Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Science towards green societies: equity, inclusiveness, participation

UNESCO established in the General Conference of 2001 with Resolution 31C/ 20 the World Science Day for Peace and Development as annual event to be celebrated each year on November 10 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. The idea to celebrate this annual event is based on the commitment made at the UNESCO-ICSU World Conference on Science (Budapest 1999).

Official Poster of the 2011 World Science Day for
Peace and Development Edition
The theme of 2011’s World Science Day for Peace and Development is entitled “Towards green societies: equity, inclusiveness, participation”. The 2011 Celebration of World Science Day is organized within the context of the Rio+20 Summit.

The Rio+20 Summit will take place in Brazil on 4-6 June 2012 to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), in Rio de Janeiro, and the 10th anniversary of the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg.

More to read:
From Green Economies to Green Societies. UNESCO's vision for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20)

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