Throughout the week, Iran celebrates World Science Day for Peace and Development 2022 with a variety of programs and meetings.
On November 10, World Science Day for Peace and Development is observed every year. It was established by UNESCO in 2001 to emphasize the importance of science in society and the need to engage the general public in debates about emerging and essential contemporary issues related to science.
Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development is the theme of World Science Day for Peace and Development 2022. From November 15 to 21, Iran will celebrate a week with the theme “Science Promotion” by holding various programs.
The importance of basic sciences in medicine, food industry, agriculture, water resources, urban planning and energy, environment, communication, and culture prompted the United Nations to declare 2022 the International Year of Basic Sciences in the Service of Sustainable Development on December 2, 2021.
The role of basic sciences in achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals has been emphasized once again, and while the budget allocated to basic sciences varies by country, according to the UNESCO science report, 86 countries in 2021 allocated less than 10% of their budget to basic sciences and more than 30% to other sciences.
The Iranian Association for Popularization of Science’s head, Akram Ghadimi, told IRNA that the organization has been commemorating science for peace and development week since 2012 and that it will do so again this year by holding meetings in a different format.
The World Science Day for Peace and Development event will take place on November 12 and will feature speakers from a variety of institutions, including the UNESCO Regional Office, the UNESCO National Commission, the Ministry of Science, the Vice Presidency of Science and Technology, and university professors.
In addition, on Tuesday (November 15), we will hold a meeting to commemorate the International Year of Basic Sciences, with the assistance of organizations and institutions.
Furthermore, we will hold another meeting in the field of promoting basic sciences and sustainable development, with the participation of various university speakers, which will serve as the backdrop for the conference on promoting basic sciences and sustainable development.
This conference focuses on a variety of topics, including the importance of basic sciences in sustainable development (mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology), the importance of interdisciplinary sciences in sustainable development, and the relationship between basic sciences and other sciences (humanities, medicine, technology, and engineering).
the relationship between basic sciences and innovation and technology, the role of basic sciences in the creation of new job opportunities, the role of basic sciences in promoting health and food security, and the role of basic sciences in climate issues and environmental protection
Changing basic science teaching methods to increase people’s interest, basic science policy, and sustainable development, the impact of promoting basic sciences and providing strategies
On World Science Day, the Iranian Association for Popularization of Science awards the most important institutions and personalities active in the field of science promotion.