TEHRAN (Iran News) –Iran celebrates World Science Day for Peace and Development 2022 during a week, holding various programs and meetings.
World Science Day for Peace and Development is celebrated every year on November 10. 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 debates on emerging and important contemporary issues relevant to science.
A week with the theme of “Science Promotion” is celebrated in Iran from November 15 to 21 by holding various programs.The theme of World Science Day for Peace and Development 2022 is Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development.
On this occasion, a week with the theme of “Science Promotion” is celebrated in Iran from November 15 to 21 by holding various programs.
Basic sciences for progress in different fields of medicine, food industry, agriculture, water resources, urban planning and energy, environment, communication, and culture, caused the United Nations on December 2, 2021, to call 2022 the International Year of Basic Sciences in the Service of Sustainable Development.
The role of basic sciences in realizing the sustainable development goals of 2030, once again emphasized the importance of these sciences and although the budget allocated to basic sciences is different in different countries, according to the UNESCO science report, 86 countries in 2021 earmarked less than 10% of the budget to basic sciences and more than 30% to other sciences.
Akram Ghadimi, the head of the Iranian Association for Popularization of Science, told IRNA that since 2012, the association has been celebrating science for peace and development week, which will also be commemorated this year by holding meetings in a different way.
The event commemorating World Science Day for peace and development will be held on November 12 and will host speakers from various institutions, including the UNESCO Regional Office, the UNESCO National Commission, the Ministry of Science, the Vice Presidency of Science and Technology, and university professors.
Also, on Tuesday (November 15), we will have a meeting on the occasion of the International Year of Basic Sciences, with the cooperation of organizations and institutions.
In addition, we will have another meeting in the field of promoting basic sciences and sustainable development with the presence of various speakers from universities, which will be the background of the conference on promoting basic sciences and sustainable development.
This conference focuses on different issues, including the importance of promoting basic sciences in sustainable development (mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology), the importance of promoting interdisciplinary sciences in sustainable development, the relationship between basic sciences and other sciences (humanities, medicine, technology, and engineering), the connection of 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, the role of basic sciences in climate issues and environmental protection, changing the methods of teaching basic sciences in order to increase interest in people, policy making in basic sciences and sustainable development, the impact of promoting basic sciences and providing strategies.
The award of the Iranian Association for Popularization of Science is granted every year to the most important institutions and personalities active in the field of science promotion on World Science Day.
- source : Tehrantimes