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Controversy around the 4th IPCC Assessment (Feb 2010)
ICSU protests against death-sentence for six health workers in Libya (Jan 2007)
Despite extensive scientific evidence in support of their cases, the law court in Benghazi (Libya) recently reconfirmed the death sentences on five Bulgarian ...
ICSU condemns violence against scientists in Iraq
In the light of a number of recent incidents and press reports (1), the International Council for Science (ICSU) expresses its solidarity with the Iraqi ...
Teaching of Evolution
We, the undersigned Academies of Sciences, have learned that in various parts of the world, within science courses taught in certain public systems of ...
Science, technologiy and innovation for achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals (Sept 2005)
Stronger worldwide capacities in science and technology are necessary to allow humanity to achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals.
Science and natural hazards (Jan 2005)
Only by understanding how and where natural hazards may occur, what causes them, what circumstances increase their severity, and what their impacts may be, ...
Universality of Science in a changing world (Dec 2004)
The world has changed dramatically in the past decade, as has the role of science and scientists in it. It is important that the Universality of Science be ...
The value of basic scientific research (Dec 2004)
Basic scientific research is defined as fundamental theoretical or experimental investigative research to advance knowledge without a specifically envisaged or ...
International science meetings (Sept 2004)
Progress in science depends heavily on the worldwide exchange of ideas, information, data, materials, and people. Although the Internet has accelerated ...
Gene patenting (June 2002)
In June of 1992 ICSU released a Statement on Gene Patenting and expressed its strong belief that efforts to patent genetic information should not jeopardise ...
Access to databases : A set of principles for science in the internet era (June 2000)
ICSU, CODATA and their member organizations have become increasingly concerned about proposals to the World Intellectual Property Organization and various ...
Use of animals in research and education (July 1996)
The International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU) recognizes the essential contribution of the use of animals in research and education aimed at improving ...
Freedom in the conduct of science (Oct 1995)
The International Council for Science (ICSU) is the oldest existing non-governmental body committed to international scientific co-operation for the benefit of ...
UNESCO 35th General Conference: General Policy Debate (Oct 2009)
Mr President, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, It is my pleasure to be here at UNESCO as President of the International Council for Science. ICSU was ...
UNESCO 35th General Conference: Major Programme II, Natural Sciences (Oct 2009)
Mr Chairman, dear colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, on behalf of the International Council for Science (ICSU) I would begin by congratulating UNESCO on the ...
Advisory Note "Science communication" (Dec 2010, revised Jan 2016))
It is an important responsibility for the scientists to communicate research results and viewpoints to the public, especially in cases of publicly funded ...
Scientific freedom and responsibility and the Israel-Palestine conflict (Oct 2008)
Since its inception in 1931, the International Council for Science (ICSU) has endorsed and vigorously upheld the Principle of Universality of Science which ...
Promoting the integrity of science and the scientific record (Sep 2008)
The first World Conference on Research Integrity: Fostering Responsible Research, took place in Lisbon, Portugal in September 2007. Much of the focus was on ...
Publication practices and indices and the role of peer review in research assessment (July 2008)
Progress in science, and confidence in the scientific process, depends on the accuracy and reliability of the scientific literature. This in turn depends on ...
Israeli scholars (Aug 2002)
Since its inception in 1931, the International Council for Science (ICSU) has affirmed and vigorously upheld the principle of universality of science based on ...
Declaration of the Budapest World Science Forum 2011
Declaration of the Budapest World Science Forum 2011 on a New Era of Global Science Text adopted by the 5th Budapest World Science Forum on 19 November 2011, ...
Rio+20 statements from ICSU Members
Some of ICSU's Members have submitted statements for Rio+20, which ICSU will draw on for its oral and written submissions to the Rio+20 process.
Volcanic Ash Clouds (Apr 2010)
ISPRS Congress Declares Commitment to Promote Use of Imagery for Benefit of Society (July 2008)
Proposal for an Observatory on Science and Intellectual Property at Inter-Governmental Organizations (2006)
Science on Natural Hazards and Environmental Disasters (IUGG, Jan 2005)
Food Security (ICSU Committee on Science for Food Security, August 2002)
Water Systems Including Quality (IUGG, IAHS & SOWAR, July 2002)
Natural Disaster Reduction - Safer Sustainable Communities: Making Better Decisions about Risk (Apr 2002)
Iraqi Cultural Heritage (IUHPS-DHS, Apr 2003)
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