The Council was delighted to welcome three new members and affiliates in 2019:
- Bilim Akademisi, which was established in 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey, as an independent non-governmental organization to promote, practise and uphold the principles of scientific merit, freedom and integrity. The academy brings together accomplished scientists from Turkey to promote and preserve scientific excellence, scientific methods, traditions and procedures, as well as scientific freedom and integrity to represent and sustain the spirit of science.
- The International Statistical Institute (ISI), which aims to lead, support and promote the understanding, development and good practice of statistics worldwide by providing the core global network for statistics. Founded in 1885, the ISI family is made up of seven associations and its organizational members, covering a range of statistical areas and interests, with over 4,500 members from over 100 countries.
- The Scientific Committee of Problems of the Environment (SCOPE), which is an independent, international interdisciplinary body of natural and social science expertise focused on regional and global environmental issues, operating at the interface between scientific and policy-making. Its worldwide network comprises scientists and scientific institutions that develop syntheses and reviews of scientific knowledge on current or potential environmental issues. SCOPE was originally established as a committee by the ISC predecessor organization, the International Council for Science.