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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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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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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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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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Urban Health opportunities Provided by members of the IAP Urban Health Working Group Announcing Institution
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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
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IAP Secretariat Meeting 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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New TWAS Plus issue is out - Vol. 5, No. 1 The new bimonthly bulletin – TWAS Plus – provides important Academy news and opportunities in a bright, easy-to-use format for a diverse global audience that ranges from TWAS fellows to early career researchers. Announcing Institution
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Challenges and priorities for global mental health research The Academy of Medical Sciences, UK, has published a report identifying research priorities for the treatment and prevention of mental ill health, as well as enduring challenges and emerging opportunities. 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
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Further IAP engagement with BWC Governance of Dual Use Research in the Life Sciences book launched at Biological Weapons Convention meeting in Geneva

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Promoting ‘Smart Villages’ in less developed countries The first phase of the Smart Villages project concludes with ‘Findings’ report Announcing Institution
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IPBES inviting input on future work programme The Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services is calling for comments on its draft next work programme Announcing Institution
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Joint Symposium on Climate Change at COP24 The Polish Academy of Sciences is co-hosting a symposium at the forthcoming UN climate change discussions Announcing Institution
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Global food systems are failing humanity and speeding up climate change New report from 130 national academies issues wake-up call to leaders on eve of COP24 Announcing Institution
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Nominations open for the 2019 Sasakawa Award The Sasakawa Award recognizes contributions to disaster risk reduction activities.

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EASAC awarded 'Think Tank of the Year' Announcing Institution
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New TWAS Plus issue is out - Vol. 4, No. 6 The new bimonthly bulletin – TWAS Plus – provides important Academy news and opportunities in a bright, easy-to-use format for a diverse global audience that ranges from TWAS fellows to early career researchers. Announcing Institution
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Assessing the Impact of Neonicotinoids in Africa A new IAP project has kicked off with a workshop in South Africa. Announcing Institution
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ALLEA/FEAM report on Health Inequalities ALLEA and FEAM release a report of a workshop on health inequalities Announcing Institution
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Education Innovation Award for ‘Mosquito!’ Award for first "Smithsonian Science for Global Goals" education project. Announcing Institution
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Survey on the Evolution of Scientific Publishing The International Union of Materials Research Societies is seeking survey responses from a broad spectrum of researchers and scientific publishing professionals. Announcing Institution
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Call open: Training and mentoring for junior refugee scientists The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission is calling for expressions of interest from young refugee scientists based in Europe. Announcing Institution
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Young scientists at CILAC 2018 IAP-sponsored young scientists joined other young scientists at Latin America and Caribbean Open Science Forum. Announcing Institution
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The developing brain in health and disease The UK Academy of Medical Sciences is convening a two day scientific meeting to explore key areas of neurodevelopmental research. Announcing Institution
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IAP reaches 1,000 followers IAP has just reached 1,000 followers on its Twitter social media account. Announcing Institution
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Science meets religion and culture at the World Health Summit IAP hosted the first workshop in the new ‘Respect and Dialogue’ initiative at the World Health Summit in Berlin. Announcing Institution
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Food Systems, Nutrition and Health IAP provided an overview of its Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture project at the World Health Summit Announcing Institution