As two global science organizations that support an active and engaged role for national academies in science diplomacy, IAP and the International Science Council (ISC) are deeply concerned by the global trend of increasing state interference in the autonomy of national academies.
Merit-based scholarly academies of sciences, medicine and engineering are fundamental components of national and international advisory systems for governments, public interest organizations, and the public. A critical foundation of their work is independence from political, commercial, or other vested interests. For myriad reasons, not all academies attempt to, or have the capacity to, fulfil their roles in providing impartial advice to policymakers and publics.
The two organizations issued a joint statement that you can read and download at the link below.