Details of the membership of the Task Force, which was appointed in early 2017 following a decision at the extraordinary General Assembly in Oslo in October 2016, are available on the Gitbook page.
The group is responsible for developing proposals relating to new statutes, membership dues and secretariat structure for the new organization, as well as a high level multi-year budget.
Participants discussed the kind of statutes and governance structures necessary for a new council fit for the 21st century, drawing on thinking that emerged from the Strategy Working Group workshop and meeting in the same week. The meeting also covered the legal and practical landscape for the merger. Documentation resulting from the meeting is available here.
The Task Force will meet again in early June.
Enhancing Governance for Sustainability
Call for expressions of interest to host a regional presence of the ISC Global Secretariat
Public launch event of the Council explores values of science and links between science, politics and society
South African mathematician elected as first President of the International Science Council
Statutes and Rules of Procedure
Call for expressions of interest to host the 2nd General Assembly of the International Science Council
Highlights of 2017
The ICSU/ISSC merger, explained
World’s leading bodies of social and natural sciences to merge in 2018, becoming "International Science Council"
Scientists and experts gather in Paris to define strategy for a new organization for all sciences
Members of Strategy Working Group and Transition Task Force appointed to develop frameworks for possible ICSU-ISSC merger
World’s top bodies representing the social and natural sciences vote to pursue a merger, forming a single organization representing all social and natural sciences by 2018
ICSU’s response to the 2014 External Review
Call for nominations: Scientific Committee for Health and Wellbeing in the Changing Urban Environment: a Systems Analysis Approach
New members of the Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in the conduct of Science announced
International Council for Science announces Dr. Heide Hackmann to be Executive Director and Dr. Lucilla Spini, Head of Science Programmes
Future Earth Engagement Committee announced
External Review of ICSU (2014)
Call for nominations: ICSU Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in the conduct of Science
South African mathematician elected as next President of the International Council for Science
ICSU General Assembly opens in Auckland
Leading scientists from around the world gather in Auckland for key strategy summit of scientific organizations
Call for nominations: ICSU Executive Board
Videos of the 30th General Assembly
Government of Malaysia and ICSU sign five-year agreement to host ICSU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
ICSU’s new Executive Director appointed
Canadian climate scientist elected as next President of the International Council for Science
Global science community to gather in Rome
Nobel Prize winning scientist elected as future President of the International Council for Science
Global scientific community affirms its shared responsibilities for the integrity of science and its role in society
International science community agrees on first steps to establish a global virtual library for scientific data
ICSU launches new programme to understand the human impact on Earth’s life-support systems
International Council for Science (ICSU) launches major research programme on natural disasters