- Launched in 1993
- Comprised of 106 academies
- Receives core funding from the Italian government
- Hosted by TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world
- Located in Trieste, Italy
IAP is a global network of the world's science academies, launched in 1993. Its primary goal is to help member academies work together to advise citizens and public officials on the scientific aspects of critical global issues.
IAP is particularly interested in assisting young and small academies achieve these goals and, through the communication links and networks created by IAP activities, all academies will be able to raise both their public profile among citizens and their influence among policy makers.