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International Council for Science (ICSU) urges Turkey  to restore the Principle of Universality of Science
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.
Vacancy: Communications Officer, Urban Health and Wellbeing Programme Jul 25, 2016
The Urban Health and Wellbeing programme's International Programme Office is recruiting a Communications Officer, based in Xiamen, China.
Apply now for grants to research the “Energy - Health - Natural Disasters” nexus in African cities Jul 19, 2016
ICSU, together with NASAC and the ISSC, will support 10 research projects across Africa. These projects are expected to generate new solutions-oriented knowledge that will help develop new urban paradigms in Africa and make African cities more resilient, adaptable and healthier. This is the first call in a five-year, 5 million EUR project that seeks to increase the production of high quality, integrated (inter- and transdisciplinary), solutions-oriented research on global sustainability by early career scientists in Africa.
ICSU at the High Level Political Forum: SDGs and the science-policy interface Jul 18, 2016
The annual session of the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), the deliberating body for sustainable development at the UN, took place in New York from 11-20 July. The International Council for Science led an 8-person scientific delegation to the event, and was an active participant in several events during the week.
Call for Nominations - Early Career Scientists at Habitat III Jul 13, 2016
In October 2016, 40,000+ people will meet in Quito, Ecuador for the largest cities summit in United Nations history – Habitat III. ICSU is now accepting nominations for Early Career Scientists to participate in the summit.
Barbara Erazmus receives Chevalier grade of French Legion of Honour Jul 08, 2016
Barbara Erazmus, Treasurer of the ICSU Executive Board, was made chevalier of the Legion of Honour in a ceremony at the Academy of Sciences in Paris last month, in recognition of her scientific achievements in the field of physics.
ICSU hosts expert group meeting on health within the new urban agenda Jul 05, 2016
Many of the drivers of ill health lie outside of the health sector. There is a major public health concern for cities now and in the future as the interactions of global climate change, urban heat islands, air pollution, and other drivers will place increasing health burdens on cities. The United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development – Habitat III – will be a defining moment for the future of cities.
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.
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.
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.
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