Statements

A central focus of IAP's mission is to reach out to society and participate in discussions on critical global issues in which science plays a crucial role. Since its inception in 1993, IAP has been producing statements on issues of fundamental importance to humanity. These statements – endorsed by the majority of IAP members – are not only a reflection of the major issues that confront society but are also evidence of IAP's ongoing commitment to society.

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  • Release Date
    December 11, 2017
    Copyright
    IAP
    For the remainder of the 21st century and beyond, climate change poses an existential threat to humanity. Decisions on how to tackle the effects of climate change, however, need to be based on sound science and rational judgement. They will also need to be made through the coming years – ...
  • Release Date
    November 25, 2017
    Copyright
    IAP
    The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 , which the world’s nations signed up to in March 2015, calls for increased input of science, technology and research to deal with the risks of natural disasters and manage their impacts. Strategies need to be developed to reduce ...
  • Release Date
    September 28, 2016
    Copyright
    IAP
    There is growing discussion within the biomedical research community about the need to improve the reproducibility of research studies so as to drive scientific progress, accelerate translation into clinical applications, and maximise returns on funding. Many improvements in national and global ...
  • Release Date
    November 18, 2013
    Copyright
    2013
    Although there have been major advances in research into, and treatment of, many communicable diseases, continuing progress in tackling these major challenges for public health is threatened by the dramatic increase in the number and distribution worldwide of pathogens resistant to antimicrobial ...
  • Release Date
    June 14, 2012
    Copyright
    IAP June 2012
    The world’s 105 science academies are today (Thursday 14 June 2012) highlighting the global challenges of population and consumption and calling upon world leaders to take decisive action. "We are delighted that the world’s science academies have chosen to come together to ...
  • Release Date
    January 1, 2010
    Copyright
    2010
    Climate change poses a significant threat to human health. This threat can be decreased by mitigating its causes, particularly by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and adapting to its impacts. There is concern that measures to mitigate climate change will be socially and economically demanding. ...
  • Copyright
    2010
    The InterAcademy statement recommends that the proposed UNFCCC Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) mechanism is a vital and integral part of the climate framework to be agreed in Copenhagen this week, including transparent and robust monitoring systems to verify ...
  • Copyright
    2009
    Headline messages Oceans play a critical role in the global carbon cycle by absorbing about a quarter of the CO2 emitted to the atmosphere from human activities; The rapid increase in CO2 emissions since the industrial revolution has increased the acidity of the world’s ...
  • Copyright
    21 June 2006
    More recently in June 2006, IAP released a statement on "The teaching of evolution". The statement, signed by over 65 IAP member academies urges parents and teachers to provide children with the facts about the origins and evolution of life on Earth and to foster an understanding of the science of ...
  • Copyright
    2005
    Released in December 2005, this IAP statement was issued ahead of the Meeting of States Parties of the Biological Weapons Convention (5 - 9 December 2005) in Geneva, and was endorsed by over 60 national science academies. The statement addresses five fundamental issues facing scientists working in ...
  • Copyright
    2003
    The IAP General Assembly which met in Mexico City from 1-5 December has released five statements, signed by two-thirds majority of the IAP membership. The statements address a wide range of topics and are intended to influence policy makers both in individual countries and international ...
  • Copyright
    2003
    The IAP General Assembly which met in Mexico City from 1-5 December has released five statements, signed by two-thirds majority of the IAP membership. The statements address a wide range of topics and are intended to influence policy makers both in individual countries and international ...
  • Copyright
    2003
    The IAP General Assembly which met in Mexico City from 1-5 December has released five statements, signed by two-thirds majority of the IAP membership. The statements address a wide range of topics and are intended to influence policy makers both in individual countries and international ...
  • Copyright
    2003
    The IAP General Assembly which met in Mexico City from 1-5 December has released five statements, signed by two-thirds majority of the IAP membership. The statements address a wide range of topics and are intended to influence policy makers both in individual countries and international ...
  • Copyright
    2003
    The IAP General Assembly which met in Mexico City from 1-5 December has released five statements, signed by two-thirds majority of the IAP membership. The statements address a wide range of topics and are intended to influence policy makers both in individual countries and international ...