What we do

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The Council convenes the scientific expertise and resources needed to lead on catalysing, incubating and coordinating impactful international action on issues of major scientific and public importance.

The Council’s activities focus on these principal aims:

  • To promote and defend the free and responsible practice of science
  • To convene and articulate science that is relevant to international policy issues
  • To promote and support international, interdisciplinary scientific collaboration and science diplomacy
  • To explore, with the scientific community, the future of science systems
  • To promote the value of science in contexts that range from local to global.

Priorities for 2024

The Council’s Priorities, and its Action Plan, form the practical framework for the ISC’s work until the end of 2024, and to work towards our vision of science as a global public good.

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