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|Child Organisations:||IGCP, NC-IUGS|
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General information and objectivesFounded in 1961, the IUGS is one of the world's largest and most active non-governmental scientific organizations.The Union promotes and supports the study of geological problems of world-wide significance, and facilitates international and interdisciplinary cooperation in the earth sciences. A prominent member of the International Council of Scientific Unions, the IUGS has more than 110 national members.