World Science Day for Peace & Development 2022: Date, Theme, History, Significance & More

World Science Day for Peace Development 2022: It is observed on 10 November to highlight the important role of science in society and the need to engage the public on emerging scientific issues. Let us read more about the day including the 2022 theme, history, significance, etc.
World Science Day for Peace & Development
World Science Day for Peace & Development

World Science Day for Peace & Development 2022: It is observed on 10 November to highlight the importance and relevance of science in our daily lives. 

The day also aims to ensure that citizens are kept informed of developments in science, and the role that scientists play in broadening our understanding of the remarkable, fragile planet and making our societies more sustainable. 

World Science Day For Peace & Development 2022: Theme

The theme for 2022 is “Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development”.

This year’s theme is decided in the context of the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development, which kicks off on 8 July 2022.

World Science Day For Peace & Development: History

The event is the positive outcome of the 1999 World Conference on Science in Budapest. It was considered as an opportunity to reaffirm the commitment to attaining the goals proclaimed in the Declaration on Science and the Use of Scientific Knowledge every year.  It was also required to follow up on the recommendations of the Science Agenda: Framework for Action. 

In 2001, World Science Day for Peace and Development was proclaimed by UNESCO and has generated several concrete projects, programs, and funding for science around the world. The rationale behind celebrating the day is to focus on the importance of the role of science and scientists for sustainable societies and the need to inform and involve citizens in science. 

On 10 November 2002, the first World Science Day for Peace and Development was celebrated under UNESCO auspices. The celebration involved several partners including governmental, intergovernmental, and non-governmental organizations, UNESCO National Commissions, scientific and research institutions, professional associations, the media, science teachers, and schools.

World Science Day For Peace & Development: Purpose

- To spread awareness among the public about the role of science in peaceful and sustainable societies.

- To promote national and international solidarity regarding science between countries.

- To renew the national and international commitment to the use of science for the benefit of societies.

- To draw attention to the challenges faced by science in raising support for the scientific endeavor.

World Science Day For Peace & Development: Quotes

1. "The science of today is the technology of tomorrow." - Edward Teller

2. "Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch that illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence." - Louis Pasteur

3. "We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology." - Carl Sagan

4. "Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science." - Edwin Powell Hubble

5. "Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge." - Carl Sagan

6. "Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but a memory, tradition, and myth frame our response." - Arthur M. Schlesinger

7. "The greater the scientific advance, the more primitive the fear." - Don Delillo

8. "To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science." -  Albert Einstein

9. "If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships - the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace." - Franklin D. Roosevelt

10. "Science does not know its debt to imagination." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

We can't ignore the fact that science and technology have had an undeniable impact on improving living standards and increasing productivity. 

Source: un.org

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