On 29 May – 3 June 2018, the NAS of Belarus hosts the Organizational and Technical Council of the International Association of Academies of Sciences (IAAS) at the NAS of Belarus. Experts from Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Moldova take part in its work. The event aims at discussing current issues of the IAAS activities and its tasks for the future, as well as issues of preparation and celebration of the 25th anniversary of the International Association of Academies of Sciences. The main celebrations are scheduled to be held at the NAS of Belarus on September 20–21, 2018. Heads of Academies of Sciences of the CIS countries, leading foreign Academies, and famous scientists will come to Minsk.
Since 2017, the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus has been performing the functions of the IAAS headquarters providing its organizational and methodological support. Academician Vladimir G. Gusakov, Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, was elected the Head of the International Association of Academies of Sciences (Resolution of the IAAS Council of May 25, 2017 No. 269). The IAAS Council is the highest governing body of the International Association of Academies of Sciences.