It is my sincere pleasure to announce, that at her 31th General Assembly the International Council of Science (ICSU) has accepted the International Cartographic Association as a Full International Scientific Union Member.
ICSU’s mission is to strengthen international science for the benefit of society. The International Council for Science (ICSU) is an international non-governmental organization devoted to international cooperation in the advancement of science. Its members are national scientific bodies and international scientific unions. It comprises 120 multi-disciplinary National Scientific Members representing 140 countries and 31 international, disciplinary Scientific Unions.
From now on ICSU has 32 International Scientific Union Members, giving Cartography through ICA a strong voice in the world of science.
President of the International Cartographic Association
Update: As of July 2018, ICSU has become the ISC (International Science Council) through the merger with the International Social Science Council (ISSC).