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More than 1,000 delegates gather in Geneva for talks on global disaster risk reduction agreement
More than 1,000 delegates gather in Geneva for talks on global disaster risk reduction agreement
Nov 18, 2014 ICSU took part in the second preparatory session for the Third World Disaster Risk Reduction Conference at the UN in Geneva from Nov 17-18. As the organizing partner of the Science and Technology Major Group, ICSU convened a delegation of more than 20 representatives from Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa drawn from research organizations, ICSU's IRDR programme and ICSU's Regional Offices and partner organizations such as the IAP.
Future Earth Engagement Committee announced Nov 14, 2014
Jairam Ramesh will chair the Committee, which will provide leadership and strategic guidance on engaging societal partners with Future Earth, ensuring that Future Earth provides the knowledge society needs.
ICSU publishes report of External Review Panel Nov 13, 2014
The External Review Panel (ERP) was set up in mid-2013 to review the activities of ICSU which had not been reviewed since 1996.
Landmark scientifc data conference ends with strong support of data sharing for sustainability Nov 12, 2014
SciDataCon2014, the International Conference on Data Sharing and Integration for Global Sustainability, took place on 2–5 November in New Delhi, India.
Vacancy: Programme Officer at the office of the Health and Wellbeing in the Changing Urban Environment programme Nov 06, 2014
The international Programme Office (IPO) of Urban Health, hosted by the Institute of Urban Environment (IUE), Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) in Xiamen, China, is looking to fill the position of a programme officer.
Call for nominations: ICSU Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in the conduct of Science Oct 14, 2014
The International Council for Science is seeking nominations for individuals to join its Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in the conduct of Science (CFRS).
Invitation to ICSU Members to host the CFRS secretariat Oct 14, 2014
The International Council for Science has launched a call to its Members to host the secretariat of the ICSU Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in the conduct of Science (CFRS).
ICSU-endorsed initiative Sustainable Deltas 2015 launches in Rotterdam Sep 25, 2014
A unique initiative endorsed by the International Council for Science - Sustainable Deltas 2015 - (SD2015) launched today at the ‘Deltas in Times of Climate Change II International Conference’ in Rotterdam. The aim of the initiative is to focus attention and research on the value and vulnerability of deltas worldwide, and promote and enhance international and regional cooperation among scientists, policymakers and other stakeholders.
International Cartographic Association becomes member of ICSU Sep 24, 2014
The International Cartographic Association became a Full International Scientific Union Member at the 31st General Assembly of the International Council for Science (ICSU), bringing the total number of Scientific Unions to 32.
Canadian climate scientist is new President of the International Council for Science Sep 03, 2014
Professor Gordon McBean, an internationally recognized meteorologist and climate change expert, today became the new President of the International Council for Science (ICSU).
South African mathematician elected as next President of the International Council for Science Sep 03, 2014
Professor Daya Reddy, an internationally recognized mathematician from South Africa, today became the new President-elect of the International Council for Science
International Council for Science endorses open access to scientific record; cautions against misuse of metrics Sep 02, 2014
The General Assembly of the International Council for Science today endorsed open access principles and provided key recommendations guarding against the misuse of metrics in the evaluation of research performance.
Celebrating 30 years of global change research Sep 01, 2014
The global science community today celebrated 30 years of research collaboration that has contributed to fundamental breakthroughs in our understanding of the Earth System.
ICSU General Assembly opens in Auckland Aug 31, 2014
Gathering in Auckland for the tri-annual General Assembly of the International Council for Science (ICSU), the representatives of the scientific community will take key decisions that will define the direction of international science for the coming years.
Science advice to governments comes of age at Auckland conference Aug 29, 2014
Responding to the increasingly global nature of societal challenges, practitioners of science advice to governments formed a global network to share practice and strengthen their ties, at the first global conference on science advice to governments, which was held in Auckland, New Zealand this week.
Maryam Mirzakhani first female winner of Fields medal Aug 13, 2014
The medal, awarded at an event hosted by the International Mathematical Union (IMU), an ICSU Member, was awarded to Iranian national Mirzakhani for her work on complex geometry. She is one of four winners this year.
ICSU grants programme open for applications Aug 05, 2014
Members are now invited to submit applications for the 2015 ICSU grants programme.
UN supports call for an international science advisory mechanism on disaster risk reduction Jul 16, 2014
A delegation led by ICSU as the organising partner of the UN Science and Technology Major Group took part in the first meeting of the preparatory committee for the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.
ICSU organizes side event at UN High Level Political Forum Jul 03, 2014
The International Council for Science organized, together with UN-DESA and UNEP, a side event this week at the meeting of the High-Level Political Forum in New York focusing on the importance of science in the SDGs for monitoring progress and achieving the goals.
Future Earth to get globally distributed secretariat Jul 02, 2014
Future Earth, the new international programme for global sustainability which brings together thousands of the world’s leading researchers on global environmental change, will have a new secretariat with a unique and innovative structure that spans three continents.
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