“The current crisis should serve as a wakeup call regarding the urgency for increased financing and support of scientific research and collaboration. This concerns not only the natural sciences, but also the social and human and sciences.” - Audrey Azoulay, Director General of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)
Celebrated annually on 10th of November, the World Science Day for Peace and Development (WSDPD) 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 underlines the importance and relevance of science in our daily lives. It also underscores the role scientists play in broadening our understanding of the remarkable, fragile planet we call home and in making our societies more sustainable.