New World Council


  • Randy Showstack


The creation of a new council to provide international bodies such as the United Nations and the World Bank with impartial advice on science, engineering, and medical issues of global concern was announced by a group of national science academies on May 15.

The InterAcademy Council (IAC), headquartered at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in Amsterdam, will serve as a formal advisory body, funded on a project-by-project basis by international agencies.