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).