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Advisory Note on access to shared data to reduce global inequality

<p>A recent Advisory Note of the ICSU <a href="">Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in the conduct of Science</a> (CFRS) aims to help scientists in developing countries contribute effectively to scientific progress and reduce the brain drain of scientists from developing to developed countries.</p>


Rio+20 policy briefs released by the GEC Programmes

<p>The first five <a href="">Rio+20</a> policy briefs have been released by the Global Environmental Change (GEC) programmes. The policy briefs specifically target policy-makers in the Rio+20 process, aiming to give them access to the latest scientific thinking on sustainable development.</p>


ICSU’s new Executive Director appointed

<p>The International Council for Science (ICSU) welcomes Dr. Steven Wilson as Executive Director. Dr. Wilson will provide important leadership as ICSU seeks to implement its newly approved second Strategic Plan 2012–2017.</p>


Declaration of the Budapest World Science Forum 2011

<p>The recently held Fifth World Science Forum 2011 ‘on a New Era of Global Science’, hosted in Budapest on 17-19 November 2011 by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, adopted a Declaration at its concluding session.</p>


DFG chief announces global sustainability initiatives with ICSU

<p>In the course of his Guest Lecture at the opening of the 30th General Assembly of ICSU in Rome, Professor Matthias Kleiner, President of the <a href="">Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft</a> (DFG), the German Research Foundation, announced two projects that DFG would sponsor and organize jointly with ICSU.</p>


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