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Former ICSU President M.G.K. Menon passes away
Former ICSU President M.G.K. Menon passes away
Nov 28, 2016 Mambillikalathil Govind Kumar Menon, President of ICSU from 1988-1993 and instrumental in launching the Council's work on the science-policy interface, died on 22 November 2016.
Book on Advancing Health and Wellbeing in the Changing Urban Environment published Dec 06, 2016
A new book on a systems approach on urban health and wellbeing was published by Springer and Zhejiang University Press. Many members of the community of the ICSU co-sponsored Urban Health programme are among the authors.
International Council for Science issues an advisory note on the issue of gender-based harassment in the practice of science Nov 25, 2016
On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the International Council for Science calls for more effective strategies to promote gender equality and equitable access to all resources in the practice of science, notably in the area of field research, and to remove barriers to the full participation in science by women.
ICSU at Habitat III: Science, cities and visualization Nov 08, 2016
At Habitat III, the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, ICSU was one of three organizations running Habitat X Change, a space dedicated to promoting science and data visualization as partners for the urban future. The space quickly became the focal point for a vibrant community of conference participants interested in the science-policy interface.
ICSU co-organizes side event at COP22 on urgent questions in climate research Nov 08, 2016
On the opening day of COP22, the International Council for Science in partnership with the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI), the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group I convened a side event on key pressing issues in fundamental climate research following the Paris Agreement.
GSDR report launches in France – High level event and workshop co-organized by ICSU, UNDESA, IDDRI and IRD Oct 28, 2016
The 2016 Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) was launched in France today at a high-level event at the French Foreign Ministry preceded by a one-day workshop at university Sciences Po. The aim of the events was to engage the francophone scientific community towards the next edition to be published in 2019.
World’s top bodies representing the social and natural sciences vote to pursue a merger, forming a single organization representing all social and natural sciences by 2018 Oct 24, 2016
At a landmark joint General Assembly of two leading international science councils, their members voted to merge, launching a process to form a single global entity that represents all social and natural sciences.
Scientists disappointed with New Urban Agenda agreed on by nations at Habitat III summit Oct 21, 2016
International efforts to shape the future of cities need to have a clear plan for addressing the urgent sustainability challenges facing cities, said urban researchers today at a press briefing in Quito, Ecuador.
Extraordinary joint ICSU-ISSC General Assembly opens Monday, 24 October in Oslo, Norway Oct 19, 2016
An extraordinary joint general assembly of the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC) opens on Monday, 24 October in Oslo, Norway. Leading social and natural scientists from all over the world will take part in the meeting
ICSU at Habitat III, the United Nations conference on sustainable urban development Oct 11, 2016
Habitat III, the United Nations conference on housing and sustainable urban development, will take place in Quito, Ecuador, from 17-20 October 2016. ICSU will be playing a leading role representing the scientific community at the conference.
2nd international science advice to governments conference concludes in Brussels Sep 30, 2016
More than 600 participants – policymakers, practitioners and scientists – from 72 countries met to discuss the principles and practice of feeding evidence into policy processes. The conference was organized by the International Network on Government Science Advice (INGSA), which operates under the auspices of ICSU, and the European Commission.
International Council for Science and UNESCO to collaborate on science advice Sep 30, 2016
The International Council for Science (ICSU) and UNESCO have formalised a partnership on one of the fastest growing areas of public science endeavor – the provision of science advice for public policy.
35 African early career scientists will attend training workshop on trans-disciplinary research on 3-7 October 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya Sep 30, 2016
Following the ICSU-NASAC-ISSC call for pre-proposals on the understanding the “Energy-Health-Natural Disasters” nexus in African cities, which was launched earlier this year, ICSU received 165 applications from diverse research teams in Africa. Following the scientific review, 35 pre-proposals have been identified and will be considered for the second phase of the selection process.
Académie des Sciences celebrates 350th anniversary with a World Science Day Sep 28, 2016
The event, held in the auditorium of the Musée du Louvre in Paris, was attended by French President Francois Hollande and representatives of scientific academies from around the world. Many members of the ICSU community were present, and Council President Gordon McBean delivered an address and signed a statement on the organization's behalf. The Académie is one of the oldest members of ICSU, was a driving force in its creation, and has always had strong links with the Council.
Chad Gaffield becomes President-Elect of the Royal Society of Canada Sep 20, 2016
Gaffield, a member of ICSU's Committee on Scientific Planning and Review (CSPR), will assume his role at the next Annual General Meeting of the RSC.
Official ceremony to open ICSU Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean in El Salvador Aug 31, 2016
A high level ceremony involving several government ministers was held in El Salvador yesterday to officially inaugurate the ICSU Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (ROLAC).
Roger Ridley appointed Executive Secretary of ICSU CFRS Aug 30, 2016
The new Executive Secretary for the ICSU Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in the conduct of Science (CFRS) is Roger Ridley, on secondment from and based at the Royal Society of New Zealand.
Future Earth-PROVIA-IPCC risks and solutions workshop: livestream available Aug 26, 2016
From 29 to 31 August, you can participate online in a workshop titled "Integrated research on climate risk and sustainable solutions across IPCC working groups: Lessons learnt from AR5 to support AR6."
Science International launches new website Aug 23, 2016
Scientific organizations worldwide are invited to visit a new website to endorse ‘Open Data in a Big Data World’ – the accord for open access to publicly funded research data developed by Science International.
International Council for Science (ICSU) urges Turkey to restore the Principle of Universality of Science Jul 28, 2016
28 July 2016 — Recalling its Principle of Universality (freedom and responsibility) of Science (Statute 5) and Agenda 2030 (Sustainable Development Goal No. 16), the International Council for Science (ICSU) joins other international and national scientific organizations in expressing grave concern regarding the current situation in Turkey.
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