World Science Day for Peace and Development – 10th Nov

Science deals with the study of the process and occurrences that we see in the world around us. It deals with the study of facts that are verifiable and when observed facts are studied systematically it becomes a science. And to link science more closely with society, World or International Science Day is celebrated to ensure that citizens are kept informed of developments in science and also to maintain peace about the merits and demerits of science.

World Science Day for Peace and Development

The world conference on science in Budapest, Hungary, in July 1999, which was co-organized by UNESCO and the International Council for Science. The delegations of Ethiopia and Malawi, together with the British Association for the Advancement of Science, proposed that a World Science Day of world science week be created. The General Conference brings all member states of UNESCO together every two years to adopt the program and budget for the coming biennium and it was decided by the General Conference to proclaim 10th November of each year World or International Science Day for development, peace and to encourage every individual who are associated with this topic to participate in events.

World Science Day for Peace and Development is celebrated on 10th November every year with great enthusiasm and with serious note and it highlights the important role that science has in society. It is celebrated with various objectives like it promotes national and international solidarity for shared science between countries. It also helps to strengthen public awareness on the roles of science for peaceful and sustainable societies. It also has other important objectives like to renew national and international commitment for the use of science for the benefit of societies and draws attention to the challenges faced by science and raising support for the scientific endeavor.

World Science Day Overview:

Year DayDate Theme
2012 Saturday10th November‘Science for global sustainability: interconnectedness, collaboration, transformation’
2013 Sunday10th November‘Science for Water Cooperation: Sharing Data, Knowledge and Innovations’
2014 Monday10th November‘Promoting Quality Science Education: Ensuring a Sustainable Future for All’
2015 Tuesday10th November‘Science for a Sustainable Future’
2016 Thursday10th November‘Celebrating Science Centres and Science Museums’
2017 Friday10th November‘Science for Global Understanding’
2018 Saturday10th November‘Science, a Human Right’
2019 Sunday10th November‘Open Science, leaving no one behind’
2020 Tuesday10th November‘Science for and with Society in dealing with COVID-19’
2021 Wednesday10th NovemberWe Update Soon

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