ICSU Bulletin

1. IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics

2. Nominations for ICSU Executive Board

3. World Summit on Sustainable Development

4. Royal Society presentation and reception for members of the UK

ICSU community

1. The IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics was held

in Paris, France, from March 7 to March 9, 2002. The main purpose of the

conference was to understand the severe under-representation of women

worldwide and to develop strategies to increase their participation in

physics. More information on the conference can be found by going to


2. The Royal Society recently nominated Sir Roger Elliott (currently

chairman of the ICSU press) for Treasurer of the ICSU Executive board.

Sir Roger is currently the only person standing for Treasurer. We will

keep you updated about Sir Roger's nomination in future e-bulletins.

3. In parallel with the World Summit on Sustainable Development

(WSSD), the South African Government will be organising a Forum on

Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development.

The International Council for Science (ICSU), in cooperation with

the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and the World Federation of

Engineering Organisations (WFEO) agreed to support the coordination of

this Forum. ICSU's role together with TWAS and WFEO will be to advise the

South African organisers on the scientific and technical merits of

meetings proposed to be part of the Forum as well as the coherence and

coordination of the Forum events. As a part of this Forum ICSU together

with TWAS and other partners will organize their own events concerned with

Science for Sustainable Development. More information on WSSD can be

found at http://www.johannesburgsummit.org/ or you can contact Dr Rachel

Quinn, Senior Manager Science Policy at the Royal Society


The Science and Technological Community Fourth Session of the

Preparatory Committee for the WSSD was held in Bali, Indonesia from 27 May

to 7 June 2002. A summary of this meeting is attached with this bulletin.

Additional information about the summit is available and can be obtained

from Miss Karen Scott-Jupp at karen.scott-jupp@royalsoc.ac.uk

<<Prepcom IV Summary Report1.doc

4. On the evening of Thursday 12 September there will be a

presentation at the Royal Society given by Professor Thomas Rosswall, the

Executive Director of ICSU on the position of ICSU compared to where it

was at the last ICSU General Assembly. This will be followed by a

reception which is being held as a thank you to the UK ICSU community and

will provide the opportunity for informal discussions and a chance to

liase with other members of the UK ICSU community. Invites for this

reception will be sent out in the next couple of months but please bear

this date in mind and pencil it in your diary. The presentation will start

at 5.00pm and the reception will start at 6.00pm.

Please forward me any information that you would like included in

next months bulletin by 15 July 2002. We welcome information on

activities of your unions or learned societies and details of any

conferences that you have or will be attending.

Karen Scott-Jupp

Section Co-ordinator, Science Advice

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