The International Council for Science (ICSU) is a non-government organisation with a global membership of 48 international scientific unions and interdisciplinary science bodies. These organisations convene scientists within and across the disciplines to coordinate research and address issues of global significance. The Academy is Australia’s adhering body for ICSU and 31 ICSU organisations and meets responsibilities and obligations that arise from the ICSU memberships with the assistance of the National Committees for Science.
The 32nd ICSU General Assembly will be hosted by the Academy of Sciences located in Taipei. Australia will be formally represented by the President of the Academy, Professor Andrew Holmes AC PresAA FRS FTSE, and the Foreign Secretary, Professor Cheryl Praeger FAA.
A proposal to merge ICSU with the International Social Science Council (ISSC) was approved in principle at an extraordinary General Assembly in Oslo in October 2016. A Transition Task Force is developing detailed transition plans, which will be put to a vote during the general assembly. If endorsed, the transition will be implemented and overseen by the ISSC and ICSU executives, with a founding General Assembly of the new organisation tentatively planned for October 2018. Background documents on the merger are available on ICSU’s website.
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