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Call for nominations: ICSU Executive Board

<p>The International Council for Science (ICSU) is inviting its members to submit names of candidates for the officers and ordinary members of the Executive Board, to be elected at the 31st General Assembly in Auckland, New Zealand, in September 2014. This includes the presidency of ICSU.</p>


Future Earth Interim Engagement Committee announced

<p>Robert Watson will chair the committee, which will provide strategic guidance to <a href="">Future Earth</a> on how to engage stakeholders and ensure that the Future Earth science agenda is informed by user perspectives. It will also work on the establishment of the permanent Engagement Committee.</p>


Video: Young scientists on the future of food

<p>In April 2013, ICSU co-sponsored a young scientists networking conference on interdisciplinary research into future food systems. In this video, released today for <a href="">World Food Day</a>, participants of the conference explain their vision.</p>


New report from ICSU’s GeoUnions on Disaster Management

<p>The ICSU GeoUnions, the <a href="">Joint Board of Geospatial Information Societies</a> (JBGIS), the <a href="">United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs</a> (UNOOSA) and the <a href="">United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response</a> (UN-SPIDER) published earlier this month a new report which looks at the benefits of applying Geoinformation to disaster management.</p>


ICSU Annual Report 2012

<p>We have just published the ICSU Annual Report for 2012, detailing all our activities in the past year.</p>


Future Earth Blog launched

<p><a href="">Future Earth</a>, the ambitious new research initiative on global sustainability, has just launched an online magazine, designed to provide insight into the latest research in this area.</p>


ICSU supports the independence of the Russian Academy of Sciences

<p>Following recent developments in Russia, including proposed legislation that would threaten the independence of the <a href="">Russian Academy of Sciences</a>, ICSU’s <a href="">Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in the Conduct of Science</a> (CFRS) has expressed its support for an independent, merit-based Russian Academy.</p>


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