The main governance body of the Council is its General Assembly which meets every three years.


ISC General Assembly

The General Assembly elects a Governing Board , which provides scientific leadership and enables delivery of the vision, mission, principles and values, as well as the financial and management robustness of the Council.

ISC Governing Board

The ISC Governing Board, consisting of five Officers and ten Ordinary Members, is mandated by the General Assembly to implement its decisions, with the help of the ISC Secretariat.

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ISC Advisory Bodies

A number of Advisory Bodies assist and advise the Governing Board on key aspects of the Council’s work and the Governing Board’s duties.

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The Council’s principal source of funding is dues from Members. Other sources of income include grants from the Government of France, the ISC’s host country, as well as various organizations and foundations.

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