The International Organization for Chemical Sciences in Development (IOCD) is committed to working in partnership with others to ensure that chemistry fulfils its potential of contributing to sustainability for people and for the physical and biological systems of the planet. A new orientation, ‘One-World’ Chemistry has been proposed, which recognises the interconnectedness of human, animal and planetary health and embraces the need for chemistry to adopt systems thinking and crossdisciplinary working to tackle the planetary challenges.

IOCD is currently seeking volunteers for a range of roles – both in relation to its activities to deliver its mission to promote the chemical sciences for sustainable development, and in relation to its internal governance, organization and management work and external relations. [details at]

IUPAC Concentrate / David Spichiger, SCS