International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU)

THE INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL of Scientific Unions (ICSU), today known as the International Council for Science, was founded in 1931 as a nongovernmental organization, which would foster international scientific collaboration among all scientists, to work toward the greater good for humanity. The ICSU motto is “strengthening international science for the benefit of society.”

The parent foundations of ICSU are the International Association of Academies (IAA), which lasted from 1899 until 1914; and the International Research Council (IRC), which lasted from 1919 until 1931. In the year 1998, the Council officially changed its name to the International Council for Science, keeping the acronym ICSU as a tie to its history.

The ICSU addresses global issues through international initiatives aimed to support scientists in undertaking a task that he or ...

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