General Assembly 2016
The 123rd Executive Committee meeting and the 30th ISSC General Assembly (GA) was held at the Thon Hotel Oslofjord in Sandvika, Norway from the 24th to the 25th of October 2016. The GA was part of a joint General Assembly with the International Council for Science (ICSU), in the context of discussions on achieving closer institutional alignment between both organizations. During the joint GA, the members of both ICSU and ISSC voted overwhelmingly that the two organizations should merge, and mandated a Transition Task Force (TTF) to develop detailed plans towards this end. They further agreed that a Strategy Work Group (SWG) should be appointed to develop a high-level, generic strategy for a new, merged organization.
The GA was followed by an ISSC scientific conference on October 26th, on the topic ‘On the Move – Global Migrations, Challenges and Responses’. Videos and presentations from the conference are available here.