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  • The IAP Executive Committee, at its September 2016 meeting in Beijing, China, allocated financial support, thanks to the generosity of IAP's principal donor, the Government of Italy, to the IAP affiliated regional networks, in addition to selected projects submitted by individual IAP member ...

    Resource Added: 17 May 2017

    Latest Update: 17 May 2017

  • 9 May 2017
    Academies of science from the G7 countries presented three statements to Italian government officials ahead of next May’s G7 meeting hosted by Italy.
  • IAP supports the recent trend to create national young academies (NYAs) and the Global Young Academy (GYA), which are dedicated to advancing  issues critical to young scientists. The GYA, for example, currently includes young scientists from >50 countries who work together in the spirit of ...

    Resource Added: 5 Dec 2011

    Latest Update: 2 May 2017

  • 24 Apr 2017
    IPBES is inviting governments and experts to review its four regional assessments of biodiversity and ecosystem services (for Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe and Central Asia) and its thematic assessment on land degradation and restoration.
  • 19 Apr 2017
    Academies are encouraged to contribute to an ongoing global online discussion forum on science, technology and innovation (STI) for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • 24 Mar 2017
    At the dialogue forum on 22 March at the German National Academy of Science Leopoldina in Halle (Saale), Germany, the science academies of the G20 states handed over recommendations to Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel.
  • 6 Apr 2017
    Experts from more than 20 countries met at Leopoldina this week to discuss their findings on the ongoing IAP project 'Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture'.
  • 23 Feb 2017
    The UNISDR Regional Office in Europe will host the European Forum Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR) Open Forum that will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, from 26 to 28 March 2017.
  • 20 Feb 2017
    IPBES has released further details on how to attend its forthcoming Stakeholder Day and plenary sessions - including via webcast.
  • 20 Feb 2017
    Clinical trials for heritable genome editing could be permitted in the future, but only for serious conditions under stringent oversight, says a new report from the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine.
  • 6 Feb 2017
    Communique from the leadership of the InterAcademy Partnership - regarding the Executive Order on travel restrictions signed by the U.S. President Donald Trump
  • Communique from the leadership of the InterAcademy Partnership - regarding the Executive Order on travel restrictions signed by the U.S. President Donald Trump

    Resource Added: 6 Feb 2017

    Latest Update: 6 Feb 2017

    IAP communique on US President's Executive Order 243KB, PDF
  • 3 Feb 2017
    IPBES announces a Stakeholder Day in Bonn, immediately prior to its next Plenary Session.
  • 13 Dec 2016
    European academy networks launch Horizon 2020-funded SAPEA project: Science Advice for Policy by European Academies.
  • The InterAcademy Council/IAP for Research, in partnership with the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), and sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY), is undertaking a three year project that will be framed around the global science community’s contribution to achieving the ...
    Topics: Sustainable Development, Science Advice
    Project Type: Study
    Latest Update: 8 Dec 2016
  • 23 Nov 2016
    This conference, organised by the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) has been taking place 7-25 November 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland and IAP has contributed to the discussions with two reports.
  • 14 Oct 2016
    IAP has joined with Italy’s national science academy to call for more action to be taken to protect cultural heritage and ‘Art Cities’ from natural disasters.
  • 17 Oct 2016
    L'Académie Nationale des Sciences et Techniques du Sénégal (ANSTS) will hold a science advice workshop for participants from francophone Africa.
  • Charter of Rome

    Resource Added: 14 Oct 2016

    Latest Update: 14 Oct 2016

    Charter of Rome 197KB, PDF
  • 5 Oct 2016
    The Department for International Development of the United Kingdom (DFID UK) asks for nominations for its independent expert Research Advisory Group (RAG).
  • 27 Sep 2016
    IAP for Health releases "A Call for Action on the Reproducibility of Biomedical Research"
  • The Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts has published an article on the debate about the ethical implications of synthetic biology by the coordinator of the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) Peter McGrath.
    Peter F. McGrath
    ISBN: 978-86-7215-384-2
    Release Date: 27 Sep 2016
  • 20 Sep 2016
    Following their meeting in Trieste in May this year - hosted by IAP, TWAS, ICTP and ICGEB - the UN Scientific Advisory Board has now published its report on 'The Future of Scientific Advice to the United Nations'
  • The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) released a report about the proceedings of the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) Conference on Science Advice held from 28 February – 1 March 2016, Hermanus, South Africa.
    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)
    Release Date: 20 Sep 2016
  • 14 Sep 2016
    Call for nominations for an African workshop on 'Policy and Diplomacy for Scientists: Introduction to Responsible Research Practices in Chemical and Biological Sciences'
  • The IAP Executive Committee, at its meeting during the IAP/IAMP/IAC Joint Session in New Delhi in 2015, allocated financial support, thanks to the generosity of IAP's principal donor, the Government of Italy, to the IAP affiliated regional networks, in addition to some individual projects ...

    Resource Added: 18 Feb 2016

    Latest Update: 12 Sep 2016

  • 6 Sep 2016
    AIP member academies are invited to review the draft scoping report for a thematic assessment of sustainable use of biodiversity which has been produced by nominated experts of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).
  • 10 Aug 2016
    Members of IAP’s Biosecurity Working Group convened in Geneva, Switzerland, this week to provide input to the Preparatory Committee for the 8th Review Conference of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention.
  • Komisarenko UkraineAcSci BWC Side meeting presentation, Aug2016

    Resource Added: 10 Aug 2016

    Latest Update: 10 Aug 2016

    Komisarenko_UkraineAcSci_BWC_Aug2016 1MB, PDF
  • The InterAcademy Council/IAP for Research, in partnership with the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), and sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY), is undertaking a three year project that is framed around Africa’s efforts to deliver the global SDGs, the priorities under ...
    Topics: Science Education, Sustainable Development, Science Advice
    Project Type: Study
    Latest Update: 5 Aug 2016
  • The Inter-American Network of Academies of Sciences (IANAS) initiated an Energy Programme to chart the path to a sustainable future in the Americas. Thanks to the commitment of the 21 Energy of Focal Points, experts appointed by the member academies of IANAS, and the support of other people and organizations from different scientific organizations, this book summarizes the findings and recommendations of the Programme. This Spanish version of the book,'Guide Toward a Sustainable Energy Future for the Americas', considers key challenges such as bringing adequate energy to underserved populations; renewable energy sources and the biofuel revolution; and the role of gender in the energy economy. The book also reflects on the challenges of building the institutional capabilities necessary to advance national energy economies.
    IANAS - the Inter-American Network of Academies of Sciences
    Release Date: 7 Jul 2016
  • The Inter-American Network of Academies of Sciences (IANAS) initiated an Energy Programme to chart the path to a sustainable future in the Americas. Thanks to the commitment of the 21 Energy of Focal Points, experts appointed by the member academies of IANAS, and the support of other people and organizations from different scientific organizations, this book summarizes the findings and recommendations of the Programme. The book considers key challenges such as bringing adequate energy to underserved populations; renewable energy sources and the biofuel revolution; and the role of gender in the energy economy. The book also reflects on the challenges of building the institutional capabilities necessary to advance national energy economies.
    IANAS - the Inter-American Network of Academies of Sciences
    Release Date: 7 Jul 2016
  • 1 Jun 2016
    IPBES is inviting reviews on its draft thematic assessment on land degradation and restoration and on four regional assessments (Africa, Asia Pacific, Americas, and Europe and Central Asia) on biodiversity and ecosystem services.
  • This summary is designed as a record of issues that were discussed during the international workshop on advances in science and technology for the BWC, held 13-15 September 2015. The views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the consensus opinions of workshop participants, the organizations that provided support for the project, or the 107 academies of science that form IAP nor mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organisations imply endorsement by the US or UK governments or other sponsors. Biosecure was commissioned to produce the background documents and initial drafts of the report documents.
    Logo Institute
    Release Date: 23 Jun 2016
  • NASAC - The Network of African Science Academies, with the endorsement of its members, has published a science-policy document entitled: Climate Change Adaption and Resilience in Africa - Recommendations to Policymakers. The document offers guidance for effective policy responses for climate change adaption, at national and continental scales. It is an output from the cooperation between NASAC and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.
    NASAC - Network of African Science Academies
    Release Date: 23 Jun 2016
  • 11 October 2016 – 12 October 2016
    The international meeting on "Florence 1966-2016" will be held in Rome on 11-12 October 2016 to mark the 50th anniversary of the great Florence flood. It will focus on the resilience of art cities to natural disasters.
    Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei
    Rome, Italy
  • OPCW call document 2016

    Resource Added: 20 Jun 2016

    Latest Update: 20 Jun 2016

    OPCW call document 2016 52KB, PDF
  • 8 Jun 2016
    The UN Secretary General has appointed Mohamed Hassan as chair of the Governing Council of the Technology Bank for LDCs.
  • IAP wishes to acknowledge the support of the Global Young Academy (GYA) Co-Chair, D. Sameh Soror, for translating the IAP/IAMP Statement into Arabic

    Resource Added: 18 Nov 2013

    Latest Update: 6 Jun 2016

    Arabic version 13MB, PDF
  • 2 Jun 2016
    IAP and three other scientific institutes in Trieste hosted a major United Nations conference on 24 and 25 May that attracted leading scientific experts who have been tasked to provide advice to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon.
  • 2 Jun 2016
    The US National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine and the UK’s Royal Society have each released reports on the science behind genetically modified (GM) crops.
  • 19 May 2016
    Press Release
    The 26 leading scientists of the Scientific Advisory Board of the UN Secretary-General will meet in Trieste, Italy, on 24 and 25 May to provide insights and recommendations on the crucial role of science in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that were adopted by the United Nations in the late 2015.
  • 11 May 2016
    The president of the Science Council of Japan, jointly with representative directors of the Japan Academic Network for Disaster Reduction, release a statement on the recent Kumamoto Earthquake.
  • 9 May 2016
    The UNISDR is inviting organizations and experts to engage in an online discussion in preparation for the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (22-26 May 2017, Cancún, México).
  • 20 Apr 2016
    A group of 14 academies of science have released three statements focused on global challenges aimed at informing discussions at the forthcoming G7 Summit and the ministerial meetings that precede it.
  • 13 Apr 2016
    “EU regulatory policy needs to differentiate between the greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity of transport fuels and deliver low-carbon market signals” says EASAC in a press release announcing it news statement on taking into account the 'Greenhouse gas footprints of different oil feedstocks' for transport fuels.
  • 7 Dec 2015
    Press Release
    Science International 2015 launches a campaign for "Open Data in a Big Data World" at Science Forum South Africa in Pretoria
  • 21 Mar 2016
    Following a workshop in the Netherlands, the Global Young Academy has released a series of recommendations on the current refugee crisis as well as a video report.
  • IAP Coordinator, Peter McGrath presented a poster on IAP's contributions in the area of Disaster Risk Reduction implemented by its member academies and affiliated regional networks, at the 'UNISDR Science and Technology Conference on the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030', which took place from 27-29 January 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland.
    IAP - InterAcademy Panel
    Release Date: 31 Jan 2016
  • 14 Mar 2016
    Governments and other relevant stakeholders, such as academies, are invited to nominate experts to participate in various IPBES biodiversity reports.
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