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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 adress 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).
ICSU represented at the Habitat III Regional Meeting in Prague Mar 20, 2016
This week, ICSU attended the Habitat III Europe & North America Regional Meeting in Prague, Czech Republic. The meeting, one of five Regional Meetings happening this year, is part of the preparatory process for the UN Habitat III conference on sustainable urbanization, which will take place in Quito, Ecuador from 17-20 October 2016.
ICSU Executive Director elected co-chair of special advisory group on the SDGs Mar 07, 2016
ICSU Executive Director Heide Hackmann was elected co-chair of the 10-member group supporting the Technology Facilitation Mechanism (TFM) on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the first meeting on 3-4 March in New York. The group comprises representatives of civil society, the private sector and the scientific community and was appointed by the UN Secretary-General.
Global Climate Observation conference held in Amsterdam Mar 07, 2016
During the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) scientific conference that took place in Amsterdam from 2 to 4 March 2016, ICSU was represented by CFRS member Guéladio Cissé. Cisse presented ICSU and its work to the conference participants.
IPBES publishes its first assessment on pollinators & food production Mar 01, 2016
On Friday 26 February 2016, IPBES approved its first-ever assessment on pollinators, pollination and food production. The assessment, co-chaired by Simon Potts and Vera Imperatriz-Fonseca, involved over 70 authors and was a result of a two-year study. The assessment’s summary for policymakers highlights that animal pollination plays a vital role for ecosystems and people, and the central role of a large variety of pollinators including bees, moths, butterflies, bats, and many other species.
IPBES meets for fourth plenary, will publish assessments on pollinators; biodiversity scenarios and models Feb 25, 2016
ICSU is represented at the fourth session of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) plenary taking place this week from 22 to 28 February 2016. This session will see an important milestone as IPBES will release its first two assessments: the thematic assessment on pollinators, pollination and food production, and the methodological assessment on scenarios and models of biodiversity and ecosystem services.
ICSU’s response to the 2014 External Review Feb 15, 2016
In response to the External Review of the International Council of Science in 2014, the Executive Board has formulated a detailed response to the review.
Executive Director of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programme Feb 03, 2016
The International Council for Science (ICSU), the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN-ISDR) invite applications for the post of Executive Director of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programme, which will be vacant on 1 June 2016.
Scientists pledge to step up action on the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction Feb 01, 2016
At the UNISDR Science & Technology (S&T) conference held in Geneva on 27-29 January 2016, hundreds of scientists and policymakers pledged to step up action on the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, a 15-year global agreement that aims to curb deaths and economic losses from natural and man-made hazards. ICSU took part in the organization of the conference alongside other partners.
ICSU co-organizes major science conference on disaster risk reduction Jan 20, 2016
The UNISDR Science and Technology Conference on the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 takes place in Geneva January 27th-29th.
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