The International Committee for Future Accelerators (ICFA) has issued a statement that endorses the strategic plans for the future of high-energy physics in Europe, Asia and the US. It also reaffirms ICFA’s support of the International Linear Collider (ILC) and its encouragement of international studies of future circular colliders.

The statement was issued at ICFA’s first meeting after the publication of the "P5" roadmap for the future of US particle physics (CERN Courier July/August 2014 p12). Previously published Asian and European strategies share common priorities. These strategies, which are the result of processes that involved each region’s particle-physics communities, provide guidelines for governments to make decisions in science policy.

• For the ICFA statement, see www.fnal.gov/directorate/icfa/ICFA_Statement_20140706.pdf.