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InterAcademy Council
To make the world's best science available for decisionmaking, the InterAcademy Council (IAC) was established in 2000 to provide advice to international bodies such as the United Nations and the World Bank, on matters of science, technology, and public health. The initial IAC governing board is composed of the presidents of 15 national scientific academies and equivalent organizations---representing Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States, plus the Third World Academy of Sciences. The IAC brings together groups of scientists, engineers, and medical experts to address critical international issues.

InterAcademy Medical Panel
To facilitate communication and cooperation among academies on issues of global significance in health and medicine, the InterAcademy Medical Panel (IAMP) was formed in 2000. The IAMP has a membership of 38 medical and scientific academies, as well as medical sections and boards of scientific academies, from around the world. IAMP emphasizes areas of overarching importance to multiple fields and disciplines in the health sciences to improve human health both locally and globally on health issues of overarching concern.

InterAcademy Panel on International Issues
To promote cooperation among national scientific academies, the InterAcademy Panel on International Issues (IAP) was created in January 1995. The IAP serves as a forum through which 80 academies worldwide use their specific expertise to bring together leading authorities in the natural and social sciences to inform public opinion on scientific aspects of issues of concern internationally or of concern to multiple academies. The IAP academies have sponsored three world conferences on the topics of population and development (New Delhi, 1993); science and cities (Istanbul, 1996); and a transition to sustainability in the 21st century (Tokyo, 2000).

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