The ISC warmly welcomes five new additions to its membership:
We look very much forward to our collaboration and encourage other ISC Members to connect with our new members, for example on social media (links to the social media accounts can be found on the respective websites).
The 75th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) opens tomorrow, a provisional agenda is available here: http://undocs.org/en/A/75/150. Browse our UN events calendar to find out when all UN-related events take place in the coming months: https://council.science/what-we-do/our-work-at-the-un/un-related-events/. Please feel free to share these links with your members and wider networks.
ISC Members are also invited to participate in the following webinars around the General Assembly. Details are still being finalized and we invite you to check the Membership Notice Board (under “Key ISC Dates”) for updates:
Ø H.E. Ban Ki-moon, former UN Secretary General of the United Nations and Patron of the IIASA-ISC Consultative Science Platform,
Ø H.E. Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland, Chair of the Elders, ISC Patron and Chair of the Advisory Board of the IIASA – ISC Consultative Science Platform
Ø Heide Hackmann, CEO ISC; Albert van Jaarslveld, CEO of IIASA; and Leena Srivastava, Deputy Director General for Science, IIASA (moderator)
We are still accepting comments on the draft discussion paper until 30 September: https://council.science/discussion-paper-sci-pub (password: ISC-Scientific-Publishing). Please share your feedback as soon as possible so that we can ensure that perspectives from all ISC members are taken into account. You can also email any comments directly to email@example.com.
We hope that you will be able to join us at one of the virtual meetings to discuss the paper:
Please submit one official feedback on the draft discussion paper per ISC Member only, and we kindly ask you not to share the ISC Member-only link and survey with others.
You may also be interested to read the ISC occasional paper on business models and market structure within the scholarly communications sector. This paper has just been published and is intended as a complement to the draft discussion paper: https://council.science/publications/business-models/.
UNESCO has recently published inputs on the science community’s values and principles for Open Science, Open Access and Open Data, as part of its mandate to develop an international standard-setting instrument on Open Science. We invite you to read the ISC’s draft working paper (https://council.science/publications/open-science-for-the-21st-century/) and browse the submissions from the international science community: https://en.unesco.org/science-sustainable-future/open-science/recommendation.
We encourage you to visit the ISC Membership Notice Board on a regular basis as we add information such as opportunities, dates and deadlines that are of interest to ISC Members on a regular basis: https://council.science/members/membership-notice-board/. Recent additions to the notice board include:
Please feel free to share these dates and opportunities with your members and wider networks.
Thank you for your continued support and please do not hesitate to contact me at any time.
Anne Thieme | Membership Liaison Officer
International Science Council (ISC)
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