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Science and the SDGs:  ICSU leads a delegation to attend meetings in New York this week
Science and the SDGs: ICSU leads a delegation to attend meetings in New York this week
Apr 20, 2015 As part of the ongoing intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda, there will be a meeting at the UN in New York this week to discuss means of implementation and global partnership for sustainable development , which are key themes for the scientific community.
Call for Applications: The SCOSTEP Visiting Scholar (SVS) program Apr 20, 2015
Applications are invited to the SCOSTEP Visiting Scholar (SVS) program, a new capacity building activity of SCOSTEP (the Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics). The objective of the SVS program is to provide training to young scientists and graduate students from developing countries in well-established solar terrestrial physics laboratories, for periods of between one and three months.
Executive Director of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Apr 15, 2015
The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) seeks an Executive Director.
Vacancy: Science Officer Mar 30, 2015
The International Council for Science (ICSU) is seeking a Science Officer to assist with the planning and implementation of ICSU’s initiatives.
Former ICSU President Jane Lubchenco awarded Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement for Work in Changing Policy Mar 25, 2015
Jane Lubchenco, a former President of ICSU, and Indian scientist Madhav Gadgil have been jointly awarded the prestigious Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement for Work in Changing Policy.
ICSU at WCDRR: A successful week for science in disaster risk reduction Mar 18, 2015
The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction closed today in Sendai, Japan, with negotiations coming to a successful conclusion after a contentious deliberations marathon than ran through the night and into the evening of March 18.
Allan Lavell wins United Nations Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction Mar 18, 2015
Allan Lavell, a key member of the community of the ICSU co-sponsored Integrated Research on Disaster Risk programme (IRDR), has been awarded the prestigious prize that is awarded to individuals or institutions that have taken active efforts in reducing disaster risk in their communities and advocated for disaster risk reduction.
New paper: Disaster risks research and assessment to promote risk reduction and management Mar 18, 2015
A review and synthesis paper of the basic knowledge of natural hazards, vulnerabilities, and disaster risks, which aims to highlight potential contributions of science to disaster risk reduction, has been released on the occasion of the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai.
Statement by the Science and Technology Community Major Group at the Sendai conference Mar 16, 2015
On the third day of the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan, David Johnston, chair of the IRDR Science Committee, delivered the official statement of the Science and Technology Major Group to the conference.
ICSU at WCDRR: “Applying Science and Technology to Disaster Risk Reduction Decision-making” Mar 16, 2015
Day two of the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan featured a working session on how to apply science and technology to disaster risk reduction decision-making.
Allan Lavell shortlisted for the United Nations Sasakawa Award for Disaster Reduction Mar 09, 2015
Allan Lavell, co-chair of the Assessment of Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (AIRDR) project of the ICSU co-sponsored Integrated Research on Disaster Risk programme (IRDR), is one of three nominees for the prize, which is awarded to individuals or institutions that have taken active efforts in reducing disaster risk in their communities and advocated for disaster risk reduction.
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.
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.
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 June 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.
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