The International Council for Science (ICSU), one of the world’s oldest independent, non-governmental scientific organizations, has launched a completely new Web site (http://www.icsu.org). The diversified content and convivial style reflect ICSU’s interdisciplinary approach and longstanding commitment to international scientific cooperation.
This new site gives access to information on a wide spectrum of scientific topics relevant to both science and society. ICSU’s objective is to provide a forum for scientists, whatever their country of origin or field of expertise, to come together to address major issues on an international level.
Designed as an information platform, the site provides recent reports and recommendations from Ad hoc groups setup by ICSU to address specific science and technology issues as they relate to priority areas such as sustainable development, capacity building, data and information, and emerging science. It also provides details of the important contribution that science made to the UN World Summit on Sustainable Development (Johannesburg 2002) and the World Summit on the Information Society (Geneva 2003).
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