03 Dec 2021 · IYBSSD

The International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly for 2022

On 2nd December 2021, The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming 2022 as the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development

With this resolution, the United Nations General Assembly ‘invites all [its] Member States, organizations of the United Nations system and other global, regional and subregional organisations, as well as other relevant stakeholders, including academia, civil society, inter alia, international and national non-governmental organisations, individuals, and the private sector, to observe and raise awareness of the importance of basic sciences for sustainable development, in accordance with national priorities’.

IUBS is one of the founding members of IYBSSD 2022 with Dr Lily Rodriguez, repressing IUBS, as Co-Chair of the steering committee. 

The International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD2022) will be officially inaugurated with an opening conference 30 June - 1 July 2022 at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. Under the umbrella of IYBSSD 2022, member organisations will organise events and activities all over the planet during this special year, to showcase and improve the links between basic sciences and the 17 SDGs. Events and activities will be organised around the world until 30 June 2023. 

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Detailed Annoucement here

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11 Jan 2021 · IYBSSD

IUBS signs a MoU for the organization of the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development

Several international scientific unions wish to act together as the Founding Unions to organize an International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD) in 2022, under the aegis of UNESCO and with the collaboration of UNESCO International Basic Sciences Programme (IBSP). Several scientific organizations, the Founding Partners fully support this initiative.

On 11th January 2021, IUBS President L S Shashidhara signed with Michel Spiro, the President of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) and the Chair of the IYBSSD Executive Committee, a MoU on behalf of IUBS for the organization of IYBSSD. By signing this MoU, IUBS joins the list of the Founding Unions in the IYBSSD organization. 

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