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World Science Day - 10 November

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World Science Day - 10 November

Established by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2002, the World Science Day for Peace and Development is an annual event that is celebrated on 10 November.

The aim of the day is to show how science is relevant to our daily lives and highlight the contribution that science makes to peaceful and sustainable societies. If we are to tackle the major challenges facing the world - such as the impacts of climate change, extreme poverty and diseases like Ebola, HIV/AIDS and malaria - scientists from different countries need to cooperate across borders. Scientists' perspective should also be heard by decision-makers ad incorporated into global policy-making.


Photo: The Government of Cuba, UN Development Programme, UN Environmental Programme and UNESCO cooperate on marine pollution in Havana Bay in 1985. (UN Photo / Milton Grant)