Advocating for a global commitment to science diplomacy

The Vienna Statement on Science Diplomacy, was crafted at an event of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in June 2022. The event offered an opportunity for discussions on the crucial role of international scientific cooperation in enabling researchers to access additional expertise and gain new perspectives on research, unlocking scientific discoveries, and promoting scientific advancement. The statement advocates for a renewed global commitment to international scientific cooperation to help countries build stronger relations for the benefit of all of humanity based on the principles of dialogue and solidarity to ensure a sustainable and prosperous future for all. Signatories to the statement agree to promote freedom and access in the conduct of science, free and open exchange of scientific ideas and information, open access to publications, research integrity and societal responsibility, freedom of cooperation across borders for individual researchers; underpin measures for scientific support and the provision of infrastructure to address emerging global and regional challenges through cooperation and collaborative work; and recognize activities of institutions worldwide in the field of science diplomacy, by practicing science diplomacy in their everyday activities, doing research on science diplomacy, or teaching science diplomacy as a discipline.