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Science International launches new website Science International, co-organized by ICSU, TWAS, IAP and ISSC, has a new website to support its "open data" endorsement campaign. Announcing Institution
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GYA - Call for new members The call for Global Young Academy membership from 2017 is now open. The deadline for applications is 25 September 2016. Announcing Institution
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IAP against bioweapons 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. Announcing Institution
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Update from Turkey The Council of Higher Education, Turkey, has provided an official response to the recent IAP communique Announcing Institution
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IAP call for projects IAP invites its member academies, regional networks and observers to submit proposals that will address its strategic goals. Announcing Institution
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InterAcademy Partnership communique on Turkey The leadership of the InterAcademy Partnership has today released a short communique on the current situation in Turkey Announcing Institution
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Launch - EU Academies statement – Science Is Global The Royal Society just launched a statement at EuroScience Open Forum in Manchester. Announcing Institution
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More open access: a call for action Researchers – of any discipline and level of seniority – are called to support the More Open Access Pledge. The Global Young Academy is aiming for at least 1,000 signatories by the end of the year. Announcing Institution
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GYA news release: More open access pledge More than 130 members and alumni of the 200-strong Global Young Academy have signed the 'More Open Access' pledge. The signatories commit to submitting at least one manuscript in 2016 to an outlet that is directly and fully Open Access. Announcing Institution
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Protecting Human Subjects While Doing Global Science Announcing Institution
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Abel Prize: Call for nominations The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters is calling for nominations of outstanding mathematicians for its 2017 Abel Prize. Announcing Institution
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Hassan appointed to UN Council The UN Secretary General has appointed Mohamed Hassan as chair of the Governing Council of the Technology Bank for LDCs. Announcing Institution
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Seeking nominations of Young Physician Leaders IAP for Health is seeking nominations from academies and other eligible institutions for the 2016 edition of its Young Physician Leaders programme Announcing Institution
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Young scientists at BioVision IAP recently supported four young scientists to attend back-to-back events at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt: BioVisionAlexandria.Nxt and BioVision – the world life sciences forum. Announcing Institution
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United Nations Secretary-General's Scientific Advisory Board - update 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. Announcing Institution
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Science of GM crops reviewed 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. Announcing Institution
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EASAC celebrates 15 years Hosted by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in Oslo, EASAC recently celebrated its 15th anniversary and presented its experiences in providing 'Science Advice for Europe' Announcing Institution
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IPBES seeking expert reviewers 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. Announcing Institution
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Forward thinking Representatives from more than 30 countries attended a conference on ‘Technology + Society ->? Future’, hosted by the Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts in Podgorica, Montenegro. Announcing Institution
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Press release: United Nations Secretary-General's Scientific Advisory Board 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. Announcing Institution
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SCJ responds to earthquake 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. Announcing Institution
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Disaster Risk Reduction discussions 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). Announcing Institution
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Conference on Science Education, Chile The IAP Science Education Programme's biennial conference took place in Santiago Chile, on 'Improving the Learning of Biology and Related Sciences at the Pre-university Level', 14-15 April 2016. Announcing Institution
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G-Science academies launch three statements 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. Announcing Institution
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New EASAC report on EU energy policy “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. Announcing Institution
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Science education at UNESCO On 5 April 2016, the International Science, Technology and Innovation Centre for South-South Cooperation (ISTIC) hosted a forum at UNESCO headquarters in Paris on ‘Embracing the Future: Improving the quality of science instruction in schools’. Announcing Institution
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IPBES webinar series IPBES is launching a series of webinars aimed at further strengthening capacities for those involved in or wanting to learn more about the work of the platform. Announcing Institution
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Gene editing discussions Two back-to-back events in Paris will provide opportunities to discuss genome editing. Announcing Institution
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World Water Day 2016 IAP is contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals that relate to water. Announcing Institution
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Fresh young eyes on the refugee crisis 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. Announcing Institution
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TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize The call for nominations for the 2016 TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize is now open. In 2016 the prize will be given for outstanding achievements in Chemical Sciences. Announcing Institution
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IPBES seeks nomination of experts Governments and other relevant stakeholders, such as academies, are invited to nominate experts to participate in various IPBES biodiversity reports. Announcing Institution
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Changes at IAP The IAP General Assembly of 2 March marked the end of Mohamed Hassan’s two terms as IAP co-chair. For more significant changes in key personnel at IAP Announcing Institution
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New IAP Executive Committee elected During the IAP General Assembly that took place in Hermanus, South Africa, on 2 March 2016, Krishan Lal, was elected as co-chair representing developing countries. Volker ter Meulen, Germany, representing industrialized countries, was re-elected for a second term ... Announcing Institution
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Summary of the IAP Conference on Science Advice The triennial IAP Conference – the 2016 edition of which focused on the theme of ‘Science Advice’ – took place on 28 February to 1 March in Hermanus, South Africa ... Announcing Institution
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International networks of academies create umbrella organization Three renowned global networks of academies of science and medicine this week merge together to become the InterAcademy Partnership. Announcing Institution
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Hermanus, South Africa ... Minister of Science and Technology South Africa opens the proceedings of the IAP Conference on Science Advice on 28 February 2016 ... Announcing Institution
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Women in science subject of ASSAf report The inclusion and participation of women in science are addressed in a report that will be launched by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) on 29 February 2016. Announcing Institution
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IAP Conference on Science Advice and General Assembly 2016 Announcing Institution
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IAP's Science Education Programme (SEP) Profiles of SEP Global Council Members are now available. The next meeting of the Global Council takes place in Santiago, Chile, in conjunction with an international conference on “Improving the Learning of Biology and Related Sciences at the Pre-University Level”, from 14-15 April 2016 .... Announcing Institution
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IAP's international conference running from 28 February - 2 March, looks at how science can boost sustainable growth Scientists from around the world will meet in Hermanus, South Africa, to discuss how best science can guide sustainable development globally ... Announcing Institution
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UNEP encourages outstanding independent scientists to apply for a vacancy in 'International Waters' that will become available in July 2016 Follow the link to the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel – Global Environment Facility (GEF) announcement (deadline 18 March 2016) ... Announcing Institution
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IAP projects and activities in 2016 IAP has awarded financial support to a number of activities implemented by its regional networks of academies and individual member academies, thanks to IAP's principal donor, the Government of Italy ... Announcing Institution
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Responsible Research Conduct A new teaching guide - 'Doing Global Science: A Guide to Responsible Conduct in the Global Research Enterprise' released ... Announcing Institution
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UNISDR Science and Technology Conference, Geneva The meeting, which brought together more than 700 researchers and other stakeholders, aimed at developing a roadmap on how best science and technology can help achieve the implementation of the 2015 Sendai Framework ... Announcing Institution
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IAP and Disaster Risk Reduction at the UNISDR Conference in Geneva The Conference on the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 will promote and support the availability and application of science and technology to decision-making in Disaster Risk Reduction ... Announcing Institution
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Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services The fourth session of the Platform's Plenary (IPBES-4) will be held from 22 - 28 February 2016, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Follow the link for updates related to the Plenary and the work programme of IPBES and related deadlines for inputs ... Announcing Institution
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TWAS 2016 Prizes - Call for nominations The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) – for the advancement of science in developing countries is seeking nominations ... Announcing Institution