Pacific Science Association
Resolutions of the 22nd Pacific Science Congress

17 June 2011
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This resolution is endorsed by the Pacific Science Association (PSA), the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the Academy of Sciences, Malaysia (ASM) as the organizers of the 22nd Pacific Science Congress held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 14 – 17 June 2011. This document is intended to lay out important general directions for the roles, growth and development of science in Asia and the Pacific in the 21st Century, and reflects the commitment and strong engagement of the organizers in ensuring that science develops sustainably and equitably in the Asia-Pacific region. As in other resolutions it is normative and could be adapted to national or regional specificities and serve many different purposes.

The Organisers of the 22nd Pacific Science Congress:

Recalling the theme of the Congress “Asia-Pacific Science in the 21st Century: Meeting the Challenges of Global Change”, and recognising the critical role of science, technology and innovation in developing solutions for the problems facing the world today, and for the development of nations in an ever changing world,

Recognising that the countries of the Asia-Pacific region are expected to be major contributors to scientific research within the next 25 years,

Acknowledging that science is inherently global, and international collaboration and cooperation is essential to successful outcomes, and

Stressing that science must be used for the benefit of society and all nations in Asia and the Pacific have the responsibility to contribute to and benefit from scientific efforts,

Calls upon the scientific community, governments, the business and industry community, non-governmental and community-based organisations in Asia and the Pacific and elsewhere to: