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ICSU and ISSC release “Review of Targets for the Sustainable Development Goals: The Science Perspective“
ICSU and ISSC release “Review of Targets for the Sustainable Development Goals: The Science Perspective“
Feb 12, 2015 The International Council for Science, in partnership with the International Social Science Council, released a new report today which provides an independent review of the 169 targets under the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are set to be approved at the General Assembly of the UN in September.
Launch event for SDGs review held at UN in New York Mar 02, 2015
The International Council for Science, in partnership with ISSC, organized an event during the second intergovernmental negotiations session on the Post-2015 Development Agenda that took place at the United Nations in New York on 17-20 February 2015.
International symposium on science assessment and research integrity Feb 10, 2015
Through its Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in the conduct of Science (CFRS), the International Council for Science is engaged in the promotion of a responsible conduct of science. In that context, it has been co-sponsoring the three World Conferences on Research Integrity (WCRI) that have taken place since 2007. The Singapore Statement on Research Integrity that resulted from the WCRI in 2010 has become a universally recognised document, laying down fundamental principles.
Paul Shrivastava named Executive Director of Future Earth Feb 13, 2015
The International Council for Science (ICSU), on behalf of the Science & Technology Alliance for Global Sustainability, announced today the appointment of Paul Shrivastava as Executive Director of Future Earth.
Third Plenary of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) concludes Jan 27, 2015
The third plenary of IPBES was held between the 12th and 17th January 2015 in Bonn, Germany.
2015 is the International Year of Light Jan 20, 2015
The International Year of Light, a UN initiative to raise public awareness of the importance of photonics on everyday life, was officially launched at a ceremony at UNESCO in Paris on January 19. Photonics is the science and technology of generating, controlling and detecting photons, or light particles.
Tokyo Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience concludes Jan 20, 2015
The Tokyo Conference on International Study for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience which took place Jan 14-16 was co-organized by IRDR, the Science Council of Japan (SCJ), the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) and Tokyo University.
Vacancy: Bilingual part-time Accounts Assistant Jan 20, 2015
The International Council for Science (ICSU) is seeking a part-time Accounts Assistant (24 hours/week) on a permanent contract, from mid-March 2015.
New video: 2014 Young Scientists' Networking Conference Dec 16, 2014
Early career scientists discuss their perspective on a greener economy. A brief video from the 2014 Future Earth Young Scientists' Networking Conference at Villa Vigoni, Italy.
Global conference on science advice to governments: final report available Dec 15, 2014
The synthesis report of the first international conference of practitioners and scholars on Science Advice to Governments which took place in Auckland earlier this year is now available here.
Urban Health and Wellbeing office opens in Xiamen, China Dec 10, 2014
The new international programme office of the global science programme “Urban Health and Wellbeing” opened this week in Xiamen, China.
CFRS supports scientists whose human rights are under threat as a result of scientific activity Dec 10, 2014
The Chair of ICSU's Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in the conduct of Science, Leiv K. Sydnes, recently attended a court hearing in Turkey against the scientist Büşra Ersanlı.
International Council for Science announces Dr. Heide Hackmann to be Executive Director and Dr. Lucilla Spini, Head of Science Programmes Dec 08, 2014
Heide Hackmann, a social scientist with extensive experience running international research organizations, will be Executive Director of the Council’s Secretariat from March 2015. Lucilla Spini, a biological anthropologist with experience in international science coordination will take on the newly created role of Head of Science Programmes in early January.
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).
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