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World Data System marks fifth anniversary of International Programme Office

<p>A ceremony was held today to mark five years of successful collaboration between the <a href="https://www.nict.go.jp/en">Japanese National Institute of Information and Communications Technology</a> (NICT) and the International Council of Science (ICSU) for the hosting and support of the <a href="https://www.icsu-wds.org">World Data System International Programme Office</a> (WDS-IPO).</p>

07.04.2016

Call for nominations: Scientific Committee for Health and Wellbeing in the Changing Urban Environment: a Systems Analysis Approach

<p>The Programme’s co-sponsors are now inviting nominations for individuals to serve on this Committee. With the replacement of about a third of the current membership, 6-8 new members are being sought. New SC Members will be appointed jointly by the Co-Sponsors’ organizations, with the final decision on the committee membership to be made by the ICSU Executive Board in April 2016</p>

23.11.2015

7th World Science Forum in Budapest adopts declaration

<p>ICSU, along with the <a href="http://en.unesco.org">United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization</a> (UNESCO) and the <a href="http://mta.hu/english">Hungarian Academy of Sciences</a>, was a co-organizer of the 7th <a href="http://www.sciforum.hu">World Science Forum</a> held from 4th to 7th November 2015 in Budapest. At the conclusion of the conference, a six-point declaration was adopted.</p>

16.11.2015

Science International to agree international accord on open data

<p>Science International is a new coalition of the major international science bodies – ICSU, the <a href="http://www.interacademies.org">InterAcademy Partnership</a> (IAP), <a href="https://twas.org">The World Academy of Sciences</a> (TWAS), and the <a href="http://www.worldsocialscience.org">International Social Science Council</a> (ISSC) – to bring its members’ combined international representation and credibility to act as a single global voice for science in the international policy arena. At its first meeting, to be held from 7-9 December in Pretoria, South Africa, the participating institutions will discuss the topic of big data/open data.</p>

12.10.2015

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