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General Assembly of the International Council for Science, Maputo, Mozambique

The 29th General Assembly of the International Council for Science (ICSU) will gather from 21 to 24 October in Maputo, Mozambique.

The organisers expect over 250 leading scientists to come together in order to discuss how science can contribute to solving some of the most pr...

21 October 2008 - 21 October 2008
Mozambique

The 29th General Assembly of the International Council for Science (ICSU) will gather from 21 to 24 October in Maputo, Mozambique.

The organisers expect over 250 leading scientists to come together in order to discuss how science can contribute to solving some of the most pressing challenges facing society including human health, hazards and disasters, ecosystems change and human well-being. The assembly will also offer a forum to address issues that affect scientists such as freedom, responsibility and conduct in science and management of data and information.

More specifically, topics on the agenda are the following:
- major new international programmes on 'Integrated research on disaster risk' and 'Ecosystem change and human well-being';
- endorsement of a new booklet on 'Freedom, responsibility and universality of science';
- establishment of a new ICSU world data system to provide quality-assessed data and data services to the international scientific community;
- the legacy of the International Polar Year;
- the enhanced involvement of social sciences in ICSU and its programmes.

The ICSU is a non-governmental organisation comprising 114 national scientific bodies from 134 countries and 29 international scientific unions. Its activities focus on planning and coordinating research, science for policy and strengthening the universality of science.For further information, please visit:
http://www.icsu.org/