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New ICSU paper published: “A draft framework for understanding SDG interactions”
New ICSU paper published: “A draft framework for understanding SDG interactions”
Jun 15, 2016 2016 is the year when the implementation phase of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) really kicks into action. The principle obstacle to implementation at the national level is the complex web of interactions between different goals. To that end, the International Council for Science has just published a new working paper that presents a new tool to analyse and understand interactions between different SDGs.
Vacancy: Science Officer (ICSU Latin America/Caribbean) Jun 22, 2016
The ICSU Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, which will move to its new host country El Salvador in August, is recruiting a Science Officer.
IUPAC is naming the four new elements nihonium, moscovium, tennessine, and oganesson Jun 08, 2016
ICSU's Union Member, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, has launched a public consultation to confirm nihonium, moscovium, tennessine, and oganesson as the names of elements 113, 115, 117 and 118.
ICSU Annual Report 2015 now available Jun 08, 2016
2015 was a momentous year, with new international agreements on climate change, sustainable development and disaster risk reduction. ICSU was present in all these processes, convening scientific input and representing the research community. Read all about this and more in our new Annual Report.
STI Forum concludes at the UN in New York Jun 08, 2016
The first annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI Forum) for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ended on Tuesday at the United Nations in New York.
A new logo for the International Council for Science Jun 08, 2016
Following a decision by the Executive Board in March 2015, we have updated our logo and visual identity. The Board felt that it was important to give stronger emphasis to the full name of the organization. We are excited to share with you the result of this project.
The role of STI in implementing the SDGs: 2-day meeting opens in New York Jun 06, 2016
A two-day meeting to explore how science, technology and innovation can support the implementation of Agenda 2030 opens today at the United Nations in New York.
Rajib Shaw appointed Executive Director of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk programme May 31, 2016
Rajib Shaw has been appointed Executive Director of the International Programme Office of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programme hosted at the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth in Beijing. He will assume his position on 1 July.
ICSU signs a five-year agreement with Sida to work with NASAC and ISSC to support integrated science in Africa May 31, 2016
As part of its mission to support integrated, solutions-oriented science globally, the International Council for Science (ICSU) has signed a 5-year agreement with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) for a 5 million euro programme to strengthen research capacity for sustainability in Africa.
ICSU at the Science, Technology and Innovation Forum in New York May 26, 2016
The United Nations has convened a multi stakeholder Forum to take place from 6-7 June in New York. ICSU's Executive Director will address the Forum, and the Council is also holding a side event.
ICSU’s Urban Health and Wellbeing Programme highlights importance of health issues at UNEP General Assembly May 19, 2016
On the 24th May, the Urban Health and Wellbeing Programme of ICSU will host a side event at the 2nd UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-2).
ICSU signs agreement for new regional office in El Salvador May 12, 2016
In an official ceremony on Wednesday, the International Council for Science Executive Director Heide Hackmann signed an agreement with the government of El Salvador which will host the ICSU Regional Office in that country for the next five years, starting August 2016.
International experts submit report on Future of the Seas and Oceans to G7 Science and Technology Ministers meeting in Japan May 11, 2016
A special report for policymakers on the oceans and seas has been submitted to the G7 Science and Technology Ministers ahead of their meeting in Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture in Japan, 15-17 May.
ICSU/CFRS workshop on gender issues in field research May 11, 2016
Risks and challenges for women doing field research was the topic of a workshop organized last month in Mexico City by the International Council of Science (ICSU), through its Committee of Freedom and Responsibility in Research (CFRS).
ICSU President highlights importance of science in Agenda 2030 at UN conference May 10, 2016
ICSU President Gordon McBean stressed the critical role of science in the implementation of the post 2015 UN frameworks at a major UN conference in Geneva this week on science and technology.
ICSU CFRS welcomes acquittal of Heinz Richter May 10, 2016
The Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in the conduct of Science (CFRS) of the International Council for Science (ICSU) is pleased to see the complete acquittal of Professor Heinz Richter, a historian and scholar of Greek history, who was arrested and tried under a new Greek “racism” law for his depiction of Greek resistance during WWII.
ICSU’s Urban Health programme convenes workshop in China on modelling approaches to human health risks in cities May 02, 2016
Experts from a wide range of disciplines who share an interest in modelling different approaches to urban health gathered on the island of Gulangyu, off the Chinese coastal city of Xiamen last week for a workshop to explore ways to engage policy dialogue around these issues. The two-day workshop - which was held from April 28-29 - was organised by the ICSU co-sponsored “Urban Health and Wellbeing programme” and hosted by the Institute of Urban Environment of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Gulangyu Island was chosen as the location for its historical meaning as the birthplace of tropical medicine. Participants came from China, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.
Announcing the new ICSU Grants Programme Apr 29, 2016
ICSU launches grants programme to foster collaborative science among scientific Unions. Applications are now invited for the 2016 ICSU Grants Programme.
Council's Union Members meet in Paris Apr 14, 2016
The triennial meeting of the International Council for Science's Union Members took place at the Fondation Simone et Cino del Duca in Paris, France on 12-13 April 2016.
World Data System marks fifth anniversary of International Programme Office Apr 06, 2016
A ceremony was held today to mark five years of successful collaboration between the Japanese National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) and the International Council of Science (ICSU) for the hosting and support of the World Data System International Programme Office (WDS-IPO).
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