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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
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.
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.
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