Administration & Governance

6. Administration & Governance 6.1 Past Officers and Directors of ICSU Presidents 2014-2018 Gordon McBean 2011-2014 LEE Yuan-Tseh 2008-2011 Catherine Bréchignac 2005-2008 Goverdhan Mehta 2002-2005 Jane Lubchenco 1999-2002 Hiroyuki Yoshikawa 1996-1999 Werner Arber 1993-1996 James Clement Dooge 1988-1993 Mambillikalathil Govind Kumar “M.G.K.” Menon 1983-1988 1980-1983 John Cowdery Kendrew 1980-1983 Daniel Adzei Bekoe (Ghana) 1978-1980 Cornelis de Jager […]

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6.1 Past Officers and Directors of ICSU


2014-2018 Gordon McBean
2011-2014 LEE Yuan-Tseh
2008-2011 Catherine Bréchignac
2005-2008 Goverdhan Mehta
2002-2005 Jane Lubchenco
1999-2002 Hiroyuki Yoshikawa
1996-1999 Werner Arber
1993-1996 James Clement Dooge
1988-1993 Mambillikalathil Govind Kumar “M.G.K.” Menon
1983-1988 1980-1983 John Cowdery Kendrew
1980-1983Daniel Adzei Bekoe (Ghana)
1978-1980 Cornelis de Jager (Netherlands)
1976-1978 Brunó Ferenc Straub (Hungary)
1974-1976 Harris Brown (USA)
1972-1974 Jean Coulomb (France)
1968-1972 Victor A. Ambartsumian (USSR)
1966-1968 James Merritt Harrison (Canada)
1963-1966 H W Thompson (UK)
1962-1963 Sven Hörstadius (Sweden)
1961-1962 Edgar William Richard Steacie (Canada)
1958-1961 Rudolph Peters (UK)
1955-1958 Lloyd Viel Berkner (USA)
1952-1955 Bertil Lindblad (Sweden)
1949-1952 Alexander von Mural (Switzerland)
1946-1949 John Ambrose Fleming (USA)
1945-1946 Hugo Rudolph Kruyt (Netherlands)
1937-1945 C Fabry (France)
1937 Niels Erik Nørlund (Denmark)
1931-1934 George Ellery Hale (USA)

Secretaries General

2011-2018David Black (Australia)
2008-2011Maurice Tchuente (Cameroon)
2002-2008Ana María Cetto (Mexico)
1996-2002H.A. Mooney (USA)
1993-1996L.J. Cohen (UK)
1988-1993J W M La Riviere (Netherlands)
1982-1988L Ernstner (Sweden)
1980-1982James Clement Dooge (Ireland)
1974-1980John Cowdery Kendrew (UK)
1970-1974F A Stafleu (Netherlands)
1966-1970K Chandrasekharan (India)
1963-1966D Blaskovic (Czechoslovakia)
1961-1963J van Mieghem (Belgium)
1958-1961N Herlofson (Sweden)
1956-1958H Spencer Jones (UK)
1952-1956A V Hill (UK)
1937-1952F J M Stratton (UK)
1931-1937H Lyons (UK)

Executive Directors

2015-2018Heide Hackmann
2014-2015Peter Liss (interim)
2012-2014Steven Wilson
2009-2012Deliang Chen
2002-2009Thomas Rosswall
2000-2002Larry Kohler
1998-2000J.F. Stuyck-Taillandier
1992-1997J Marton Lefevre

Executive Secretaries

1989-1992J Marton Lefevre
1966-1986F.W.G. Baker
1964-1965A. E. Decae

Administrative Secretaries

1954-1960Ronald Fraser

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6.2 Financial Summary

Statement of Income and Expenditure

Membership dues
Scientific Unions172,153
Scientific Associates12,000
Provision Arrears81,919
National Member support for GA / Dev. Countries travel40,000
NSF support for WCRP67,151
Grants from NSF316,772
TAIPEI grant for ICOE
Taipei dedicated funds at the end of year660,057
SIDA Grant for LIRA activities504,607
SIDA dedicated funds at the end of year839,984
BOSCH for LIRA programme35,000
IDRC funds for INGSA233,533
Other income1,590
Cancellation other provision10,025
Investment income89,782
Total income5,859,313

Governance meetings172,045
Policy committees143,093
International Programme & Interdisciplinary Bodies1,365,760
Policy Activities & Fora40,465
Capacity Development & Early Career Science activities1,308,214
International Events43,863
Other Review response actions & New Initiatives34,954
Regional Offices233,305
Human resources2,086,471
Administration / Overheads161,821
Loss on arrears1,688
Loss on exchange9,223
Investment charges & losses*22,317
Total expenditure6,075,459
Excess of expenditure over income-216,146
* Including provision for unrealized losses on Portfolio for a total amount of 5,9K €

Balance Sheet

Bank & cash balances2,112,280
Marketable securities2,270,769
NSF & UNESCO, funds for IRDR & RIO+20
Others assets66,833
Fixed assets6,760
Total assets4,456,642

External funds allocated827,895
Sundry creditors & accruals480,021
Provision / Retirement218,404
Total liabilities1,526,320

Mandatory reserve1,500,000
General fund / Retained earnings1,646,468
Total reserves3,146,468

Net Result-216,146

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6.3 Executive Board

Gordon McBean


David Black

Secretary General

Yuan-Tseh Lee


Jinghai Li

Vice-President for Scientific Planning and Review

Michael Clegg

Vice President for External Relations

Barbara Erazmus


Daya Reddy


Orhan Altan
Orhan Altan
John Buckeridge
John Buckeridge
Manuel de Léon
Cheryl de la Rey
Cheryl de la Rey
John Ball
John Ball
Kazuyuki Tatsumi
Kazuyuki Tatsumi
Raghavendra Gadagkar
Raghavendra Gadagkar
Nicole Moreau
Nicole Moreau

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6.4 Secretariat


Heide HackmannExecutive Director
Charles ErkelensOperations Director
Lucilla SpiniHead of Science Programmes
Clare ThirlwayHead of Human Resources
Denise YoungHead of Communications

Environment and Sustainable Development

Nora PappAdministrative Officer
Katsia PaulavetsScience Officer
Rohini RaoAdministrative Officer (to 30/09/2017)
Irene SchöpfbergerScience Officer (maternity cover, from 10/07/2017 to 08/12/2017)
Anne-Sophie StevanceScience Officer

Scientific Planning and Special Projects

Maureen BrennanAdministrative Officer
Charles EbikemeScience Officer

Communication and Information Technology

Yun-Kang AhnIT Officer
Johannes MengelOnline Editor/Communications Officer
Victoria YatesSocial Media / Web Editor (sabbatical cover, from 19/06/2017 to 22/12/2017)

Administrative Staff

Alexandra GuennecPayroll and HR Administration Officer
Eric LeparmentierGeneral Services
Natacha de MarchiAccountant
Arno de MarchiAccounts/Administrative Assistant
Nora PappAdministrative Officer
Miia Ylöstalo-JoubertAdministrative Officer (from 06/06/2017)

Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in the conduct of Science

Roger RidleyExecutive Secretary CFRS (on secondment by and based at the Royal Society of New Zealand)

Regional Office for Africa

Daniel NyanganyuraDirector
Richard GloverProgramme Specialist in Biological Sciences
Bongani MahlalelaCommunications Officer
Lerato P. MmatloaAdministrative Assistant
Nomasomi GasaProject Coordinator (from 14/02/2017)
Hanna McCallumIntern (from 09/2017)

Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Mazlan OthmanDirector (from 01/09/2017)
Tengku Sharizad Tengku DahlanSenior Science Officer
Mohd Hizamddin JaafarAdministrative Officer (to 16/07/2017)
Ahmad Sufyan Mohamed AslamScience Officer (from 24/01/2017)

Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean

Manuel LimontaDirector
Karla RodriguezAdministrative Officer
Claudia MarroquínLiaison Officer
Oscar ReyesCommunications Officer

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6.5 National Members

ICSU has 123 National Members covering 143 countries. These Members provide input, from a national, multidisciplinary perspective, on priority areas for future ICSU activities. They also play an important role in facilitating links with national governments and science agencies. The majority of ICSU National Members are scientific academies, although some are national funding agencies or other nationally representative science bodies.

List of National Members

AlbaniaAcademy of Sciences
AngolaFoundation of Science and Development
ArgentinaNational Scientific and Technological Research Council (CONICET)
ArmeniaNational Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia
AustraliaAustralian Academy of Science
AustriaDie Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Azerbaijan**Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences
BangladeshBangladesh Academy of Sciences
Belarus**National Academy of Sciences (NASB)
BelgiumRoyal Academies for Science and the Arts of Belgium (RASAB)
Bolivia**Academia Nacional de Ciencias de Bolivia (ANCB)
Bosnia & HerzegovinaANUBiH Academy of Sciences and Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia & HerzegovinaANURS Academy of Sciences and Arts of the Republic of Srpska
Botswana**Ministry of Infrastructure Science and Technology
BrazilAcademia Brasileira de Ciências (ABC)
BulgariaBulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS)
Burkina Faso**Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique et Technologique
CameroonCameroon Academy of Sciences
CanadaNational Research Council of Canada
Caribbean*Caribbean Academy of Sciences (CAS)
ChileAcademia Chilena de Ciencias
China: CASTChina Association for Science and Technology (CAST)
China: TaipeiAcademy of Sciences located in Taipei
ColombiaAcademia Colombiana de Ciencias Exactas, Fisicas y Naturales
Costa RicaAcademia Nacional de Ciencias
Côte d’Ivoire**Académie des Sciences, des Arts, des Cultures d’Afrique et des Diasporas Africaines (ASCAD)
CubaAcademia de Ciencias de Cuba
Czech RepublicAcademy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
DenmarkRoyal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters
Dominican RepublicAcademy of Sciences of the Dominican Republic
EgyptAcademy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT)
El SalvadorVice Ministry of Science and Technology
EstoniaEstonian Academy of Sciences
Ethiopia**Ethiopian Science and Technology Agency
FinlandDelegation of the Finnish Academies of Science and Letters
FranceAcadémie des Sciences
Georgia*Georgian Academy of Sciences
GermanyDeutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
Ghana**Ghana Academy of Arts & Sciences
GreeceAcademy of Athens
Guatemala*Academia de Ciencias Médicas Fisicas y Naturales de Guatemala
HondurasNational Academy of Sciences of Honduras
HungaryHungarian Academy of Sciences
IndiaIndian National Science Academy
IndonesiaIndonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI)
Iran, Islamic Republic ofUniversity of Tehran
IraqMinistry of Science and Technology
IrelandRoyal Irish Academy
IsraelIsrael Academy of Sciences and Humanities
ItalyConsiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Jamaica**Scientific Research Council
JapanScience Council of Japan
JordanRoyal Scientific Society
Kazakhstan*National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan
KenyaKenya National Academy of Sciences
Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of**State Academy of Sciences
Korea, Republic ofNational Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Korea
Lao People’s Democratic Republic**Lao National Science Council
LatviaLatvian Academy of Sciences
Lebanon**National Council for Scientific Research
Lesotho**Department of Science and Technology
LithuaniaLithuanian Academy of Sciences
LuxembourgFonds National de la Recherche
Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of**Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Madagascar*Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche Scientifique
MalawiNational Research Council of Malawi
MalaysiaAcademy of Sciences Malaysia
MauritiusMauritius Research Council
MexicoAcademia Mexicana de Ciencias
MoldovaAcademy of Sciences of Moldova
Monaco, Principality ofCentre Scientifique de Monaco
Mongolia**Mongolian Academy of Sciences
MontenegroMontenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts
Morocco**Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique et Technique
Mozambique**Scientific Research Association of Mozambique (AICIMO)
NamibiaMinistry of Education: Directorate of Research, Science and Technology
Nepal**Royal Nepal Academy of Science and Technology
NetherlandsKoninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen
New ZealandRoyal Society of New Zealand
NigeriaNigerian Academy of Science
NorwayNorwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters
Oman, Sultanate ofResearch Council of Oman
Pakistan**Pakistan Association for the Advancement of Science
PanamaUniversidad de Panama
PeruAcademia Nacional de Ciencias
PhilippinesNational Research Council
PolandPolish Academy of Sciences
Portugal**Academia das Ciencias de Lisboa
RomaniaAcademia Româna
Russian FederationRussian Academy of Sciences
Rwanda**Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Rwanda
Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of**King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST)
Senegal**Association des Chercheurs Sénégalais
SerbiaSerbian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Seychelles**Seychelles Centre for Marine Research and Technology
SingaporeSingapore National Academy of Science
Slovak RepublicSlovak Academy of Sciences
Slovenia*Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts
South AfricaNational Research Foundation (NRF)
South PacificUniversity of the South Pacific
SpainMinisterio de Ciencia y Innovación
Sri LankaNational Science Foundation
Sudan, Republic of**National Centre for Research
Swaziland**National Research Council
SwedenRoyal Swedish Academy of Sciences
SwitzerlandSwiss Academy of Sciences
Tajikistan**Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan
Tanzania, United Republic of**Tanzania Commission for S&T
ThailandNational Research Council of Thailand
Togo**Chancellerie des Universités du Togo
Tunisia*Université Tunis El Manar
TurkeyScientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey
Uganda**Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST)
UkraineNational Academy of Sciences
United KingdomRoyal Society
United StatesNational Academy of Sciences
UruguayComisión Consejo Nacional de Innovacion Ciencia y Tecnologia (CONICYT)
Uzbekistan, Republic of**Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences
Vatican City State**Pontificia Academia Scientiarum
Venezuela**Fondo Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación
Vietnam**Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations
Zambia**Zambia Academy of Sciences
ZimbabweResearch Council of Zimbabwe
*National Associate
**National Observer

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6.6 Scientific Unions

The 31 International Scientific Union Members provide the disciplinary backbone of ICSU. They play a central role in bringing together scientists from all parts of the world to consider the issues of particular interest to individual disciplines.

List of Scientific Unions

IAUInternational Astronomical Union
IBRO*International Brain Research Organization
ICAInternational Cartographic Association
IFSMInternational Federation of Societies for Microscopy
IGUInternational Geographical Union
IMUInternational Mathematical Union
INQUAInternational Union for Quaternary Research
ISAInternational Sociological Association
ISPRSInternational Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
IUAES*International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences
IUBSInternational Union of Biological Sciences
IUCrInternational Union of Crystallography
IUFoSTInternational Union of Food Science and Technology
IUFROInternational Union of Forest Research Organizations
IUGGInternational Union of Geodesy and Geophysics
IUGSInternational Union of Geological Sciences
IUHPSTInternational Union of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
IUISInternational Union of Immunological Societies
IUMRSInternational Union of Materials Research Societies
IUMSInternational Union of Microbiological Societies
IUNSInternational Union of Nutritional Sciences
IUPABInternational Union for Pure and Applied Biophysics
IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
IUPAPInternational Union of Pure and Applied Physics
IUPESMInternational Union for Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine
IUPHARInternational Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology
IUPSInternational Union of Physiological Sciences
IUPsySInternational Union of Psychological Science
IUSSInternational Union of Soil Sciences
IUTAMInternational Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
IUTOXInternational Union of Toxicology
URSIUnion Radio Scientifique Internationale
*Scientific Union Observer

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6.7 Interdisciplinary Bodies

List of Interdisciplinary Bodies

Thematic Bodies

COSPARCommittee on Space Research
IRDRIntegrated Research on Disaster Risk
SCARScientific Committee on Antarctic Research
SCORScientific Committee on Oceanic Research
SCOSTEPScientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics
Urban Health

Global Environmental Change Programmes

Future Earth: Research for Global Sustainability
WCRPWorld Climate Research Programme

Monitoring/Observation Bodies

GCOSGlobal Climate Observing System
GOOSGlobal Ocean Observing System
GTOSGlobal Terrestrial Observing System

Data and Information Bodies

CODATACommittee on Data for Science and Technology
INASPInternational Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications
IUCAFScientific Committee on Frequency Allocations for Radio Astronomy and Space Science
WDSWorld Data System

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6.8 Scientific Associates

List of Scientific Associates

AASAfrican Academy of Sciences
AASSAAssociation of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia
CIECommission Internationale de l’Eclairage
IASCInternational Arctic Science Committee
IAHRInternational Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research
ICAInternational Commission for Acoustics
ICOInternational Commission for Optics
ICIAMInternational Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
ICLASInternational Council for Laboratory Animal Science
ICSTIInternational Council for Scientific and Technical Information
IFIPInternational Federation for Information Processing
IFLAInternational Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
FIGInternational Federation of Surveyors
IFSInternational Foundation for Science
IIASAInternational Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
ISDEInternational Society for Digital Earth
IUVSTAInternational Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Applications
IWAInternational Water Association
PSAPacific Science Association
4SSociety for Social Studies of Science
TWASThe World Academy of Sciences
UISUnion Internationale de Spéléologie

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