International Science Council

*International Science Council (2018, Paris, Pretoria, Kuala Lumpur, Rio de Janeiro; merger of ICSO and ISSC; 33 staff, 180 scientific member organizations; https://council.science/)

An “international non-governmental organization bringing together the natural and social sciences”. Their “vision is to advance science as a global public good. Scientific knowledge, data and expertise must be universally accessible and its benefits universally shared. The practice of science must be inclusive and equitable, also in opportunities for scientific education and capacity development.”

Programs:

  • “Science-for-policy to stimulate and support international scientific research and scholarship, and to communicate science that is relevant to international policy issues;
  • Policy-for-science to promote developments that enable science to contribute more effectively to major issues in the international public domain; and
  • Scientific freedom and responsibility to defend the free and responsible practice of science.”

Publications:

  • Annual reports
  • Statutes, policies and statements
  • Advisory notes and program reviews
  • Reports and science plans
  • Highlight: A Guide to SDG Interactions: from Science to Implementation. Looking into the interactions between the various goals and targets, determining to what extent they reinforce or conflict with each other

Leadership: Dr. Heide Hackmann (CEO)

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