International Council for Science (ICSU)

Conseil international pour la science

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1919-07 Brussels Belgium


New statutes and rules of procedure adopted by 28th General Assembly, Oct 2005, Suzhou (China).

Ceased to exist 2018, on merger with H-XA2466 - International Social Science Council (ISSC) to become A-XM6956 - International Science Council (ISC).


Act as a focal point for exchange of ideas, communication of scientific information and development of scientific standards and networks. Address such matters of concern to scientists as: education and capacity building for science; access to scientific data and information; science in developing countries; freedom in the conduct of science.


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General Assembly (every 3 years), consisting of representatives of National Members and of International Scientific Union Members. Executive Board. Policy Committees (3): Scientific Planning and Review; Finance; Freedom and Responsibility in the conduct of Science. Ad hoc committees. Secretariat in Paris (France). Interdisciplinary bodies:

'Thematic Bodies' (6): Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR); E-XE0323 - Committee on Space Research (COSPAR); E-XE3209 - Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR); Urban health and Wellbeing: A Systems Analysis Approach; E-XE3210 - Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR); E-XE2835 - Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics (SCOSTEP). Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS). 'Global Environmental Change Programmes' (2): F-XJ6881 - Future Earth; F-XF9983 - World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), with WMO and IOC. 'Monitoring/Observation Bodies' (3): F-XF1615 - Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), with WMO and IOC; F-XF2537 - Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS), with WMO and IOC; F-XF3429 - Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS), with FAO, UNESCO, UNEP and WMO. 'Data and Information Bodies' (4): F-XF5351 - International Network for Advancing Science and Policy (INASP); E-XE0319 - Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA); E-XE2833 - Scientific Committee on Frequency Allocations for Radio Astronomy and Space Science (IUCAF); F-XE1185 - World Data System (WDS).


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