ICSU and ISSC merge into INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE COUNCIL

The International Council of Science (ICSU) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC) held their General Assembly in Taipei (Taiwan) on October 22-23 2017, followed by a joint meeting of the two councils, where it was decided that the two organizations merge into a new organization called International Science Council (ISC). The founding assembly of the new ISC will take place in Paris in 2018, and will elect a new Executive Board.

The members of the new council are of three types:
1. Member unions and associations, being international scientific bodies devoted to scientific activities (e.g. across a discipline);
2. Member organizations, being academies of science, research councils or analogous not-for-profit bodies
3. Affiliated members, being others (with no voting right).