The ISSC at COP21

January 11, 2016

The 21st UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP21) took place in Paris between 30 November and 12 December 2015. The ISSC was present to participate in events, support co-sponsored programmes including Future Earth and provide a virtual information hub for social scientists participating in the COP itself and in side events across Paris. The ISSC […]


Call for papers: Child Poverty and Social Protection in Western and Central Africa

January 5, 2016

International workshop to be held in Abuja, Nigeria, 23-25 May 2016, organised by UNICEF WCARO (Western and Central Africa Regional Office), CROP (Comparative Research Programme on Poverty), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and Equity for Children. According to a path-breaking 2003 study commissioned by UNICEF, child poverty […]


Leading science groups urge global accord on Open Data in a Big Data World

December 7, 2015

Science International 2015 launches a campaign for “Open Data in a Big Data World” at Science Forum South Africa in Pretoria A group of four major international science organisations – including ISSC – have today called for global endorsement of an accord to help assure open access to volumes of “big data” that increasingly are […]


Quest for Global Sustainability – Climate Change, Science and the Oslo Principles

December 6, 2015

The Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP) are co-organizers of an event taking place on December 7th 2015 in the public Climate Generations Areas at COP21. The event, which is open to all, aims to present and discuss the Oslo Principles on Global Obligations to Reduce Climate Change adopted on March 1st 2015 by a group of […]


ISSC adds its support to Sustainability Manifesto

November 30, 2015

As COP21 begins in Paris, the ISSC’s Executive Committee has added its support to the Sustainability Manifesto published by the IASQ (International Association on Social Quality) and the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS). The Manifesto calls for governments, universities and researchers to promote a sound understanding of multi-dimensional sustainable development, drawing on knowledge about all dimensions […]