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News from the European Academies' Science Advisory Council (EASAC) Commentary on science-based European recovery post COVID-19, video interview on COVID-19 and Alternative Medicine, virtual Council Meeting, new President and "Packaging Plastics“ publication Announcing Institution
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It's time to improve our knowledge about the systemic nature of urban health Franz Gatzweiler featured in the latest IAP Urban Health video. Announcing Institution
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IAP celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity Discover our new infographic on the impact of neonicotinoids on biodiversity 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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Unsustainability and Pandemics: Exploring the relationship and finding the crucial underlying factor Read the editorial by IAP YPL alumnus Paramdeep Singh on INGSA Announcing Institution
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Depei Liu appointed as IAP representative at the Steering Committee of the Urban Health and Wellbeing programme Suraj Bhattarai, Akinyinka Omigbodun, and Paulo Saldiva are the IAP experts selected for the programme’s Scientific Committee. Announcing Institution
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Open Letter to the UN: Health Inequity during the Pandemic: A Cry for Ethical Global Leadership IAP signed a letter to the UN about the escalating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic among already vulnerable and marginalized populations worldwide Announcing Institution
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COVID-19 Stimulus Measures Must Save Lives, Protect Livelihoods, and Safeguard Nature to Reduce the Risk of Future Pandemics A guest article by the three co-chairs of the IPBES Global Assessment Report, together with IPBES nexus assessment scoping expert Peter Daszak Announcing Institution
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Global Academy Network Condemns US decision to Halt WHO funding Amid COVID-19 Pandemic Any disruption to the WHO’s operating budget amidst the COVID-19 pandemic threatens its ability to perform its critical role of coordinating the international medical and scientific response to the virus Announcing Institution
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How are academies responding to COVID-19? Many IAP member academies around the world are playing their own part in national or regional initiatives 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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World academies call for global solidarity on COVID-19 pandemic The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) urges countries to collaborate, use and share science-based information, and help the developing world 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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Let’s celebrate the International Day of Forests IAP published a set of evidence-based measures aimed not only at protecting forests worldwide, but also fighting climate change Announcing Institution
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IAP Young Physician Leaders Alumna on Nature Medicine Tolu Oni's "Future-proofing health and health-proofing the future of cities" Announcing Institution
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IAP neonicotinoids report at the World Biodiversity Forum The conference included a session on Neonicotinoids and their impact on ecosystem services for agriculture and biodiversity in Africa Announcing Institution
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ASSAf Statement on the Implications of the Novel Coronavirus in South Africa The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) released a statement on COVID-19 Announcing Institution
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Europe has banned neonicotinoid insecticides. Action is needed in Africa too The Conversation published an article about 'Neonicotinoid Insecticides: Use and Effects in African Agriculture' Announcing Institution
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The Australian Academy of Science’s President draws attention to bushfires Prof. Shine sent a letter to IAP Member Academies Announcing Institution
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Global academy network stands up for tropical forests IAP outlines a set of measures to protect forests and fight climate change in response to the ongoing global crisis surrounding deforestation and forest burning 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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Online survey on diverse and inclusive research in 14 languages RRING project is a research study with UNESCO and AAAS as partners Announcing Institution
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Academies warn against unregulated use of Traditional Chinese Medicine The European Academies of Science and Medicine call for evidence-based diagnosis and therapy Announcing Institution
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IPCC Working Group II Contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report 'Climate Change 2021: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability' will be available for Expert Review until 13 December 2019 Announcing Institution
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New IAP-Policy Co-Chair Announcing Institution
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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World Hearing Day WHO announces small grants to support World Hearing Day events Announcing Institution
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Seeking best practices in Health in All Policies - Deadline extended The Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) and IAP have jointly initiated a project to identify effective and replicable experiences of ‘Health in All Policies’ (HiAP). Announcing Institution
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Science Forum South Africa Announcing Institution