By Dr Jean-Paul Lainé, President of WFSW This address was given on the occasion of an international day of reflection organized by the Autonomous University of Barcelona on the theme: “Strategies to achieve scientific excellence“   What excellence are we talking about? Can excellence be intrinsic, detached from everything? First of all, I would like.. read more →

download  ec86introductoyreport-jpl Summary I. Introduction II. The international situation II.1. The dominant characteristics II. 2. Understand so as to fight more effectively and find solutions. II.3. The democratic challenge III. The situation in the field of science III.1. Science in the sense of all types of knowledge III.2. Policies for the sciences, the condition of.. read more →

On May 2015, before the meeting of  85th session of its  Executive Council, WFSW has organized a symposium on the theme: “The Solution for Energy , our Key to Survival” . Many documents produced are available on the site http://congresses.icmab.es/solving-for-energy-2015/ read more →

24 Sep 2014
September 24, 2014

Seminar “Science and Education”

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Following the holding of its 84th Executive Council, the WFSW organized a seminar on Science and Education. Several sub-themes were discussed : critical thinking and autonomy ; education or training ?; instead of “hard” sciences and nature in education ; appetite for these disciplines ; dissemination and sharing of knowledge in all social circles throughout.. read more →

SECOND INTERNATIONAL FORUM OF NGOS IN OFFICIAL PARTNERSHIP WITH UNESCO Access to water for all in Africa A fundamental human right Yamoussoukro (Cote d’Ivoire), 30 and 31 July 2014 We must reach decision-makers outside the Water box’ to provide them with tools to understand the consequences of their decisions and to highlight alternative ways forward.”.. read more →

17 Mar 2014
March 17, 2014

On Chemical Weapons

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The social responsability of scientists By Frederico Carvalho Vice-president of the WFSW Download the entire pdf post ……The deliberate use of toxic chemicals to destroy human lives or cause the death of other living organisms has a long history and has taken many forms. Such chemicals were used in theatres of war against military forces.. read more →

The whole world faces a twofold challenge : to redefine the relations between human beings and our planet, and relations among human beings The situation is urgent! Global warming, waste, depletion of natural resources, pollution— all these factors cause or aggravate the scourges affecting hundreds of millions of human beings, including in the rich countries:.. read more →

Letter to US Academy members from President Bruce Alberts ; March 4, 2005 read more →

Appeal to the scientific community world-wide, on the occasion of the World Conference on Science Budapest, 26th June – 1st July 1999   The concept of globalisation has pervaded all aspects of economic and social life, including scientific life. It has now become impossible for scientific researchers and workers to remain the idle audience of.. read more →