Il 10 novembre 2011 si celebra in tutto il mondo laGiornata mondiale UNESCO della scienza per la pace e lo sviluppo.

Quest’anno le celebrazioni internazionali organizzate dall’UNESCO sono dedicate al rapporto tra Scienza e Green Societies in vista del Summit Rio+20 che si terrà a giugno in Brasile, a 20 anni di distanza dal Vertice di Rio del 1992.

In Italia, l’Ufficio regionale dell’UNESCO per la Scienza e la Cultura in Europa organizza con l’Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia una giornata di attività e di riflessione sulla cultura scientifica rivolta agli studenti universitari e delle scuole superiori, finalizzata anche a promuovere lo sviluppo della collaborazione scientifica a Venezia.

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. The Day is an occasion to recall UNESCO’s mandate and commitment to science.

This annual event was instigated as follow-up to the World Conference on ScienceWorld Conference on Science, organized jointly by UNESCO and the International Council on 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.

World Science Day for Peace and Development has also generated projects fostering scientific cooperation between scientists living in regions marred by conflict. One example is the the creation of the Israeli-Palestinian Science Organization (IPSO).

The World Science Forum marks World Science Day in odd years.

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