November 10, 2019 12:00 am - November 10, 2019 11:59 pm
Global | France | Paris | UNESCO HQ
Celebrated every 10 November, the World Science Day for Peace and Development highlights the important 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.
In this framework, in 2019, the Day will be linked to the celebration of the International Year of Indigenous languages, being unique systems of knowledge and understanding of the world. The aim is to raise awareness on the importance of local and indigenous knowledge systems as tools to inform decision-making about fundamental aspects of day-to-day life. These unique sources of knowledge are important facets of the world’s cultural diversity and provide a foundation for local sustainable development.
The celebration of the World Science Day will be organized in the form of multiple initiatives and events, including roundtable, social media communication campaign, online contests, and exhibitions. The events will be organized by UNESCO Natural Sciences Sector, notably the Science Policy and Partnerships section, in collaboration with UNESCO Field Offices and the involvement of Permanent Delegations and National Commissions, as well as UNESCO centers and chairs and relevant UNESCO networks. The events will aim at reaching policy-makers, academia, general public and especially youth.