Transformations to Sustainability – JST/ISSC/NRF International Joint Symposium

February 1, 2015

On 29 January 2015 the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) hosted an International Joint Symposium on Transformations to Sustainability at the United Nations University in Tokyo in cooperation with the ISSC and the National Research Foundation of South Africa (NRF). The event was also supported by the Science Council of Japan. The symposium was […]

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Inequality to be the major focus of next World Social Science Report

January 28, 2015

Paris, January 2015 — International Social Science Council has announced that global inequality is going to be the major focus of its next World Social Science Report to be published in 2016. From Thomas Piketty to Occupy Wall Street to the Arab Spring, this era has been framed by growing social unrest and reflection on […]

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International Year of Light 2015

January 19, 2015

2015 marks the International Year of Light, which brings together many different stakeholders including scientific societies and unions, educational institutions, technology platforms, non-profit organizations and private sector partners in raising global awareness about how light-based technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to global challenges in energy, education, agriculture and health. The Opening Ceremony is taking place […]

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UN SDN Launches Global Consultation on “Indicators and a Monitoring Framework for the SDGs”

January 19, 2015

Today the SDSN is launching a new global consultation on “Indicators and a Monitoring Framework for the SDGs”. This draft report presents a comprehensive indicator framework for the Open Working Group goals, and outlines major indicator gaps that must be filled over the next twelve months. The draft incorporates comments from hundreds of organizations and […]

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Remembering Ulrich Beck

January 9, 2015

The ISSC was saddened to hear of the recent loss of Ulrich Beck. Ulrich was a scholar without equal whose life work made tremendous contributions to social science knowledge and public discourse over many decades. In the 5 January edition of the Süddeutsche Zeitung, Sir Anthony Giddens, the prominent British modern sociologist, published an obituary […]

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