World Science Day for Peace and Development

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Every 10th of November the World Science Day for Peace and Development (WSDPD) is celebrated, and this year marks its 20th editions. This Day highlights the important role of science in society and the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues. This Day also offers the opportunity to mobilise all the stakeholders around the topic of science for peace and development, from government officials to the media to school pupils, in order to link science more closely with community.
 
The World Science Day for Peace and Development underlines the importance and relevance of science in our daily lives, and it underscores the role scientists play in broadening our understanding of the remarkable, fragile planet we call home and in making our societies more sustainable. Science and technology have an undeniable impact on improving living standards and increasing productivity.
 
Emerging technologies have the potential to provide additional impetus for advancing the SDGs and bring a unique perspective to the global search for peace and development. With climate change becoming a serious threat to the lives of billions of people and the planet, this year’s theme is “Building Climate - Ready Communities”. The objective is to bring science closer to society by highlighting some key scientific aspects and possible solutions provided by science, technology, and innovation to some of the major global challenges society is facing today.
 
We, at the World Assembly of Youth (WAY), believe that the purpose of the World Science Day for Peace and Development is to renew the national, as well as the international commitments to science for building peace and development, and to stress the responsible use of science for the benefit of our planet. We shall continue to advocate that emerging technologies have the potential to provide additional impetus for advancing the Global Goals .
 
Through the voices of young people, we would raise awareness on the importance of science and shall continue to advocate to bridge the gap between science and societies. Let us embrace open science as a tool for making it more accessible. Science and technology have had an undeniable impact on improving living standards and increasing productivity, and they should be available to all!