, 2012
ICSU is now active on Twitter and Facebook. We're looking forward to connect with you on these platforms.
Feb 15, 2012
A recent Advisory Note of the ICSU Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in the conduct of Science (CFRS) aims to help scientists in developing countries contribute effectively to scientific progress and reduce the brain drain of scientists from developing to developed countries.
Jan 27, 2012
The synthesis report from the ICSU-UNESCO Rio+20 Regional Science and Technology workshops is now available, giving overarching and regional recommendations for Rio+20.
Jan 19, 2012
Mustapha Mokrane has been appointed as Executive Director of WDS and Head of its newly established International Programme Office.
Jan 17, 2012
The second meeting of the Transition Team, the committee designing ‘Future Earth – research for global sustainability’, was held on 9-11 December 2011 in San Francisco. As outlined in the meeting summary, further progress was achieved in defining a conceptual framework, a research strategy and a governance for Future Earth.Jan 09, 2012
The International Council for Science welcomes Dr. Steven Wilson as Executive Director. Dr. Wilson will provide important leadership as ICSU seeks to implement its newly approved second Strategic Plan 2012–2017.Read more ...
Dec 10, 2011
The first of two reports describing the ICSU Foresight Analysis is now available. Published in electronic form only, Report 1 describes the analysis carried out under Phases 1 and 2 of a process that has engaged the ICSU community in an important long-term planning exercise—exploring the future of international science in 20 years’ time.
Dec 02, 2011
The recently held Fifth World Science Forum 2011 ‘on a New Era of Global Science’, hosted in Budapest on 17-19 November 2011 by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, adopted a Declaration at its concluding session.
News from the Regions
Latin America and the CaribbeanFeb 20, 2012
On January 11-13, 2012 , ICSU-ROLAC presented the workshop 'Mathematics Education in Latin America and the Caribbean: a reality to be transformed' in Chile.
Dec 02, 2011
In 2011, the four documents relating to the ICSU ROLAC priority areas biodiversity, natural hazards, sustainable energy and mathematics education were printed in English and Spanish, thanks to the generous support of CONACYT Mexico.
AfricaJan 17, 2012
The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is looking for a Director General (DG) who shares their passion for enhancing the role of forests in human Well-being and Environmental conservation and its commitment to professionalism, innovation, impact and collaboration.
Dec 14, 2011
The ICSU ROA 2010/11 Annual Report focuses on progress made on the implementation of ROA Science Plans, Scientific Collaboration and Networking, Publications and General Communication, Capacity Building, The African Diaspora Project, and Strategic Partnerships.
Jan 27, 2012
Decisions of the 106th Meeting of the ICSU Executive Board.
Jan 20, 2012
The meeting report details the 11th CFRS meeting, which was held in Rome, in conjunction with the 30th ICSU General Assembly.
Jan 19, 2012
Decisions of the 30th General Assembly of ICSU held in Rome, Italy, from 27-30 September 2011
Jan 05, 2012
Statement given by Carthage Smith (Deputy Director, ICSU) at the Commission for Natural Sciences, 2 November 2011
Dec 10, 2011
Report 1 International science in 2031 - exploratory scenarios
Dec 03, 2011
Declaration of the Budapest World Science Forum 2011 on a New Era of Global Science Text adopted by the 5th Budapest World Science Forum on 19 November 2011, Hungary
Mar 05, 2012 - Mar 05, 2012 Paris 16, France
Speakers for ICSTI’s Workshop on ‘Delivering Data in Science’, to be held in Paris on 5 March 2012, have been confirmed. For the description and program outline for the Workshop, as well as the Registration Form, go to the ICSTI website EVENTS page. The speaker biographies, presentation titles and abstracts will be made available very soon.
Mar 19, 2012 - Mar 20, 2012 Paris, France
This is a closed meeting.
Mar 26, 2012 - Mar 29, 2012 London, UK
A major international science conference focusing on solutions to the challenge of global sustainability.
Apr 22, 2012 - Apr 27, 2012 Montréal, Canada
Occurring at a pivotal time for the environment of our planet, the International Polar Year (IPY) 2012 Conference draws international attention to the Polar Regions, global change, and related environmental, social and economic issues.
Jun 11, 2012 - Jun 15, 2012 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
A major Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development will be held prior to the Rio+20 conference in Rio de Janeiro in 2012.
Jul 14, 2012 - Jul 22, 2012 Mysore, India
Approximately 100 meetings covering the fields of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) Scientific Commissions (SC) and Panels.