Group of Friends on Science for Action statement on gender equality in science, and updates from the International Science Council and ISC community

Acknowledging the persistent gender gap in STEM worldwide, the ISC and UNESCO supported a statement by Ambassador Kridelka at the 9th Assembly of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. He represented the co-chairs of the UN Group of Friends on Science for Action, calling for global efforts to dismantle gender stereotypes in science. The statement advocated for opening pathways for girls in science and creating inclusive environments to support the advancement of women:

Please find below some updates from the International Science Council and the ISC community.


1. Vacancy: IRDR Executive Director For ISC Members and your networks

ISC Affiliated Body, the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programme, an international scientific programme aiming to mobilize science for the reduction of all types of disaster risk, building resilience and reducing vulnerability, is seeking a new Executive Director. The ED will head the International Programme Office based in Beijing, China, and oversee its secretariat. An excellent command of written and spoken English and a working knowledge of Mandarin are required. The deadline for applications is 18 March

2. WCRP's new activity on Climate Intervention research For ISC Members and your networks

The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), an ISC co-sponsored Affiliated Body, has launched a Lighthouse Activity on Climate Intervention Research. Lighthouse activities are designed to be ambitious and transdisciplinary research efforts that integrate across other WCRP programs to rapidly advance the science and institutional frameworks needed to better manage climate risk and meet society’s urgent need for robust and actionable climate information:

3. Top read of the week For ISC Members and your networks

Open science round-up January:


4. Registration for ISC GKD LAC For ISC Members only

A kind reminder that registration for the ISC Global Knowledge Dialogue for the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region (9 – 11 April, Santiago, Chile) is open and we hope that all ISC Member organizations based in Latin American and the Caribbean as well as Member organizations with members/activities/a regional office, hub or network in the LAC region will be represented at this meeting. More information, including the high-level agenda, concept note and online registration form is available at

Participate in UNEP Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) meetings
For ISC Members and your networks
The ISC stands ready to facilitate the participation of interested individuals in the 26th meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 26) from 13 - 18 May, and the 4th meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI 4) from 21 - 29 May in Nairobi, Kenya. Interested experts working actively on issues addressed by the CBD may contact Olivia Tighe ( regarding their registration by 26 April. More information:
5. Upcoming ISC online meetings For ISC Members only

‚Äč 6. Opportunities within the ISC community

For ISC Members and your networks

As always, all opportunities and deadlines relevant to ISC Members can be found on the ISC Membership Notice Board

Published: 02/16/2024