2020 was an unprecedented year for the scientific community and for the world. The COVID-19 pandemic caused widespread disruption, but also created new opportunities and demonstrated the importance of international scientific collaboration. Read online or download our Annual Report below.

The vision of the International Science Council is to advance science as a global public good. Scientific knowledge, data and expertise must be universally accessible and their benefits universally shared. The practice of science must be inclusive and equitable, as should opportunities for scientific education and capacity development.

The International Science Council (ISC) is a non-governmental organization with a unique global membership that brings together 40 international scientific Unions and Associations and over 140 national and regional scientific organizations including Academies and Research Councils.

We invite you to browse the 2020 Annual Report using the menu in the sidebar, where you will find additional audio-visual content and links to the latest updates.

The Report is also available as a PDF download.



Image: Workers add finishing touches to a mural outside the Tambaram railway station, India, to raise awareness and promote vaccination against COVID-19. Arun Sankar/AFP.

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