World Science 2008
Celebrated each year on 10 November, World Science Day for Peace and Development provides an opportunity to shine the spotlight on the contribution science makes to achieving sustainable development and enhancing the prospects for peace.
This year, the major event took place in Mexico City from 10 to 13 November 2008, to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS). Highlights of the celebration included a wide-ranging series of symposia focusing on genes and human health, the state of mathematics, the growth of the knowledge economy in the developing world, megacities in the South, nanoscience, physics, and climate change and so on. There was also a ministerial forum examining strategies for enhancing South-South cooperation in science, technology and innovation. Read the programme.
Read the Director-General’s message to mark the occasion of World Science Day.