EVENTS OF THE WORLD SCIENCE DAY FOR PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT
every year, the World Science Day for Peace and Development will
be celebrated worldwide on 10 November 2005. Many partners will
joint UNESCO in organizing activities within scientific institutions,
Science Centres, Science Museum and schools.
The major event to mark the Day this year is the World
Science Forum 2005, organized by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences,
UNESCO and ICSU in Budapest from 10 to 12 November around the theme
"Knowledge, Ethics and Responsibility". The Forum will
provide a platform for debate and interaction amongst leading world
scientists, policy makers, non-governmental organizations, educational
and research institutions, industry, media and the general public.
The Director-General will address the Forum at the opening session.
See the full
programme of the Forum.
In the context of the World Science Forum two satellite
events will take place:
- "Science in a Democratic World: the Role of Parliaments",
a special session of the World Science Forum devoted to the discussions
on the role of Parliaments in dealing with Science and Technology.
Chairpersons of Parliamentary Science and Technology Committees,
scientists, science journalists, and representatives of governments
will attend the meeting. The meeting is organized as a follow-up
of the International Round Table on "Science Technology and
Innovation Policies: the Parliamentary perspective", Helsinki,
January 2003 as well as of different Science Parliamentary Fora
already created by UNESCO.
of the purposes of the Special Session in Budapest is to examine
the role of Parliaments in the science, technology and innovation
process as well as challenges and constraints faced in the context
of increasing complexity of the decision making process. It will
also provide an opportunity to enhance the dialogue between parliaments
from all over the world on scientific issues. National and Regional
experiences will be presented and shared. The ultimate goal will
be to enlarge networks of Parliaments on Science, Technology and
- "Science for Peace" The aim of the meeting
is to underline the role of scientific cooperation for peace in
the Middle East. The presentations and discussions will focus
on the concrete experience of cooperation between Israeli and
Palestinian scientists, in particular on the setting up of the
Israeli-Palestinian Science Organization (IPSO). Nobel Laureates,
(Torsten Wiesel, Daniel Kahneman, John Sulston (UK) as well as
by Members of the International Scientific Committee (ISC) of
IPSO will attend the meeting.