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  • 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 ...
    IAP/IAMP
    Release Date: 18 Nov 2013
  • There has been much discussion on the progress already made in accomplishing the 2015 MDGs and on what will be needed for sustainable development worldwide after then.
    IAP
    Release Date: 23 Sep 2013
  • Forging an international consensus on responsible conduct in the global research enterprise. A global research enterprise is emerging, with enormous benefit to economic and social well-being. Today throughout the world, millions more scientists and engineers are working than there were just two ...
    IAC and IAP
    Release Date: 30 Sep 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: 14 Jun 2012
  • 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. ...
    Inter Academy Medical Panel
  • 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 nature. Since the release of the IAP Statement on 21 June 2006 on the Teaching of Evolution, the Ghana Academy of Arts and Science, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences have agreed to the text and add their names as signatories.
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    IAP Member Academies
  • 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 the biosciences: awareness; safety and security; education and information; accountability; and oversight. Following the release of the biosecurity statement, the Chilean Academy of Sciences, Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences and the Pontificia Academia Scientiarvm have requested to be added to the listed signatories, as well as the Caribbean Academy of Sciences.
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    IAP Member Academies
  • 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 organizations.
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    IAP Member Academies
  • 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 organizations.
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    IAP Member Academies
  • 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 organizations.
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    IAP Member Academies
  • 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 organizations.
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    IAP Member Academies
  • 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 organizations.
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    IAP Member Academies
  • IAP released a statement calling for a ban on human reproductive cloning in September 2003. The statement has 63 signatories among IAP members and is available in several languages.
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    IAP Member Academies
  • In May 2000, as a follow-up to the Tokyo Conference on Sustainability, 73 academies were signatories to the statement on transition to sustainability, translated into a number of languages.
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    IAP Member Academies
  • In 1996, 72 IAP members endorsed a statement on urban development.
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    IAP Member Academies
  • In 1994, a statement on population, endorsed by 58 academies was produced following the Science Summit on World Population held in New Delhi, India in October 1993.
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    NAE Member Academies
  • 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 ...
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    IAP Member Academies
  • 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 emissions reductions. It calls for research funding to help target political and economic interventions - for example, on the effective cultivation of valuable forest species - as well as encouraging more cooperation on earth observation to improve the accuracy of monitoring and evaluation of deforestation. Since its release, the Royal Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences of Spain has signed the Statement, bringing the total of signatories to 54.
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    IAP Member Academies
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