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World Science Day for Peace and Development

by Alexandra Schafhauser

World Science Day for Peace and Development, celebrated every 10 November, highlights the important role of science in society and also underlines the relevance of science in our daily lives.

World Science Day for Peace and Development aims to ensure that people are kept informed of developments in science. It also stresses the role scientists play in improving our understanding of the Earth and in making our societies more sustainable.

Science, a Human Right

The theme for 2018 is “Science, a Human Right”, which celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (art. 27), and of the Recommendation on Science and Scientific Researchers. Putting an emphasis on the fact that everyone has a right to participate in and benefit from science, it will serve to spark an important discussion on ways to improve access to science globally and to the benefits of science for sustainable development.

RightsTech Women is working to:



Don’t forget about the hashtags #ScienceDay and #Right2Science.

Read more about UNESCO’s work on Science.

Read RightsTech Women’s contribution to CESCR.

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