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World Science Day for Peace and Development

World Science Day for Peace and Development

Tehran – Iran celebrates the World Science Day for Peace and Development 2022 within a week, holding various programs and meetings.

World Science Day for Peace and Development is celebrated on November 10 every year. It was introduced by UNESCO in 2001 to highlight the important role of science in society and the need to engage the wider public in discussions on important and emerging contemporary issues related to science.

A week under the theme of “Scientific Promotion” is celebrated in Iran from November 15 to 21 by holding various programs.The theme for World Science Day for Peace and Development 2022 is Basic Science for Sustainable Development.

On this occasion, a week entitled “Promoting Science” is celebrated in Iran from November 15 to 21 by holding various programs.

Basic sciences for advancement in various fields of medicine, food industry, agriculture, water resources, urban planning and energy, environment, communication, and culture, the United Nations made December 2, 2021, 2022 the International Year of Basic Sciences in the Service of Sustainable Development.

The role of basic sciences in achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, he once again emphasized the importance of these sciences, and despite the difference in the budget allocated to basic sciences in different countries, according to the UNESCO Science Report, 86 countries in 2021 allocated less than 10% of the budget to science Basic and more than 30% for other sciences.

Akram Ghademi, head of the Iranian Association for the Publishing of Science, told the Islamic Republic News Agency of Iran that since 2012, the association has been celebrating Science Week for Peace and Development, which will also be celebrated this year by holding meetings in a different way.

The ceremony to celebrate the World Science Day for Peace and Development will take place on 12 November and will host speakers from various institutions, including the UNESCO Regional Office, the National Commission for UNESCO, the Ministry of Science, the Presidency for Science and Technology, and the University. Masters.

Also, on Tuesday (15 November), we will hold a meeting on the occasion of the International Year of Basic Sciences, in cooperation with organizations and institutions.

In addition, we will have another meeting in the field of promoting basic sciences and sustainable development in the presence of different speakers from universities, which will be the background of the conference on the promotion of basic sciences and sustainable development.

This conference focuses on various issues, including the importance of promoting basic sciences in sustainable development (mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology), the importance of promoting interdisciplinary sciences in sustainable development, and the relationship between basic sciences and other sciences (humanities and medicine, technology and engineering ), linking basic sciences with innovation and technology, the role of basic sciences in creating new job opportunities, the role of basic sciences in promoting health and food security, and the role of basic sciences in climate and environmental protection issues. , changing basic science teaching methods in order to increase interest in people, policy making in basic science and sustainable development, and the impact of promoting basic science and providing strategies.

The Iranian Society for the Popularization of Science Prize is awarded every year to the most important institutions and personalities active in the field of scientific promotion on World Science Day.

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