World Science Day for Peace and Development 2022: History, Significance and Theme

World Science Day for Peace and Development is celebrated on every 10th November, this day highlights the significant role of science in our society

World Science Day for Peace and Development is annually celebrated on 10th November. This day highlights the significant role of science in society and the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues. It also underlines the importance and relevance of science in our daily lives. 

By linking science more closely with society, World Science Day aims to ensure that citizens are kept informed of developments in science so that science plays a positive role in shifting our society. 

The purpose of celebrating this day is to remember the achievements of science in achieving global peace and to continue investment in scientific education and research. 

Event World Science Day for Peace and Development
Date November 10, 2022
Day Thursday
Significance The day raises awareness about the critical role of science in guiding the world toward a brighter and more peaceful future
Observed by World wide

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World Science Day for Peace and Development History: 

The impact of science on people's daily life and its profound societal implications, including those of an ethical nature, make scientific literacy a prerequisite for effective democratic processes. At the World Conference on Science in Budapest, Hungary, in July 1999, which had been co-organized by UNESCO and the International Council for Science (now the International Science Council), many delegates voiced support for greater public awareness of science. The delegations of Ethiopia and Malawi, together with the British Association for the Advancement of Science, proposed that a World Science Day or World Science Week be created. 

Subsequently, the action plan adopted by delegates to the World Conference on Science, entitled Science Agenda - Framework for Action, called for an international programme to promote broad-based scientific literacy and culture all across the world. UNESCO's Executive Board, which meets twice a year, was responsive to these calls, recommending at its 160th session (Paris, October 1999) that a feasibility study be undertaken on the creation of a Science Day for Peace and Development. As a result World Science Day for Peace and Development was officially proclaimed by UNESCO in 2001. 

Since its proclamation by UNESCO in 2001, World Science Day for Peace and Development has generated many concrete projects, programmes and funding for science around the world. The day has also helped foster cooperation between scientists living in regions marred by conflict - one example being the UNESCO-supported creation of the Israeli-Palestinian Science Organization (IPSO). The rationale of celebrating a World Science Day for Peace and Development has its roots in the importance of the role of science and scientists for sustainable societies and in the need to inform and involve citizens in science.

For the first time the World Science Day for Peace and Development was celebrated worldwide on 10 November 2002 under UNESCO auspices. The celebration involved many partners, such as governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, UNESCO National Commissions, scientific and research institutions, professional associations, the media, science teachers and schools. And since then it has been celebrated on every 10th November with large number of science enthusiasts waiting for it every year.


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World Science Day for Peace and Development Significance: 

By linking science more closely with the society, World Science Day for Peace and Development aims to ensure that citizens are kept informed of developments in science. It also underscores the role scientists play in broadening our understanding of the remarkable, fragile planet we call home and in making our societies more sustainable. The day also offers the opportunity to mobilize all actors around the topic of science for peace and development from government officials to the media to school pupils. It encourages people from all the different backgrounds to come together and celebrate science for the development of our world. 

This day gives an opportunity to all of the researchers, teachers, and scientists to come together on a single platform to help people benefit from science and improve their everyday lifestyles. It gives them a chance to share their knowledge so that it can reach to most if the people of our world so that they can use it to make their life better and in this way it also encourages all of the science enthusiasts to continue their innovations and hardwork in further development of science and technology. It connects science with our daily lives and highlights its relevance in completing our day-to-day tasks and activities. 

Different nations pursue different objectives concerning science and innovation. They have a pool of scientists and inventors who devise new ways to solve the problems of progress in their societies. This day gives a platform to these countries so that they can share scientific information and resources to reduce the costs of scientific experimentation and acquiring new technology so that the newer technologies can be developed faster and distributed fastly all over the world so that large number of people can take advantage from it to make their lives better. 

The celebration gives ideas on how to make our planet more sustainable. Science is a great tool for positive development and transformation. Earlier, it was not considered necessary to educate the public about the latest discoveries in science but now since every person has been connected to science and technology so it has become important that people remains aware and updated with all the newer technologies so that chaos and confusion can be avoided during the deployment of any new technologies in our world. Hence this day also encourages people around the world to take a interest towards science and technology. 


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World Science Day for Peace and Development Theme: 

The theme of World Science Day for Peace and Development 2022 is "Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development". 

'The applications of basic sciences are vital for advances in medicine, industry, agriculture, water resources, energy planning, environment, communications and culture', affirmed the United Nations General Assembly on 2 December 2021, when it endorsed the proposal for an International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development. World Science Day is contributing to the Year in 2022 by celebrating this theme. 

Having a capacity in basic sciences is in the interests of both developed and developing countries, given the potential for applications to foster sustainable development and raise standards of living. For example, a growing number of people around the world suffer from diabetes. Thanks to laboratory studies of the ways in which genes can be manipulated to make specific protein molecules, scientists are able to engineer genetically a common bacterium, Escherichia coli, to produce synthetic human insulin. 

Most Searched FAQs on World Science Day for Peace and Development: 

1. When is World Science Day for Peace and Development celebrated? 

World Science Day for Peace and Development is annually celebrated on 10th November. 

2. How does science affect the world? 

New science significantly impacts the world in which people live, including medical breakthroughs, inventive ideas, and each area of human life. When we celebrate science, it creates the desire in our youth to explore and experiment, and develop problem-solving skills and an understanding of the world. 

3. What is the theme of World Science Day for Peace and Development 2022? 

The theme of World Science Day for Peace and Development 2022 is "Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development". 

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