UNESCO: IGCP - International Geosciences Programme

Purpose, objectives, key priorities

The primary aims of IGCP are to facilitate international collaboration amongst scientists from around the world in research on geological problems, particularly between those individuals from more industrialized and those from developing countries. Through long-term joint research efforts, meetings, field trips, and workshops, IGCP aims to promote the use of geosciences in global issues including, but not limited to, sustainable development, the health and safety of humanity and the reduction of the adverse effects of natural disasters and resource extraction.

Related sub-programmes

not specified 

Funding schemes and instruments

Project funding 

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Projects with Ukranian participation: Projects Nr. 479, 486, 497, 510, 513, 514, 515, 521, 543     


Ms. Margarete Patzak, Deputy Secretary, International Geoscience Programme (IGCP) 
E-mail: m.patzak@unesco.org