GYA Member Stella Tsani at UN Water Conference

Global Young Academy member Stella Tsani (University of Ioannina, Greece) participated in the United Nations 2023 Water Conference as part of the International Science Council Delegation and Community at the conference. Stella contributed to the Policy Brief: UN 2023 Water Conference prepared ahead of the conference alongside an interdisciplinary team of international experts.* Moreover, she […]

GYA represented at ISC 2021 General Assembly

In 2020, the GYA became an Affiliate Member of the International Science Council (ISC). The ISC strives to be the global voice for science, and promotes science as a global public good. The online General Assembly (GA) in October 2021 brought ISC members – international science unions, science academies and organisations – together to review […]

GYA Conference Statement emphasises collaboration to help meet United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

GYA members and young scientists around the globe propose cross-disciplinary solutions in a Conference Statement published following the recent virtual conference “Heal the Earth: Sustainable Development Goals in a Changing World”. With this Conference Statement, the GYA emphasises the need for continued global collaboration, and calls upon academics, businesses, foundations, governments, multilateral agencies, non-governmental organizations, […]

GYA Bio2Bio working group members contribute to two publications, help organize international forum

In connection with the Second World Young Scientist Summit in Wenzhou, China, GYA alumnus and former Biodiversity working group co-lead Alexander Kagansky (Far Eastern Federal University of Vladivostok, Russia) led the organisation of the International Forum of Biodiversity, Biomedicing, Biotechnology, Biosecurity (4Bio) in September 2020. In order to better implement the UN SDGs by 2030, […]

Young Academy of Spain at COP25

In December 2019, GYA alumnus Javier García-Martinez (University of Alicante, Spain) in his role as the President of the Young Academy of Spain took part in the 25th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25), as part of the round table entitled “From the Academy to the Society. […]

GYA calls for young scholars contribution to the Global Sustainable Development Report 2023

For the inaugural Global Sustainable Development Report, which was published in 2019, several GYA members were involved in reviewing the final texts (see GYA’s September 2019 news item). The results of the report were being discussed at the UN General Assembly meetings this year. The report called for societal, economic, political and scientific transformations to […]

GYA Climate Change group at GDN Conference

Members from the GYA working group on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction participated in the 2019 Global Development Conference on the theme of “Knowledge for Sustainable Development: The Research Policy Nexus” on 23-25 October 2019 in Bonn, Germany. Working group co-leads Shabana Khan (India) and Khamarrul Razak (Malaysia) as well as group member Chioma […]

GYA members contribute to United Nations Global Sustainable Development Report 2019

As a strong advocate of the implementation of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Global Young Academy welcomes the release of the Global Sustainable Development Report 2019 (GSDR) titled “The Future is Now: Science for Achieving Sustainable Development”. The report is available here. The GSDR is the first report of its kind […]

5 good reasons to apply for the Global Young Academy (GYA)

You want to make an impact in the world and engage, outside the walls of the lab, academia or industry. We are in a particular historical moment where young people, especially young scientists, need to engage to create new and innovative solutions to the world’s environmental and social problems. You want to be continuously inspired. […]

Worldwide Meeting of Young Academies concludes with Da Nang Statement

The Fourth Worldwide Meeting of Young Academies took place in Da Nang, Vietnam, from 31 July – 2 August 2019, hosted by the Vietnam Young Academy (VYA) and co-organised by the GYA. Representatives from more than 30 young academies from all over the globe attended, with the GYA being represented by Co-Chair Koen Vermeir (France) […]