ICSU/Unesco: World Conference on Science Supplement

ICSU/Unesco: World Conference on Science Supplement

In this supplement

The first global meeting to cover the complete range of issues concerning contemporary science and its relationship to society for almost 20 years, took place in Budapest from 26 June to 1 July 1999, jointly organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) and the International Council for Science (ICSU).



Introduction p2

A step in a good direction p2

Follow-up will decide success of Budapest p3

Federico Mayor



Seven pointers to the road ahead for responsible science p4

Conference backs guidelines for a 'new social contract' p5

Collaborative efforts get a boost in Africa p5

Satisfaction for most, lessons for some p6



North-South disparities in the production and use of knowledge p9

Mohamed Hassan

Research, mathematics and development p10

Claude Lobry

Science and the need for ethical behaviour p11

Joseph Rotblat

Moulding intellectual property laws to the needs of developing countries p12

Kamla Persad-Bissessor

Rebuilding confidence in science and science advice p13

Robert May

Putting science in its proper place p14

Douglas Parr & Benny Haerlin

The need to do science in 'ethics time' p15

Margaret A Somerville

Science and the world's future p16

Bruce Alberts

Why the 's' in Unesco is needed more than ever p17

Ismail Serageldin

Community research: science by everyone p18

Madeleine Scammell & Richard Sclove



How Sweden pioneers research capacity building p19

An interview with Berita Olsson

Good science needs a solid foundation p20

An interview with C. N. R. Rao



Canadian biochemist places disabled's fate firmly on the table p21

Ethiopian wants annual science weeks p21

Jamaica shows a way forward with nuclear science centre p21

Women's groups celebrate successes p22

Physicist from Africa makes the case for centres of excellence p23

Youth forum wins Mayor's backing p23

Materials science 'needs new international research centre' 23x

US science adviser calls for 'global citizen scientists' p24

Internet links p24