World Science Day for Peace and Development

10-Nov-2021, 04:11:36 PM

World Science Day for Peace & Development

Our Earth is a fragile planet that we call home to over 7 billion people not excluding flora and fauna. Therefore, it is and will always be our collective responsibility to make our societies more sustainable.

The goal of the World Science Day for Peace and Development is to:

  • Firstly, reinforce public understanding of the element of science for peaceful and sustainable societies.
  • Secondly, strengthen worldwide cohesion for shared science between all the countries.
  • Thirdly, revitalize national and international responsibility for the use of science.
  • Lastly, spread awareness to the challenges faced by science in raising aid and assistance for the same.

Today, the 10th of November 2021 marks the 20th edition of the World Science Day for Peace and Development. Climate change has become a looming, serious threat to our entire human race and the planet. Consequently, the UN has declared that this year’s celebration would highlight the significance of ‘’Building Climate-ready Communities’’. As we face serious challenges globally, the goal is to bring science closer to society. This is done by stressing some key aspects scientifically and potential solutions put forward by science, technology, and innovation.


To begin with, the 1999 global conference on science held in Budapest had a positive outcome: the commitment to science and society. This outcome was the prospect to confirm the pledge each year and follow up on the Science Agenda – Framework for Action suggestions.

Secondly, UNESCO announced the World Science Day in 2001, which went to create numerous concrete projects and funding for science globally. This Day has brought together cohesive cooperation among scientists across the globe and even from regions in conflict. A significant example is the UNESCO created IPSO (Israeli-Palestinian Science Organization).

Thirdly, the logic behind this day is to embed focus on the importance of science and scientists to create sustainable societies. This also includes keeping citizens informed and involving them as well in science through discussions and inputs. This kind of venture brings about a particular perception of the worldwide search for peace and development.

Last but not the least, the very first World Science Day was observed globally on 10th November 2002 under the aegis of UNESCO. Below are the list of dignitaries who took part on this special day:

  • Partners.
  • Governmental Organizations.
  • Inter-Governmental Organizations and
  • Non-Governmental Organizations,
  • UNESCO National commissions,
  • Scientific and research institutions,
  • Professional Associations,
  • Media Groups and Channels,
  • Science teachers and
  • Schools.

Visit the link to know more: World Science Day for Peace and Development | United Nations

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