UNISIST - Intergovernmental Programme for Cooperation in the Field of Scientific and Technological Information

UNISIST - Programme intergouvernemental pour la coopération dans le domaine de l'information scientifique et technologique

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1972 Paris France


1972, Paris (France), by 17th session of the General Conference of UNESCO, following the recommendations of UNISIST Intergovernmental Conference, Oct 1971, which reviewed the recommendations of a 4-year feasibility study undertaken jointly by B-XB3383 - UNESCO and H-XA1752 - International Council for Science (ICSU). Original title: World Science Information System -- Système mondial d'information scientifique. Organized through U-XE5326 - Conseil intergouvernemental du Programme général d'information (PGI). Ceased to exist.


Coordinate existing trends towards cooperation; act as catalyst for developments in scientific and technical information; establish a flexible network of information services based on voluntary cooperation; define internationally-developed standards, principles and techniques governing processing and transfer of information, particularly via modern computer and telecommunication technologies and their application in developing compatible information systems (as in UNESCO plan for 1984-1989).


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Governed by Intergovernmental Council (30 representatives of UNESCO Member States) of General Information Programme of UNESCO (of which UNISIST is part). Instrumental in setting up E-XE4387 - ISSN International Centre (ISSNIC).


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GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



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