The InterAcademy Panel on International Issues
(IAP) is a global network representing over 90 national science academies
. Founded in 1993, its stated goal is to help member academies advise the public on the scientific aspects of critical global issues. It has released official statements on socially important topics, including population growth
, human reproductive cloning
, and evolution
In 2000, the panel founded the InterAcademy Council (IAC), which is governed by a board including a rotating group of 15 Academy presidents from around the world. In order to represent a global view, the governing nations are of diverse levels of economic development. The current co-chairs of the board are Bruce Alberts and Lu Yongxiang.