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  • 24 May 2016

    Forward thinking

    Representatives from more than 30 countries attended a conference on ‘Technology + Society ->? Future’, hosted by the Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts in Podgorica, Montenegro. Read More

  • 19 May 2016

    Press release: United Nations Secretary-General's Scientific Advisory Board

    The 26 leading scientists of the Scientific Advisory Board of the UN Secretary-General will meet in Trieste, Italy, on 24 and 25 May to provide insights and recommendations on the crucial role of science in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that were adopted by the United Nations in the late 2015. Read More

  • 11 May 2016

    SCJ responds to earthquake

    The president of the Science Council of Japan, jointly with representative directors of the Japan Academic Network for Disaster Reduction, release a statement on the recent Kumamoto Earthquake. Read More

  • 9 May 2016

    Disaster Risk Reduction discussions

    The UNISDR is inviting organizations and experts to engage in an online discussion in preparation for the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (22-26 May 2017, Cancún, México). Read More

  • 23 April 2016

    Conference on Science Education, Chile

    The IAP Science Education Programme's biennial conference took place in Santiago Chile, on 'Improving the Learning of Biology and Related Sciences at the Pre-university Level', 14-15 April 2016. Read More

  • 20 April 2016

    G-Science academies launch three statements

    A group of 14 academies of science have released three statements focused on global challenges aimed at informing discussions at the forthcoming G7 Summit and the ministerial meetings that precede it. Read More

  • 13 April 2016

    New EASAC report on EU energy policy

    “EU regulatory policy needs to differentiate between the greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity of transport fuels and deliver low-carbon market signals” says EASAC in a press release announcing it news statement on taking into account the 'Greenhouse gas footprints of different oil feedstocks' for transport fuels. Read More

  • 5 April 2016

    Science education at UNESCO

    On 5 April 2016, the International Science, Technology and Innovation Centre for South-South Cooperation (ISTIC) hosted a forum at UNESCO headquarters in Paris on ‘Embracing the Future: Improving the quality of science instruction in schools’. Read More

  • 4 April 2016

    IPBES webinar series

    IPBES is launching a series of webinars aimed at further strengthening capacities for those involved in or wanting to learn more about the work of the platform. Read More

  • 22 March 2016

    Gene editing discussions

    Two back-to-back events in Paris will provide opportunities to discuss genome editing. Read More