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Committee on Space Research (COSPAR)

The COSPAR's objectives are to promote on an international level scientific research in space, with emphasis on the exchange of results, information and opinions, and to provide a forum, open to all scientists, for the discussion of problems that may affect scientific space research. These objectives are achieved through the organization of Scientific Assemblies, publications and other means.

In its first years of existence COSPAR, as an entity that ignores political considerations and views all questions solely from the scientific standpoint, played an important role as an open bridge between East and West for cooperation in space. When this role became less prominent with the decline in rivalry between the two blocs, COSPAR, as an interdisciplinary scientific organization, focused its objectives on the progress of all kinds of research carried out with the use of space means (including balloons).

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Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)

SCAR is an inter-disciplinary committee of the International Council for Science (ICSU) and is initiating, developing and coordinating high quality international scientific research in the Antarctic region, and on the role of the Antarctic region in the Earth system. The scientific business of SCAR is conducted by its Standing Scientific Groups which represent the scientific disciplines active in Antarctic research and report to SCAR.

SCAR focus on biology is through its Standing Scientific Group on Life Sciences, which includes research focused on understanding the impact of past, current and predicted environmental change on biodiversity and the consequences for adaptation and function and through multidisciplinary collaborations, understanding the complexities of the Antarctic environment and predicting the consequences of change.

SCAR also has a scientific research programme called Evolution and Biodiversty in the Antarctic, which seeks, amongst other aims, to understand the evolution and diversity of life in the Antarctic.

In addition to carrying out its primary scientific role, SCAR also provides objective and independent scientific advice to the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings and other organizations on issues of science and conservation affecting the management of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. In that role, SCAR has made numerous recommendations on a variety of matters, most of which have been incorporated into Antarctic Treaty instruments. Foremost amongst these have been the advice provided for the many international agreements which provide protection for the ecology and environment of the Antarctic.

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Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE)

SCOPE experts interact in a worldwide knowledge network that is cross-sectoral, interdisciplinary and independent

  • to identify and provide scientific analyses of emerging environmental challenges and opportunities caused by or impacting on humans and the environment
  • to review the current scientific understanding of environmental issues and identify priorities for future research;
  • to address policy and development needs and to inform options and recommendations for environmentally-sound policy and management strategies.

The SCOPE scientific programme is a robust science-driven agenda relevant to policy development and resource management responding to regional priorities to deliver insights of global significance
providing rapid assessments of key environmental issues guiding research processes, based on partnerships linking research outputs to end users.

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International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG)

The IUGG is the international organization dedicated to advancing, promoting, and communicating knowledge of the Earth system, its space environment, and the dynamical processes causing change.

Through its constituent Associations, Commissions, and services, IUGG convenes international assemblies and workshops, undertakes research, assembles observations, gains insights, coordinates activities, liaises with other scientific bodies, plays an advocacy role, contributes to education, and works to expand capabilities and participation worldwide.

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International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB)

IUBMB seeks to advance the international molecular life sciences community by:

  • Promoting interactions across the diversity of endeavours in the molecular life sciences
  • Creating networks that transcend barriers of ethnicity, culture, gender and economic status
  • Creating pathways for young scientists to fulfil their potential
  • Providing evidence-based advice on public policy
  • Promoting the values, standards and ethics of science and the free and unhampered movement of scientists of all nations.
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International Brain Research Organization (IBRO)

The IBRO was founded in 1961 in response to the growing demand from neuroscientists in many countries for the creation of a central organization that would cut across world boundaries and improve communication and collaboration among brain researchers.

The origin of IBRO can be traced back to a meeting of electroencephalographers in London in 1947, which led to the establishment of an International Federation of EEG and Clinical Neurophysiology. At a conference of this group and others in Moscow in 1958, there was unanimous support for a resolution proposing the creation of an international organization representing brain research worldwide.

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International Union for Pure and Applied Biophysics (IUPAB)

The IUPAB is a member of the ICSU family. Affiliated to it are the national adhering bodies of more than 50 countries. Its function is to support research and teaching in biophysics. Its principal regular activity is the triennial iInternational congresses and general assemblies.

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International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS)

The IUPS is an organization which brings together physiologists from throughout the world. The unifying objective or physiologists is to increase mankind's understanding of the functions of cells, tissues, organs and organ systems of animals and humans.

The objectives of the IUPS are:

  • to encourage the advancement of the physiological science
  • to facilitate the dissemination of knowledge in the field of physiological science
  • to promote the International Congresses of Physiological Sciences
  • to promote such other meetings as may be useful for the advancement of the physiological sciences
  • to promote such other measures as will contribute to the development of physiological sciences in developing countries.
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International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS)

The IUIS is an umbrella organization for many of the regional and national societies of immunology throughout the world.

As articulated in its Constitution, the objectives of IUIS are:

  • to organize international co-operation in immunology and to promote communication between the various branches of immunology and allied subjects
  • to encourage within each scientifically independent territory co-operation between the Societies that represent the interests of immunology
  • to contribute to the advancement of immunology in all its aspects.
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International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)

The IUFRO is a non-profit, non-governmental international network of forest scientists. It promotes global cooperation in forest-related research and enhances the understanding of the ecological, economic and social aspects of forests and trees.

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International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS)

The IUNS objectives are:

  • to promote advancement in nutrition science, research and development through international cooperation at the global level
  • to encourage communication and collaboration among nutrition scientists as well as
  • to disseminate information in nutritional sciences through modern communication technology.
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International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS)

The IUMS is one of the Scientific Unions of the International Council of Science (ICSU). It was founded in 1927 as the "International Society of Microbiology", and became the "International Association of Microbiological Societies" affiliated to the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) as a Division in 1967. It acquired independence in 1980 and became a Union Member of ICSU in 1982.

The objectives of the Union are:

  • to promote the study of microbiological sciences internationally,
  • to initiate, facilitate and coordinate research and other scientific activities which involve international cooperation
  • to ensure the discussion and dissemination of the results of international conferences, symposia and meetings and to assist in the publication of their reports
  • to represent microbiological sciences in ICSU and
  • to maintain contact with other international organizations
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International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST)

The IUFoST is the global voice of food science and technology. It is a voluntary, non-profit federation of national food science organisations linking the world's food scientists and technologists.

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International Union of Toxicology (IUTOX)

IUTOX's mission is to improve human health through the science and practice of toxicology world-wide.

IUTOX achieves its vision by fostering international scientific cooperation for the global acquisition and utilization of knowledge in toxicology for improvement of the health of humans and their environment.

What is IUTOX? IUTOX is the voice of toxicology on the global stage; the organization which seeks to increase the knowledge base of toxicological issues facing humankind and to extend this knowledge to developing societies and nations. Founded in 1980, IUTOX now has 63 affiliated societies representing all six continents and over 25,000 toxicologists from industry, academia and government as members; offering a diverse and challenging perspective on every issue and development relating to the profession.

The leadership of IUTOX is held by the Executive Committee, which changes every three years and is elected by the member-society-appointed delegates. The EC reviews and redefines the IUTOX mission to develop and establish objectives and tasks that will ensure that IUTOX continues to be the voice for toxicology internationally.

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The International Union for Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine (IUPESM)

IUPESM represents the combined efforts of more than 40,000 medical physicists and biomedical engineers working on the physical and engineering science of medicine. The methods used by the IUPESM to achieve it's purpose include but are not limited to the following:

  • Organizing and coordinating the triennial "World Congress for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering".
  • Organizing and/or coordinating international meetings or conferences for the IUPESM constituent organizations.
  • Representing the interests of IUPESM members in the International Council for Science.
  • Collaborating with other international scientific, professional and medical organizations with common interests.
  • Establishing committees, commissions, working groups and other bodies for purposes within its mandate.
  • Publishing scientific journals, newsletters, books and electronic documents to enhance progress.
  • Disseminating, promoting and/or developing standards of practice in the fields of medical physics and biomedical engineering to enhance the quality of health care worldwide.
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The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

The CBD - alsoknown as the Biodiversity Convention - is a multilateral treaty. It entered into force in December 1993 and has three main objectives:

  • The conservation of biological diversity
  • The sustainable use of the components of biological diversity
  • The fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resource
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International Council for Science (ICSU)

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) works to create the conditions for dialogue among civilizations, cultures and peoples, based upon respect for commonly shared values. It is through this dialogue that the world can achieve global visions of sustainable development encompassing observance of human rights, mutual respect and the alleviation of poverty, all of which are at the heart of UNESCO’S mission and activities.

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International Council for Science (ICSU)

The ICSU is a non-governmental organization with a global membership of more than 100 national scientific bodies and more than 30 international scientific unions.

ICSU mobilises knowledge and resources of the international scientific community to strengthen international science for the benefit of society. Activities focus on three areas: International Research Collaboration; Science for Policy; and Universality of Science.

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International Council for Science (ICSU)

The ICSU is a non-governmental organization with a global membership of more than 100 national scientific bodies and more than 30 international scientific unions.

ICSU mobilises knowledge and resources of the international scientific community to strengthen international science for the benefit of society. Activities focus on three areas: International Research Collaboration; Science for Policy; and Universality of Science.

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