World Science Day for Peace and Development is on November 10. The day was proclaimed by UNESCO in 2001. The first World Science Day for Peace and Development was observed on November 10, 2002. This year marks its 20th edition. This is a day to celebrate the role of science in the making of sustainable societies.
Science has made stellar advancements in the last century. To honour the role of science in our lives, UNESCO celebrates World Science Day for Peace and Development every year. The day is meant to ensure that people are kept up-to-date about scientific developments.
Every year, World Science Day for Peace and Development has a theme. In 2021, the organisers have addressed the problems of climate change across the planet. The theme will highlight the importance of “Building Climate-Ready Communities”.
The four main purposes of the day, as stated by the UN, are to Strengthen public awareness of the role of science for peaceful and sustainable societies,
Promote national and international solidarity for shared science between countries, Renew national and international commitment for the use of science for the benefit of societies, Draw attention to the challenges faced by science in raising support for the scientific endeavour.
The objective is to bring science closer to society by highlighting some key scientific aspects and possible solutions provided by science, technology, and innovation to some of the major global challenges society is facing today,” the World Science Day for Peace and Development page on the UN website states.
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