World Science Day for Peace and Development


Date: 10 November

Organized By:UN, IFEX, UNESCO

Categories:General Knowledge, Day-Week-Year-Importance

Suggested For: Bank Exams, Civil Services Exam, MBA Exams, UPSC Exams, SSC Exams


Background

At a general conference in 2001, UNESCO established the World Science Day for Peace and Development (WSDPD) through a proclamation. This was done after the recommendation from the World Conference on Science in Budapest in 1999. It was first observed on 10 November 2002.

This day also known as World science Day is observed to raise awareness of the benefits of science worldwide.

The purpose of the WSDPD is to renew the national, as well as the international commitment to science for peace and development and to stress the responsible use of science for the benefit of society. It also aims to raise awareness of the importance of science and to bridge the gap between science and societies.


Actions and Programs

This day is observed with many activities and programs. Some programs are classroom discussions on importance of science and technology in one’s life, exhibitions and seminars to explain the importance, etc.

Governmental, non-governmental organizations, scientific research institutions, schools, universities, professional associations are organizing different programs to celebrate World Science Day.


Theme

2016: Celebrating Science Centres and Science Museums

2015: Science for a Sustainable Future

2014: Quality Science Education: ensuring a sustainable future for all

2013: Science for Water Cooperation: Sharing Data, Knowledge and Innovations

2012: Science for global sustainability: interconnectedness, collaboration, transformation

2011: Towards green societies

2010: Science for the rapprochement of peoples and cultures

2009: Astronomy, in celebration of the International Year of Astronomy


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