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  • 20 June 2016

    Responsible Research Practices in Chemistry and Biology

    Call for nominations for an African workshop on 'Policy and Diplomacy for Scientists: Introduction to Responsible Research Practices in Chemical and Biological Sciences' Read More

  • 8 June 2016

    Hassan appointed to UN Council

    The UN Secretary General has appointed Mohamed Hassan as chair of the Governing Council of the Technology Bank for LDCs. Read More

  • 6 June 2016

    Seeking nominations of Young Physician Leaders

    IAP for Health is seeking nominations from academies and other eligible institutions for the 2016 edition of its Young Physician Leaders programme Read More

  • 3 June 2016

    Young scientists at BioVision

    IAP recently supported four young scientists to attend back-to-back events at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt: BioVisionAlexandria.Nxt and BioVision – the world life sciences forum. Read More

  • 2 June 2016

    Science of GM crops reviewed

    The US National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine and the UK’s Royal Society have each released reports on the science behind genetically modified (GM) crops. Read More

  • 2 June 2016

    United Nations Secretary-General's Scientific Advisory Board - update

    IAP and three other scientific institutes in Trieste hosted a major United Nations conference on 24 and 25 May that attracted leading scientific experts who have been tasked to provide advice to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon. Read More

  • 1 June 2016

    IPBES seeking expert reviewers

    IPBES is inviting reviews on its draft thematic assessment on land degradation and restoration and on four regional assessments (Africa, Asia Pacific, Americas, and Europe and Central Asia) on biodiversity and ecosystem services. Read More

  • 1 June 2016

    EASAC celebrates 15 years

    Hosted by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in Oslo, EASAC recently celebrated its 15th anniversary and presented its experiences in providing 'Science Advice for Europe' Read More

  • 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