As science becomes increasingly global in character, scientists are more and more likely to reach across national borders in their search for collaborators. At the same time, science and technology are being asked to play a crucial role in addressing the social and economic ills that affect hundreds of millions of people. The growing awareness that individual nations cannot alone take on challenges to environmental and physical health has led AAAS to work with national governments and international organizations such as the World Bank and the United Nations to seek international solutions. A response to these needs requires the creation of a solid scientific infrastructure in developing countries, as well as the proliferation of a culture of science worldwide among residents of every country and their leaders.

To further such efforts, AAAS works to:

  • Promote International Cooperation Among Scientists
  • Help Build Scientific Infrastructure in Developing Countries
  • Improve the Quality of Scientific Input in International Discourse