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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
Growing concern, rising awareness Early-career scientists often have little exposure to the potentially harmful uses of chemistry and biology. An intensive workshop in Trieste, Italy – organised by OPCW, IAP and TWAS – is seeking to change that. Announcing Institution
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First step towards collaboration between young scientists and national museums in ASEAN Member States “Innovative Forum for ASEAN Museums towards Achieving Science and SDG Awareness in the Community” was held on 18-19 August 2019 at the National Science and Technology Fair 2019 in Thailand. Announcing Institution
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  • Environment & Climate
Online conferences: provide early input to the scoping process of the IPBES nexus and transformative change assessments. These online conferences are intended to give Governments and other stakeholders an opportunity to provide early input to the scoping process in order to increase the policy-relevance of the scoping reports. Announcing Institution
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New chair for IAP science education Wafa Skalli (Morocco) takes over as chair of the IAP Science Education Programme Announcing Institution
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Science literacy discussed in Bangkok The annual meeting of the IAP Science Education Programme took place in Thailand during the Thai National Science and Technology Fair. Announcing Institution
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U.S. National Academies Symposium on Human Rights and Digital Technologies On 18 September 2019, the Committee on Human Rights of the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will hold a symposium which will be webcast live and will gather experts to examine the human rights opportunities and risks associated with the use of digital technologies. Announcing Institution
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  • Health
“Urban living affects dramatically human health,” explains Prof. Saldiva in the latest IAP Urban Health video Paulo Saldiva, Professor of Pathology at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of São Paulo, is a member of the IAP Urban Health Working group and in this short video explains how urban living affects human health. Announcing Institution
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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
IAP at the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention This year, the Meeting of Experts of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC) ran from 31 July to 2 August. As in previous years, IAP was represented there, and once again, events were organised in collaboration with the US National Academies of Science, Medicine and Engineering (US NASEM). Announcing Institution
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  • Environment & Climate
Call for nominations of experts to assist with the scoping of a thematic assessment of the interlinkages among biodiversity, water, food and health This assessment will use a nexus approach to examine the strong interlinkages among the Sustainable Development Goals related to food and water security, health for all, protecting biodiversity on land and in the oceans and combating climate change, among others. Announcing Institution
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Call for nominations of experts to assist with the scoping of the Transformative Change Assessment The assessment explores the drivers of and motives behind broad societal changes and transitions to inform the design of relevant policies, communication and engagement campaigns and other actions. Announcing Institution
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First external review now open for the IPBES values assessment New announcement by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Announcing Institution
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Threat to autonomy of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences The Executive Committee of the International Human Rights Network of Academies & Scholarly Societies issued a statement concerning threat to autonomy of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Announcing Institution
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Global Challenges Research Fund Networking Grants - Round 5 Open The awards provide up to £25,000 over one year to support collaborations between developing countries and the UK and to hold networking events aimed at addressing global challenges. Announcing Institution
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Call for Global Young Academy membership The 2020 call for new members to join the Global Young Academy in 2020 is now open. Announcing Institution
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M8 Summer School for Global Health It will take place in Coimbra, Portugal, on 9-13 September 2018, and there are no tuition fees for IAP member academies. Deadline to apply: 5 August 2018. Announcing Institution
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TWAS Plus issue is out - Vol. 5, No. 4 Good scientists need strong research skills, of course. But to build successful careers, they need other skills not often taught in universities. Announcing Institution
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Latest assessment of global progress on implementing the SDGs Announcing Institution
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Science-Policy Initiative on Air Pollution and Health Launch Event: 19 June 2019, 15:00 to 17:30 at UN Headquarters, Conference Room 6, United Nations Plaza, New York City, USA. Announcing Institution
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IAP's Africa Science Policy Fellowship Program This opportunity fills a demand for short, intensive exposure to policy development and implementation: other types of fellowship or detail opportunities, such as those offered by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the African Union’s Department of Human Resources, Science & Technology, are typically lengthier and/or aimed at graduate and early post-graduate levels. Announcing Institution
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  • Agriculture & Food Security
Second ‘Neonicotinoids in Africa’ workshop Academies investigating ‘Neonicotinoids and their impact on ecosystem services for agriculture and biodiversity in Africa’. Announcing Institution
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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
'Engaging Young Scientists from the Global South in Biosecurity Diplomacy' Workshop. Deadline to apply: 14 June 2019. The workshop aims to bring together up to 20 young and talented scientists from the Global South working on topics related to the BWC. Participants will be selected on the basis of their professional backgrounds and accomplishments. Young female scientists from the Global South are particularly encouraged to apply. Announcing Institution
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VIDEO: Time to put the words ‘urban’ and ‘health’ together, says Dr Boufford at WHS Regional Meeting In this short video Dr Boufford, coordinator of the IAP Urban Health and Well-being Working Group, co-chaired the Healthy Cities panel at the World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2019 on Kish Island, Iran. Announcing Institution
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G-7 Science Academies Release Statements on Science and Trust, Artificial Intelligence, Citizen Science The national science academies of the G-7 countries issued three joint statements to their respective governments, to inform discussions during the G-7 summit to be held in August in France, as well as to inform ongoing policymaking. Announcing Institution
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TWAS Plus issue is out - Vol. 5, No. 3 At an event in Trieste the situation of scientists and science students fleeing from war in neighbouring countries or distant countries was given attention. Announcing Institution
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Launch of the Hungarian Young Academy Announcing Institution
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  • Environment & Climate
Nature's dangerous decline 'unprecedented' and species extinction rates 'accelerating', new IPBES Global Assessment warns Current global response is insufficient and 'transformative changes' are needed to restore and protect nature. Announcing Institution
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Trauma is a disease: a call for action by IAP Health Drawing attention to the need for a strong paradigm shift, this statement encourages countries not only to control but also to prevent trauma by considering it as a disease with an integrated comprehensive approach in their health agenda. Announcing Institution
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Third Belt and Road Teenager Maker Camp & Teacher Workshop To support the Belt and Road Initiative China Association for Science and Technology and Ministry of Science and Technology of China have jointly launched the Belt and Road Teenager Maker Camp & Teacher Workshop since 2017. Announcing Institution
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Funding Call: Knowledge Frontiers – International Interdisciplinary Research Projects The British Academy launches a call for interdisciplinary projects in the natural, engineering and/or medical sciences that particularly encourages international collaboration. Announcing Institution
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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
CONDENsE-COnference on Nonproliferation and Dual-use awarENEss CONDENsE 2019 invites you to submit a proposal and join this event that brings together scientists and policy experts to explore use and misuse of emerging technologies in an invitation event. Announcing Institution
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Future Earth is launching a call for nominations for the Earth Commission Don’t miss the opportunity to nominate leading scientists to take part in an important mission to achieve global sustainability. Announcing Institution
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Science academies can play a key role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals 2019 IAP Conference: Science and the Sustainable Development Goals: The Role of Academies Announcing Institution
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The African Academy of Sciences Mentorship Scheme The African Academy of Sciences (The AAS) is implementing a mentorship scheme to match early and mid-career scientists with experienced scientists and professionals who will guide and support them to thrive in their careers.
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IAP announces conference media partner IAP is pleased to announce that Asia Research News has been appointed as 'media partner' for the IAP triennial conference on 'Science and the Sustainable Development Goals: The role of academies', that will take place in Songdo, Korea, on 9-10 April 2019. Announcing Institution
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  • Agriculture & Food Security
IAP 'food and nutrition' events in Washington IAP's 'Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture' reports presented at IFPRI and AAAS. Announcing Institution
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  • Health
Urban Health opportunities Provided by members of the IAP Urban Health Working Group Announcing Institution
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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
OPCW - workshop: call for nominations The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons announces third workshop on “Policy and Diplomacy for Scientists: Introduction to Responsible Research Practices in Chemical and Biochemical Sciences”. Announcing Institution
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New IAP logo Announcing Institution
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International Day for Women and Girls in Science Joint Message from Ms Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO and Ms Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women on the occasion of the International Day for Women and Girls in Science, 11 February 2019 Announcing Institution
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The Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework The Convention on Biological Diversity is seeking inputs and feedback on a discussion paper on its post-2020 global biodiversity framework. Announcing Institution
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Global Challenges Research Fund: Networking Grants The Academy of Medical Sciences in partnership with the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society, is launching the fourth round of Networking Grants Announcing Institution