Risk Interpretation and Action Seminar Starts in New Zealand

December 9, 2013

The maori phrase for disaster risk research loosely translates as “be careful”. In Wellington, New Zealand, 21 early career researchers, selected as World Social Science Fellows arrived at the Maori Kuratini Marae for the official Maori “powhiri” welcome to commence the seminar on Disaster Risk Interpretation and Action. The official welcome is a spiritual event […]


World Science Forum closing statement commits to use of science for global sustainable devlopment

December 5, 2013

The closing session of the 6th World Science Forum today published its closing declaration with delegates from over 100 countries pledging to advance the use of Science for global sustainable development. The declaration will now be taken forward by UNESCO as a key starting point for preliminary planning of the Post-2015 Millennium Sustainable Development Goals. […]


Call for applications: Networking conference for Young Scientists on Integrated Science

December 2, 2013

The International Social Science Council (ISSC) and the International Council for Science (ICSU), in collaboration with the International Network of Next Generation Ecologists (INNGE) and Institute for New Economic Thinking’s Young Scholars Initiative (INET YSI), are planning to assemble a group of early career researchers with diverse backgrounds and research perspectives to reflect on ecosystems and human wellbeing in the […]


Montreal Resolution at the ISSC General Assembly

November 20, 2013

Several participants found it difficult or impossible to obtain their visas to travel to Montreal, Canada, to attend the ISSC General Assembly and the World Social Science Forum 2013 last October. The following resolution was thus proposed and adopted unanimously by the ISSC General Assembly on Saturday 11 October 2013: This 29th General Assembly of […]


Mobilising the social sciences around changing global environments

November 14, 2013

Heide Hackmann, ISSC Executive Director, and Françoise Caillods speak about the World Social Science Report 2013, due to be launched on 15th November, while John Crowley, Team Leader – Sector for Social and Human Sciences at UNESCO, speaks about the implications of the report for UNESCO and the international community.