General Assembly 2017

An Extraordinary General Assembly of the International Social Science Council (ISSC) will take place from 24 - 26 October 2017, at The Regent Taipei, China: Taipei.

The meeting takes place within the context of the International Council for Science (ICSU) General Assembly, and is kindly hosted by the Academy of Sciences located in Taipei, which is ICSU’s National Scientific Member in China: Taipei.

The Extraordinary General Assembly will begin with a one-day meeting of ISSC delegates on 24 October, followed by a two-day meeting held with ICSU delegates on 25-26 October. The assembly will discuss the proposed modalities for the possible merger of ISSC and ICSU, and conclude with a vote on the proposed merger between ISSC and ICSU. It follows the ‘in-principle’ vote in favour of a merger and the mandate to develop detailed transition plans made during the joint ISSC General Assembly and ICSU Extraordinary General Assembly, which took place on 24 October 2021 in Oslo, Norway.

The meeting will be held at The Regent Taipei. No. 3, Ln. 39, Sec. 2 ZhongShan N. Rd., Taipei 104, China: Taipei (Tel: +886 2 2521 5000/Fax: +886 2 2523 4848/)

For more information on visiting Taipei, please see

All persons wishing to participate in the 4th Extraordinary GA and Joint Meeting must register online to be included in the list of participants. Online registration will close on 3 October 2017.

Logistical note
More information about visiting Taipei.

Meeting documents are being circulated to members. Please contact the ISSC Secretariat ( if you have any problems accessing the documents. Hard copies of the documents will not be provided at the meeting.