The World Science Day for Peace and Development is celebrated worldwide on 10 November each year. This World Day was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2001.
It offers an opportunity to demonstrate to the wider public why science is relevant to their daily lives and to engage them in debate on related issues. The aim is to ensure that citizens are kept informed of developments in science, while underscoring the role scientist play in broadening our understanding of the remarkable, fragile planet we call home and in making our societies more sustainable. Recent themes have included “science for global sustainability” (2012), “towards green societies” (2011), “science for the rapprochement of peoples and cultures” (2010) and “astronomy” (2009).
Every year, intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations, scientific research institutions, professional associations, universities, municipalities, the media, science teachers, schools and others are encouraged to organise their own celebration of the World Science Day.
Since its inception, World Science Day has also generated concrete projects, programmes, and funding for science around the world.
Scientific evidence shows that humanity has put the functioning of the Earth’s system at risk. Current development paradigms and economic patterns are responsible for many of the interlinked and growing social, environmental, and economic crises facing the planet. The defining challenge of our age is to safeguard Earth’s natural processes to ensure the well being of civilisation while eradicating poverty, reducing conflict over resources, and supporting human health and the balance of the ecosystem.
EUD would like to motivate all science teachers in schools for Deaf children to put information about this World Day to all Deaf children. Teachers can motivate children to make projects about the Earth and to learn to safeguard the planet for future generations.
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