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History

Founded 10-11 Nov 1983, Trieste (Italy), as Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), at foundation meeting sponsored by Fondazione Internazionale Trieste per il Progresso e la Libertà delle Scienze (FIT). Officially launched by United Nations Secretary General, 5 July 1985. Currently located in the premises of Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP). Previous full title: TWAS, the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World. Current full title: The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) for the advancement of science in developing countries.

Aims

Recognize, support and promote excellence in scientific research in the developing world; respond to the needs of young scientists in countries that are lagging in science and technology; promote South-South and South-North cooperation in science, technology and innovation; encourage scientific research and sharing of experiences in solving major problems facing developing countries.

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Activities

Awards/prizes/competitions; events/meetings.

Structure

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Languages

English.

Financing

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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Ros B).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 7 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 98 countries
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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Research, Standards
    • Research
  • Education
    • Academies
  • Science
    • Science

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality Education

UIA Org ID

F0440

Last News Received

14. Feb 2019
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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