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Role of Academies: Addressing Global Social Challenges IAP's panel at the WAAS-UNOG e-conference 'Strategies for Transformative Global Leadership' took place on 18 June 2020 Announcing Institution
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TWAS, IAP and ISC initiate new project for displaced scientists This new project will develop proposals for a coordinated response to support researchers who are displaced by crises to stay on their feet and continue their careers Announcing Institution
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IAP joins the launch of the Global Sustainable Health Equity Movement Save the date: 2 July 2020, from 8:00-9:30am (New York time) - 2:00 to 3:30pm (Geneva Time) Announcing Institution
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Role of Academies: Addressing Global Social Challenges Join the IAP session at the e-conference Global Leadership in the 2st Century. Strategies for Transformative Global Leadership Announcing Institution
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Challenges and potential in regenerative medicine: A joint report from EASAC and FEAM In a first-time report, the European Academies of Science (EASAC) and Medicine (FEAM) call upon European lawmakers to protect biomedical science from false claims. Announcing Institution
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Launch of new IAP project on predatory publishing Harnessing the world’s academies to combat predatory publishing practices Announcing Institution
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UNESCO Open Science online survey Scientists, publishers, science policy makers and anyone with experience and interest in Open Science can contribute to the global discussion Announcing Institution
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Pan-Africanism: a new model of higher education internationalisation Read an article by IAP Africa Science Policy Fellow Shaheen Motala-Timol Announcing Institution
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Vacancies at UN Technology Bank: Academy Development Specialists and Programme Assistant The UN Technology Bank is seeking two Academy Development Specialists and a Programme Assistant Announcing Institution
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Global Sustainable Development Report Call for Nominations: deadline is 20 December Nominations must be made through your governments Announcing Institution
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Press release: launch of SAPEA project European academy networks launch Horizon 2020-funded SAPEA project: Science Advice for Policy by European Academies.
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The Eighth Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention - update 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. Announcing Institution
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ANSTS - Call for applications for a science advice workshop in Senegal L'Académie Nationale des Sciences et Techniques du Sénégal (ANSTS) will hold a science advice workshop for participants from francophone Africa. Announcing Institution
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Accademia dei Lincei and IAP sign Charter of Rome 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. Announcing Institution
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DFID - call for independent expert Research Advisory Group members The Department for International Development of the United Kingdom (DFID UK) asks for nominations for its independent expert Research Advisory Group (RAG). Announcing Institution
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IAP for Health launches Statement on research reproducibility IAP for Health releases "A Call for Action on the Reproducibility of Biomedical Research" Announcing Institution
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United Nations Secretary-General's Scientific Advisory Board - update 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' Announcing Institution
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NEW DEADLINE Responsible Research Practices in Chemistry and Biology Call for nominations for an African workshop on 'Policy and Diplomacy for Scientists: Introduction to Responsible Research Practices in Chemical and Biological Sciences' Announcing Institution
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IPBES - call for open review 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). 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Jobs of the Future What will a science career look like in 2030? A blog from Naturejobs ... Announcing Institution
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Gain of function: experimental applications relating to potentially pandemic pathogens A report by EASAC - the affiliated network of IAP for Europe - which provides valuable science-based advice to European and worldwide policy-makers ... Announcing Institution
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The Royal Society and the Promotion of Science since 1960 In a new publication, author Peter Collins shows how the Society addressed the challenges posed by the astounding growth of science and by escalating interactions between science and daily life ... Announcing Institution
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Leading science groups urge global accord on Open Data in a Big Data World Science International 2015 launches a campaign for "Open Data in a Big Data World" at Science Forum South Africa in Pretoria
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Celebrating Einstein An international conference organized by the Albanian Academy of Sciences in Tirana ... Announcing Institution
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Technology + Society = ? Future An international conference is being organized by the Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts from 19 - 20 May 2016 in Podgorica. The call for abstracts is now open ... Announcing Institution
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IAP Conference on Science Advice and GA, Hermanus 2016 The online registration for the IAP Conference and General Assembly is now open. IAP and IAMP members are invited to register! Closing date - 16 November 2015 ... Announcing Institution
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Science International - a new series of annual meetings Working towards an international accord on big data/open data ... Announcing Institution
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InterAcademy Partnership advances The Joint Session of the IAP and IAMP Executive Committees and the IAC Board took place on 28- 29 September 2015 in New Delhi, India, hosted by the India National Science Academy (INSA) ... Announcing Institution
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The importance of academies of science UNESCO's recent country profile in STI policy on Rwanda contains an article by the IAP/IAMP Coordinator on the strength of academies of science in mobilizing scientists to play a leading role in society and development ... Announcing Institution
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Women in Science and Technology in Asia IAP's Affiliated Regional Network in Asia, AASSA, has published a report based on the analysis of the results of a survey of the current situation of women in science in AASSA member countries ... Announcing Institution
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In 2015 the Royal Society marks the 350th anniversary of 'Philosophical Transactions' The world’s first science journal introduced the fundamental concepts and processes of scholarly communication still used by almost 30,000 journals published today. In April and May 2015 a series of discussions were held at the Royal Society in London on evolving and controversial areas in scholarly communication, which looked at the impact of technology, the culture of science and how scientists might communicate in the future. The report is now available ... Announcing Institution
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NATURE reports on the plans for the establishment of the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA) AESA is due to be launched in June by African heads of state, and will operate out of the headquarters of the African Academy of Sciences in Nairobi. Follow the link to the article. Announcing Institution
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Africa's Science Academy Development Agenda (ASADA) The second phase of African academy development is now underway, led by the Academy of Science of South Africa. The plan succeeds the major 11-year African Science Academy Development Initiative (ASADI) led by US NAS and funded by the Gates Foundation that formally ends in 2015 ... Announcing Institution