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Template Agreement

Upon joining ICSU-WDS, new Members must sign an appropriate agreement* with ICSU addressing key issues defined by the WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC). This agreement is a declaration of the candidate organization's intention to contribute to ICSU-WDS as a Member.

  1. Dependent on the organization's WDS membership category, download the relevant template Letter of Agreement (LoA) in Word format:

    Annexes to these LoAs can also be downloaded in PDF format:

  2. Adapt and complete the template LoA as indicated in the guidance to produce a Draft version.
  3. Electronically send the Draft LoA (in Word format) to the WDS-IPO for validation:

    Email to: IPO[at]


  4. After approval, send two signed paper originals of the LoA to the WDS International Programme Office for countersignature:

    Post to: Mustapha Mokrane
    WDS-IPO c/o NICT
    4–2–1 Nukui-kitamachi, Koganei
    Tokyo 184–8795


  5. One signed original will be returned to you. Please make sure to indicate a return address.


* As stated in the WDS Constitution