Established by UNESCO in 2001, World Science Day for Peace and Development is celebrated worldwide on 10 November each year.
The theme for 2014 is “Quality Science Education: ensuring a sustainable future for all.” To mark the day Archnet has developed this collection highlighting some of the resources relating to the theme Science for Peace and Development.
In addition to architecture for science education and research in our own times, you will find a small sub-collection on the history of science. This collection highlights some unique resources from the history of science.
“Science and technology have crucial roles to play in promoting progress and peace – from climate change to public health; from food security to sanitation; from disarmament to disaster preparedness.”
– Ban Ki-Moon, UN Secretary-General’s message for International Week of Science and Peace, 11 – 17 November 2013
Accordingly, you will also find sub collections on the topics of sustainable design, public health and sanitation, and disaster preparedness. Much more information on the topic of disaster preparedness is available in the related collection Disaster Resilient Design, a continually developing project on Archnet.
This collection and the connected sub-collections represent only a sampling of the material available on these topics. We invite you to continue exploring on your own. See the videos on Using Archnet if you need assistance in finding what you need.
About World Science Day for Peace and Development
Established by UNESCO in 2001, World Science Day for Peace and Development is celebrated worldwide on 10 November each year. It offers an opportunity to demonstrate to the wider public why science is relevant to their daily lives and to engage them in debate on related issues.
By throwing bridges between science and society, the aim is to ensure that citizens are kept informed of developments in science, while underscoring the role scientists play in broadening our understanding of the remarkable, fragile planet we call home and in making our societies more sustainable. Recent themes have included:
- ‘towards green societies’ (2011);
- science for the rapprochement of peoples and cultures (2010); and
- astronomy (2009).
Every year, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, scientific research institutions, professional associations, universities, municipalities, the media, science teachers, schools and others are encouraged to organize their own celebration of World Science Day.
Since its inception, World Science Day has also generated concrete projects, programmes and funding for science around the world. Several ministries have announced an increase in spending on science, for instance, or the creation of a university or research body. The Day has also helped to foster cooperation between scientists living in regions marred by conflict, one example being the creation of the Israeli-Palestinian Science Organization (IPSO), with UNESCO support.
World Science Day was instigated as follow-up to the World Conference on Science, organized jointly by UNESCO and the International Council for Science in Budapest (Hungary) in 1999. The Day offers an opportunity to reaffirm each year our commitment to attaining the goals proclaimed in one of the twin documents adopted by the World Conference on Science: the Declaration on Science and the Use of Scientific Knowledge and to follow up the recommendations contained in the Conference’s Science Agenda: Framework for Action. The biennial World Science Forum is always held as close as possible to World Science Day.
About World Science Day for Peace and Development – 10 November, 2014
Proclaimed by the UNESCO General Conference (Resolution 31C/ 20) in 2001, the World Science Day for Peace and Development is an annual event celebrated all over the world to recall the commitment made at the UNESCO-ICSU World Conference on Science (Budapest 1999).
The purpose of the World Science Day for Peace and Development is to renew the national, as well as the international commitment to science for peace and development and to stress the responsible use of science for the benefit of society. The World Science Day for Peace and Development also aims at raising public awareness of the importance of science and to bridge the gap between science and societies.
Additional resource: Time and Date | World Science Day for Peace and Development Observances
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