The first World Science Forum on Knowledge and Society (2003)

Budapest and the World Science Forum provided a platform for discussion on today’s burning issues affecting science on three occasions up to now. The first World Science Forum took place on 8-10 November 2003. It focused on Knowledge and Society, with the main objective of raising awareness world-wide toward the increasing and novel roles of knowledge and their societal impact. The Forum focused on themes related to knowledge and economics, science, quality of life, the environment and the flow of information.

One of the highlights of the 2003 forum was the first meeting of the Israeli-Palestinian Science Organisation organised by UNESCO, a round-table on "Science and Peace: From Talk to Action", to underline the role of scientific cooperation for peace in regions in conflict.

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