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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
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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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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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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