The Steering Committee gathers representatives of the international scientific unions and international scientific organizations that support IYBSSD. This committee is in charge of the overall management of the International Year. It coordinates and organizes the international program. Within it, the Executive Committee ensures the effective day-to-day management.
The International Advisory Committee gathers national and regional learned societies and scientific organizations who want to contribute to IYBSSD within their area of influence. They make proposals on the IYBSSD international program and they implement IYBSSD activities by taking into account needs and characteristics of the different countries and regions. Especially they are at the core of national IYBSSD committees.