Extraordinary General Assembly begins in Taipei


The ISSC’s fourth extraordinary General Assembly is being held today at the Regent Hotel, Taipei. The meeting takes place within the context of the International Council for Science (ICSU) General Assembly, and is kindly hosted by the Academy of Sciences located in Taipei, which is ICSU’s National Scientific Member in China: Taipei.

The Extraordinary General Assembly, which takes place today, will be an opportunity for ISSC members to meet and exchange ideas ahead of the two-day meeting held with ICSU delegates on 25-26 October.

The Extraordinary General Assembly will focus on the proposed modalities for the merger of ISSC and ICSU, following the in-principle vote in favour of a merger and the mandate to develop detailed transition plans made during the joint ISSC General Assembly and ICSU Extraordinary General Assembly, which took place on 24 October 2016 in Oslo, Norway.

The proposed merger between ISSC and ICSU will be the focus of the two-day meeting on 25-26 October. It will conclude with a vote by members of both councils, the results of which will be announced here on 26 October.

Read more on the background to the merger.

We asked key international partners to weigh in on the merger – read what they had to say.