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Developments in science and technology that impact the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC) A review, published today, ensures that the most up to date scientific advice in the area of biosciences is available to assist policy makers in preparing for the 8th BWC Review Conference, which takes in place December 2016 ... Announcing Institution
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Human Gene Editing Summit at the US National Academy of Sciences The International Summit on Human Gene Editing, which took place 1-3 December 2015 in Washington, DC., has published a Summit Statement ... 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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World antibiotics awareness week The World Health Organization-sponsored campaign aims to increase awareness of global antibiotic resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance ... Announcing Institution
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Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 The call for abstracts and online registration for the UNISDR Science and Technology Conference to be held in Geneva, 27-29 January 2016, is now open ... 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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Fresh Scientific Eyes on the Refugee Crisis Young scientists invited by the Global Young Academy (GYA) to develop a vision document based on the latest evidence ... Announcing Institution
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Online registration for the International Summit on "Human Gene Editing", Washington, D.C. is now open The summit will take place from 1-3 December 2015, in Washington, DC and is organized by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Royal Society, and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine ... Announcing Institution
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Tne Enabling Power of Science at the World Science Forum (WSF) 50 early career researchers from 30 different countries convened by IAP, WAYS, ICORSA, GYA and UNESCO gathered in Budapest, Hungary, to analyse challenges and opportunities facing young scientists globally ... 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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Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) NASAC has recently published reports on "Open Access", based on a consultative forum held in Kenya in January 2015, and "Mainstreaming Gender in Science Education", based on a workshop which took place in May 2015 ... Announcing Institution
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The voice of young scientists at European Commission discussions The Global Young Academy (GYA) will represent young scientists at "Inequality of Climate Change' - a meeting co-organized by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (BBAW) in Berlin, 21 October 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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Call for abstracts for the Science, Health, Environment and Risk (SHER) Regional Workshop, Jakarta, Indonesia The Workshop, 8-9 December 2015, is hosted by the Indonesian Academy of Sciences (AIPI). The deadline for submission of abstracts is 9 October 2015 ... 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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Christophe Merieux Prize 2016 Each year the Institut de France’s Christophe and Rodolphe Mérieux Foundation awards a Scientific "Grand Prize" known as the “Christophe Mérieux Prize” to support
research into infectious diseases in developing countries. This Prize is exclusively destined to researchers whose activity is permanently exercised in such countries. The deadline for nominations is 6 November 2015 ...
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Recommendations to Policymakers on Changing Disease Patterns, and Biotechnology released ... IAP;s affiliated regional network for Africa - NASAC - issues two booklets with recommendations to policy makers. Visit the publications page for more information ... Announcing Institution
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UNISDR Science and Technology Conference on the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction Call for Abstracts for the Poster Session scheduled to take place from 27-29 January 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland is now open. Follow the link for detailed guidelines and deadline for submissions ...
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Biological and Toxic Weapons IAP, through the activities of its Biosecurity Working Group, has been providing inputs into the 2015 Meeting of Experts of the UN Biological Weapons Convention ... Announcing Institution
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The Annual Report 2014 The report, now available online, contains highlights of projects and activities implemented in 2014 by IAP and its member academies and affiliated networks ... Announcing Institution
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IAP and disaster risk reduction International disaster risk experts meet in London at The Royal Society ... Announcing Institution
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Communiqué on climate change Announcing Institution
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Call for proposals to the IPBES Matchmaking Facility Announcing Institution
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AASSA Statement on Earthquake in Nepal Including a call for the rebuilding of the region’s educational institutions and research bodies engaged in S&T ... Announcing Institution
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IAC Hosts Workshop on Realizing a Sustainable Energy Future Announcing Institution
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Helping African science academies build policy clout In an article by SciDev.Net, the African Science Academies Development Agenda (ASADA) will address this issue. ASADA - the next stage of ASADI - will be led from within Africa by the Network of African Science Academies made up of all 27 academies on the continent ... Announcing Institution
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Solve local problems first, writes the President of the Indian National Science Academy in Nature (vol. 521) ... Indian science suffers, today more than ever, from government apathy. This is exacerbated by the fact that India tries to run on the same track as the most developed countries and the best endowed institutes in the world ... Announcing Institution
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Abel Prize 2016 The Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters opens the call for nominations for the Abel Prize 2016 ... Announcing Institution
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Science, Health, Environment, Risk ... The report on SHER (Science, Health, Environment, Risk) Communication in Asia with a special focus on science festivals following the KAST-ASM-INSA-IAP International Symposium in October 2014, New Delhi, India, is now available. The report brings together abstracts and presentations focused on biotechnology and sustainable agriculture from different countries in the region ... Announcing Institution
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OWSD Postgraduate Fellowship opportunities - 2015 OWSD offers talented women scientists from developing countries the opportunity of a lifetime - the chance to study for a PhD in a science subject at an excellent research institute in a developing country other than their own ... 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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Diversity in Human Sexuality: Implications for Policy in Africa A recent consensus study released by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) examined evidence that provides answers to a set of critical questions related to gender diversity and human sexuality ... Announcing Institution
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A review of targets for the Sustainable Development Goals: The Science Perspective This report, recently published by the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC), is the first such an assessment of the 169 targets beneath the 17 draft goals carried out by the scientific community. Follow the link for more information ... Announcing Institution
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Turkish Academy of Sciences, launches 'TÜBA Academy Prizes' The Prizes are awarded annually to scientists in the categories of basic and engineering sciences, health and life sciences, social sciences and humanities, to scientists working or studying in Turkey. Follow the link for more information ... Announcing Institution
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New Global Young Academy (GYA) leadership GYA members elected their new leadership, and for the first time, two female Co-Chairs, Dr. Orakanoke Phanraksa from Thailand and the re-elected Co-Chair Dr. Eva Alisic (Australia) will help lead the organization through the next phase of both consolidation and expansion ... Announcing Institution
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Kick off meeting for first project under the new InterAcademy Partnership takes off in Halle (Saale), Germany From 1-2 June experts nominated by the regional affiliated networks AASSA, EASAC, IANAS, NASAC meet to discuss regional projects in food security ... Announcing Institution
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Internship Programme at the IAP/IAMP Secretariat in 2015 Every year the IAP/IAMP Secretariat selects talented young individuals to contribute to the workings of the global network of science academies. The programme is open to students and young nationals of any country, fluent in English, aged between 18 and 25 ... Announcing Institution
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A new InterAcademy News Bulletin ... Welcome to the first Bulletin that provides news from the three inter-academy networks, IAP, IAMP and IAC. By issuing a joint bulletin we hope to better coordinate the dissemination of information of interest to the 130+ academies within the fledgling InterAcademy Partnership, and other organizations, and to foster a common purpose among the three constituent networks ... Announcing Institution
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International Day for Biological Diversity: 22 May 2015 As we celebrate the 2015 International Day for Biological Diversity, here we look at some IAP projects that touch on the theme ... Announcing Institution
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Gender Issues in Science Research and Education The Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST) will host the 11th AASSA Regional Workshop on “Gender Issues in Science Research and Education” on 26-27 August 2015 in Seoul, Republic of Korea, in conjunction with the Gender Summit 6 Asia Pacific 2015 ... Announcing Institution
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European academies invited to provide science advice to European Commission Press statement released by Academia Europaea, ALLEA, EASAC, Euro-CASE and FEAM ... Announcing Institution
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TWAS Fellowships opportunities 2015 The 2015 TWAS Fellowships call for applications is now open for the majority of the programmes. Follow the link for more information ... Announcing Institution
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Framework for a New Paradigm in Human Development An international conference on a "Framework for a New Paradigm in Human Development", organized by the World Academy of Art and Science in collaboration with Nizami Ganjavi International Center (NGIC), takes place this week in Baku, Azerbaijan. Follow the link for more information ... Announcing Institution
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Solid waste management, environmental science, green economy and sustainable development IAP and the Global Young Academy call for experts and case studies in the above fields for a new joint project - Deadline extended to 15 May 2015 Announcing Institution
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2016 For Women in Science International Awards, Life Sciences The L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO invite nominations of extraordinary female scientists for the 2016 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards ... Announcing Institution
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12 stories from 2014 - Global Young Academy 2014 has been a fruitful year for the GYA on their way to establishing a permanent global voice for young scientists. An insight into the GYA's projects and activities can be gained from the review of the year, which highlights a number of projects and events in 2014 ... Announcing Institution
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Ecosystem services, agriculture, neonicotinoids and honey bees In the wake of restrictions placed on neonicotinoids by the European Commission, EASAC - the European Academies' Science Advisory Council - has examined the scientific evidence about the impact of these insecticides not only on honey bees but on wider ecosystem services and agriculture. Follow the link to the Report, to be discussed at a special debate on Monday 13 April at the Palais des Académies in Brussels ... Announcing Institution