SDG Interactions, gender and the science-policy interface: update on the High Level Political Forum

July 19, 2017

This year’s High Level Political Forum (HLPF) at the United Nations was the first-ever in-depth review of selected Sustainable Development Goals: poverty, food and agriculture, health, gender, oceans, resilient infrastructure, and means of implementation. This post is abridged from the International Council for Science (ICSU) update on the HLPF. The meeting, which took place between 10-19 […]

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World Social Science Report 2016: Implications for development studies, EADI Nordic conference 2017

July 19, 2017

The World Social Science Report 2016 raises important challenges for development studies. It highlights the latest social science knowledge on the state of inequalities today and examines the effects of inequalities across multiple dimensions, including gender, environment, access to knowledge, wealth and political power. Overall, the report argues, reducing inequality is, first and foremost, a question […]

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Thirty-five research teams invited to submit full proposals for Belmont Forum-NORFACE Transformations to Sustainability programme  

July 17, 2017

Following the launch of the Belmont Forum-NORFACE ‘Transformations to Sustainability’ programme earlier this year, 35 teams have been selected for the full proposal stage. The ISSC will fund social scientists based in low- and lower-middle-income countries to participate in projects selected in the new programme. Twenty-one of the 35 proposals selected include applicants eligible for […]

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Two decades’ discourse about globalizing social sciences – call for papers, conferences in Lisbon and Hanoi

July 13, 2017

What have we learned from two decades’ discourse about the globalization of the social sciences? What has been discussed about what the globalization of the social sciences means, and what globalized social thought aims to do? Two international conferences on the topic ‘Two decades’ discourse about globalizing social sciences – concepts, strategies, achievements’ are planned […]

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Members’ feedback on proposed ICSU-ISSC merger now online

July 13, 2017

Following a call for review, the members of the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and International Council for Science (ICSU) provided considered feedback on the draft high-level strategy proposals for a new merged organization representing all the sciences. Feedback was received from 27 members representing 16 countries in response to the publication of the draft strategy […]

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