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World Science Day for Peace and Development 2016


Message from the Director-General, Ms Irina Bokova, on the occasion of the World Science Day for Peace and Development here.

(available only in English)

The World Science Day for Peace and Development is celebrated annually on November 10, promoted by UNESCO. The day aims to highlight the role of science in building a better world. "Celebrating science centers and museums" is the theme with which the day is marked this year.

The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, has issued a message on the occasion of this day, in which she highlights the paramount importance of science in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, the Sendai Framework for Action and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. In the message, it highlights the role of science centers and museums, placed in the spotlight on this day, for being like living laboratories of creativity and favoring research and the search for solutions to the problems of our societies. 

See the full Message from UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova here.