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M8 Alliance Statement at the WHS 2018 Berlin Declaration – World Health Summit 2018: Health is a Driving Force for the Sustainable Development Goals Announcing Institution
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Urgent need for joined-up support for threatened and displaced scientists worldwide A session at the World Social Science Forum in Japan highlighted the plight of war-displaced scientists and the role of the global scientific community in better understanding and addressing the challenges confronting them. Announcing Institution
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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
Biosecurity discussions at the World Social Sciences Forum IAP hosted a session on biosecurity at the recent World Social Sciences Forum (WSSF) in Fukuoka, Japan. Announcing Institution
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WSSF – Bio2Bio working group panel discusses new ideas for saving biodiversity Announcing Institution
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New TWAS Plus issue is out - Vol. 4, No. 5 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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Academy activities presented to Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention IAP has built on its ties with the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention by presenting recent work at the ongoing BWC Meeting of Experts in Geneva. Announcing Institution
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GYA Conference Statement: Aging Should Not Be Synonymous with Decline and Frailty Young scientists and scholars from more than 50 countries came together in May at the Global Young Academy’s 8th Annual General Meeting and International Conference for Young Scientists in Thailand to discuss challenges and possibilities for sustainable and healthy aging Announcing Institution
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IAP at the S20 in Argentina IAP's Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture project presented to G20
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First educational curriculum module: Mosquito! Research and Empowerment transform Science Education in Panama and the World Announcing Institution
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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
International Summit on Human Genome Editing The Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing will be held in Hong Kong this coming November. Announcing Institution
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IAP Statement release: A Call for Action to Tackle the Growing Burden of Dementia The InterAcademy Partnership for Health (IAP for Health) today issues ‘A Call for Action to Tackle the Growing Burden of Dementia’. This IAP Statement is endorsed by more than 50 members of IAP for Health. Announcing Institution
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Tackling dual-use research Some 70 experts from more than 25 countries and a number of international organizations recently convened in Zagreb, Croatia, for a workshop on ‘Governance of Dual Use Research in the Life Science: Advancing global consensus on research oversight’. Announcing Institution
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Science International: at-risk researchers Under the banner of Science International, four global science organisations met in Trieste, Italy, to explore policy and programmes for scientists displaced by war. Announcing Institution
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IPCC seeking expert reviewers The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is seeking reviewers for its Special Report on Climate Change and Land. Announcing Institution
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IAP Science Education programme: update Carol O'Donnell, member of IAP SEP-Global Council, released an article in the G7 Summit Canada Global Briefing Report. Announcing Institution
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European academy networks elect new leadership In recent days, two networks of European academies have announced the results of leadership elections. Announcing Institution
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Regional FNSA reports out now IAP has now released all four of the regional reports in its Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture project Announcing Institution
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YPL at 2018 regional World Health Summit Session featuring YPL from Lusophone countries Announcing Institution
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IPBES updates Updates and notifications of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Announcing Institution
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New TWAS Plus issue is out - Vol. 4, No. 3 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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Office for Climate Education launched Based in Paris, the new Office for Climate Education will focus on developing climate change-related teaching materials and the continuing education of teachers and students. Announcing Institution
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Vaccination in Europe A joint EASAC/FEAM Commentary on the European Commission Roadmap on Strengthened cooperation against vaccine preventable diseases Announcing Institution
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IAP at BioVision IAP prominent during BioVision Alexandria life sciences forum in Egypt Announcing Institution
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IAP Science Education Programme presents Islamabad Declaration A series of science education meetings in Pakistan have concluded with the Islamabad Declaration. The annual meeting of the InterAcademy Partnership’s Science Education Programme (IAP SEP) Global Council has just concluded in Islamabad, Pakistan. Announcing Institution
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IAP for Research Board Meeting Announcing Institution
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IAP now observer at IPCC IAP has been accredited as an observer organization of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Announcing Institution
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Press release: Worsening worldwide land degradation now ‘critical’, undermining well-being of 3.2 billion people An IPBES media release launching the now-approved land degradation and restoration assessment. Announcing Institution
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Press release: Biodiversity and nature’s contributions continue dangerous decline, scientists warn This media release by the IPBES secretariat launches the now-approved regional assessments of biodiversity and ecosystem services for Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific and for Europe and Central Asia. Announcing Institution
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Press release: New data confirm increased frequency of extreme weather events European national science academies urge further action on climate change adaptation. Announcing Institution
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GYA releases report on Global Access to Research Software The Global Access to Research Software Working Group Report titled ‘Global Access to Research Software: The Forgotten Pillar of Open Science Implementation’ was launched at the conclusion of the international workshop on Open Science, ‘New Perspectives on Open Science’ on 20 March 2018 in Oxford, UK. Announcing Institution
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New TWAS Plus issue is out - Vol. 4, No. 2 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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Call for contributions to support the implementation of the IPBES capacity-building rolling plan The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is inviting to kindly contribute to its work on capacity-building. Announcing Institution
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ICSU/ NASAC/ ISSC - call for pre-proposals As part of the 5-year “Leading Integrated Research for Agenda 2030 in Africa” (LIRA 2030 Africa) programme, the International Council for Science (ICSU), in partnership with the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC) will support up to 11 collaborative research projects across Africa (to the value of up to 90,000 Euro each over two years) that will that explore integrated approaches for sustainable urban development in Africa. Announcing Institution
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New Royal Society policy briefing, Climate Updates Announcing Institution
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TWAS is seeking nominations for the 2018 TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize The call for nominations for the 2018 TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize is now open. Announcing Institution
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New report on negative emission technologies A new report confirms that negative emission technologies (NETs) offer only "limited realistic potential" to remove large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and not at the scale envisaged in some climate scenarios. Announcing Institution