Science and Peace

InternationalWeek of Science and Peace is a global observance celebrated every year from November 9 to 14. This is to encourage people to develop better technology and cultivate peace in their countries. Actually, what is science?. Any system of knowledge that is concerned with the physical world and its phenomenon and that entails unbiased observations and systematic observations is known as science. World science day for peace and development celebrated on every 10th  November highlights the significant role of science in society. It underlines the importance and relevance of science in our daily lives. Science is inevitable in our day-to-day life. It is used in very fields such as agriculture, medicine, transportation, communication, construction, photography. Thus it is the need to engage the public in debates on emerging scientific issues.

World Science Day for Peace and Development aims to ensure that citizens are kept informed of development in science. It is to strengthen public awareness of the role of science for peaceful and sustainable societies, to promote national and international solidarity for shared science between countries, to renew national and international commitment for the use of science for the benefit of societies, to draw attention to the challenge faced by science in raising support for the scientific endeavor.

The theme of 2021 for World Science Day for Peace and Development, “Building Climate -Ready Communities “ is to highlight some key scientific aspects and possible solutions provided by science, technology and innovation to some of the major global challenges society is facing today.

World Science Day for Peace and Development offers an opportunity to show the general public the relevance of science in their lives and to engage them in discussions. It brings a unique perspective to the global search for peace and development.

The first world science day for peace and development was celebrated worldwide on 10th November 2002 under UNESCO auspices. It involves 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. This year marks its 20th edition.

The significance of World Science Day is that it gives different organizations an opportunity to attain the goals proclaimed in the declaration on science and the use of scientific knowledge. It also enables authorities to follow up the recommendations of the Science Agenda: Framework for action.

Thus, the key idea of International Week of Science and Peace is a worldwide action week devoted to the topic ‘ Science and Peace ‘ is to increase the public impact of individual events by concentrating many of them in a short time interval.

Adithya Mohan


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