World Science Day for Peace and Development in Nepal

Background

It was recommended at the World Conference on Science in Budapest in 1999 recognition was required for the need for a new compact between science and society. It was discussed at the conference that a World Science Day would help strengthen commitments to attain the Declaration on Science and the Use of Scientific Knowledge’s goals and to pursue the Science Agenda: Framework for Action’s recommendations.

Established by UNESCO in 2001, World Science Day for Peace and Development is celebrated worldwide on 10 November each year. The Day is an occasion to recall UNESCO’s mandate and commitment to science.

The rationale behind celebrating World Science Day each year is rooted in the need for a new social contract for science, one which acknowledges the importance of the role science and scientists play in creating sustainable societies and which ensures that citizens are kept informed of developments in science and empowered to participate in science. In this sense, World Science Day helps to show the general public why science is relevant to their daily lives and engage them in debate on related issues.

 

What do people do?

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) works with people, government agencies and organizations to promote the WSDPD each year. The WSDPD celebrations include:

  • Open days to highlight science’s important role in peace and development.
  • Classroom discussions to emphasize how science and technology affect daily life.
  • Distributing the WSDPD posters throughout tertiary institutions, school campuses, and public venues.
  • Arranged science museum visits to commemorate the day.
  • Visits to local schools on careers in science or scientific presentations.

Some governments have, in the past, used World Science Day to publicly affirm their commitment to increased support for scientific initiatives that help society, as well as launch new science policy programs together with scientific institutions, civil society, universities and schools.

What we are doing?
The World Science Day for Peace and Development is annually held on November 10 to raise awareness of the benefits of science worldwide.
We are also celebrating this day in our country by doing seminar and Awareness Rally.

In 9th November, Mitrakunj is organizing seminar on the occasion of world science day for peace and development. Seminar will be held in Conference Hall of Russian Science and Culture Center. Seminar will start from 1 pm.

In 10th November, Nepal Science Olympiad with CSIT Association, mitrakunj and other science related organization is doing rally from Ganeshman park to Basantapur. Rally will start at 7 am early morning.

Organizer, Supporters and Promoters?

Nepal Science Olympiad, Mitrakunj , CSIT Association of Nepal

Who are participating?

Scientist, Teacher, Student, Researchers, Leaders, Policy makers, Organizations, Communities, Business man, Social Activist and anybody who believes and understands on Science and Technology is the way for Peace and Development in this universe. We expect active participation in Rally, we will have play cards, banners, posters presenting the themes on support of Peace and Development using Science and Technology.

We are planning to meet morning at 7 am in Ganashman Park Ratnapark.
After gathering there, we will move around the Tudikhel and finally will gather in Basantapur Durbar.

This is the way we highlight science’s important role in peace and development

If you are relate with College, School and other Company please bring your banner in Rally……

 

Sourced:

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/science-technology/sti-policy/global-focus/science-popularization/world-science-day-for-peace-and-development/

http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/un/world-science-day