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World academies’ put regenerative medicine opportunities and challenges in the spotlight A new IAP Statement highlights medical opportunities in addressing the causes of disease and warns against the misuse of regenerative medicine technologies – also when it comes to the proposed use of stem cells to tackle COVID-19 Announcing Institution
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Watch the recording of the IAP side event at the science days for UN FSS 2021 The recording of 'Regional perspectives on the role of science, technology, and innovation for transforming food systems' is now available on the IAP YouTube channel Announcing Institution
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Global Food Security Challenges & Solutions: watch the recording of the webinars Do not miss the the second part in an in-depth series on Science Diplomacy & Global Affairs Announcing Institution
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Join the Global Young Academy: the 2022 GYA membership call is open Applications are sought from young, independent scholars who combine the highest level of research excellence with a demonstrated passion for delivering impact Announcing Institution
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IAP endorses Tianjin Biosecurity Guidelines The Tianjin Biosecurity Guidelines for Codes of Conduct for Scientists are a set of 10 guiding principles and standards of conduct designed to underpin biosecurity governance at national and institutional levels. Announcing Institution
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BWC webinar on Review of Developments in the Field of Science and Technology Related to the Convention The live recording and presentations are now available Announcing Institution
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Medical research and services: the Fourth Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize nominations are open The challenges caused by COVID-19 is test for humanity and it reaffirms special importance of the Prize Announcing Institution
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Uniting the world behind science: Transform21 The ISC is working together with the incoming UK Presidency of COP26 to curate material related to the conference Announcing Institution
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IAP is hiring a consultant to work on a Science and Technology Centres in Africa (STCA) project Deadline to apply is 30 June 2021 Announcing Institution
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Refugee and displaced scientists: a willingness to do more Read a chapter of the UNESCO Science Report on this issue Announcing Institution
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  • Sustainable Development Goals
UNESCO report calls for substantial increases in investment in science in the face of growing crises Published every five years, the new report provides an overview of science and science policy. Announcing Institution
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University of Pretoria’s students shed light on hand sanitisers through drama How do you teach hand hygiene? IAP supported drama students in taking science communication to the people by participating in an interactive play on the use of hand sanitisers Announcing Institution
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COVID-19 and Human Health Behavior: Impacts and Trends Watch the recording of the panel Announcing Institution
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Science in Exile mapping survey The results of the survey will be used to populate a searchable database on the new Science in Exile website - a useful tool both for scientists seeking support and protection, and organizations looking to create partnerships Announcing Institution
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  • Environment & Climate
IAP infographic at the IPBES8 Stakeholder Days E-Posters session The infographic released with the IAP Statement on Protection of Marine Environments is available online Announcing Institution
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  • Environment & Climate
World Oceans Day: we must protect marine environments 'The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods' is the theme of the United Nations World Oceans Day 2021, celebrated all around the world on 8 June Announcing Institution
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World academies call for protection of marine environments The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) urges world leaders to improve ocean health by stopping habitat destruction and the spread of environmental contaminants, fighting climate change and overexploitation, and adopting evidence-based policies Announcing Institution
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UN Technology Bank and The Network of African Science Academies support the launch of the Academy of Sciences in Malawi “Academies play a vital role in their national and global community” said IAP President Richard Catlow Announcing Institution
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Do you have an idea for a chemistry project tackling climate action? Share it and win €25,000 Submit your project to the Elsevier Foundation Chemistry for Action Challenge Announcing Institution
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The science of immunisation Discover the Australian Academy of Science's new and updated guide Announcing Institution
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IAP YPL alumnus appointed as a member of the Technical Advisory Committee of the WHO Paramdeep Singh joins the clinical diagnosis, imaging and microscopy cross-cutting sub-group of the WHO Diagnostic Technical Advisory Group (DTAG) for Neglected Tropical Diseases Announcing Institution
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IAP co-chair Cherry Murray appointed to the UN TFM 10-member group The group will advise the UN on unleashing the power of technology for development Announcing Institution
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Science diplomacy: the Impact Story of S4D4C The S4D4C website and all its content remain online until April 2025 Announcing Institution
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2021 IAP Young Physician Leaders (YPL) announcement Nominations will be accepted from members of the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) and the ‘M8 Alliance’ of Academic centres Announcing Institution
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Sustainable worldwide collaboration to respond to ongoing inequities and health emergencies Read the Sustainable Health Equity Movement (SHEM) Statement to the 74th World Health Assembly Announcing Institution
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Science in Exile supports at-risk, displaced and refugee scientists A recent workshop pushes this initiative into a new phase Announcing Institution
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  • Agriculture & Food Security
New Food Systems Summit Briefs by the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) Download the 5 policy briefs based on the previous reports for the Food, Nutrition Security and Agriculture (FNSA) project Announcing Institution
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Yves Quéré Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE) Pilot Centre A new centre in Malaysia teaches science through hands on techniques and activities Announcing Institution
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The Forum for Genetic Research from the Swiss Academies of Natural Sciences launches a COVID-19 web portal The web portal answers important questions about the COVID-19 vaccines. It puts together the latest information on the effect, functioning, development and approval of the vaccines Announcing Institution
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GYA publications reveal the challenges faced by early-career researchers The Global Young Academy's output and activities in early 2021 include the following publications and conference events Announcing Institution
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News from the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC) New joint publications of European science academy networks on international health data sharing and decarbonising the health sector, join webinars for discussion! Announcing Institution
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How to strengthen COVID-19 research Read the new communiqué from the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) Announcing Institution
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Highlights of IAP Survey on Predatory Journals and Conferences out now Researchers around the world share their perspectives on predatory practices Announcing Institution
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A million-dose success for Nepal: insights from Nepal’s national vaccine deployment plan against COVID-19 Read the article co-authored by IAP Young Physician Leaders (YPL) alumnus Suraj Bhattarai Announcing Institution
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Smithsonian Science Education Center and IAP, with support of the WHO, launch new vaccine guide for youth Download "Vaccines! How can we use science to help our community make decisions about vaccines?" Announcing Institution
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Richard Catlow joins Depei Liu as IAP Co-President Outgoing President Volker ter Meulen appointed as Special Advisor Announcing Institution
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World Immunization Week: check our new infographic on COVID-19 vaccines and fight vaccine hesitancy with IAP Discover IAP's new communication and outreach tools and use them to explain how #VaccinesWork Announcing Institution
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IsDB-TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme for Women Early-career female researchers from 21 least developed member countries of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) are eligible for an ambitious new postdoctoral programme offered by IsDB and TWAS Announcing Institution
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Science in Exile: join the Interim Steering Committee or one of our task teams Members of an Interim Steering Committee and co-leads of working groups will help take forward the TWAS-IAP-ISC initiative Announcing Institution
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300 students in Benin learn how to protect themselves and their communities from COVID-19 The SSEC-WHO-IAP guide COVID-19! How Can I Protect Myself and Others? is making a difference Announcing Institution
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A global science agenda on risk Fill this ISC-UNDRR-IRDR survey in and help develop a global science agenda on risk Announcing Institution
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Science diplomacy: a key tool and method for building partnerships, equity and equality Read Fast and Slow Issues in Science Diplomacy: Towards an Equitable Global Metis of Science Diplomacy Announcing Institution
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Applications are open for the 2021 AAAS-TWAS course on science diplomacy The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Washington, DC, USA, and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Trieste, Italy, are seeking candidates to participate in the AAAS-TWAS Course on Science Diplomacy to be held online from 30 August to 3 September 2021 Announcing Institution
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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
An Advisory Mechanism for the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) IAP Biosecurity Working Group members have been invited to participate in two workshops on the Modalities of a Scientific Advisory Process for the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC). Announcing Institution
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Regional and Global Perspectives on Climate Change and Health: Focusing on Solutions Watch the recording of the IAP online session and download the slides Announcing Institution
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Reflecting Sunlight: Recommendations for Solar Geoengineering Research and Research Governance Read the new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Announcing Institution
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Climate change, biodiversity and data for health emergencies: read the new G7 Science Academies statements The national science academies of the G7 nations launched their science agenda ahead of the G7 leaders’ summit in the UK in June Announcing Institution
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Countering Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy: watch the IAP Webinar Discover the science behind the different COVID-19 vaccines and how to counter vaccine hesitancy Announcing Institution