Celebrating World Science Day

10 November activity at ICTP
Celebrating World Science Day

On Thursday 10 November, ICTP will celebrate World Science Day with an exhibit of posters highlighting how its research addresses all 17 of the UN's Strategic Development Goals (SDGs).

The exhibit will be held in the Reading Room of the Leonardo Building, located next to the coffee bar. The posters will be on display all day.

World Science Day is celebrated every year on 10 November to encourage dialogue between the scientific community and the general public. This year's theme focusses on basic science, in line with the UN's 2022 International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development.

Science plays a key role in the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes 17 global goals for issues ranging from education to climate to gender equality. As a UN-sponsored institute, ICTP has taken these goals to heart and can proudly state that it is contributing to all of the 17 goals. The poster exhibit visualises those contributions.

ICTP's UN partner UNESCO will be celebrating World Science Day this year by holding a webinar from 14:00 to 16:00 (CET) on the theme of basic sciences for sustainable development which will be live-streamed. The webinar will be held on the Zoom platform in English, French and Spanish. Six eminent scientists from around the world and from different fields of basic science -- including ICTP researcher Matteo Marsili and Scientific Council member Mercedes Pascual -- will discuss how their research has contributed to solving problems related to sustainable development. The registration link and more information are available here.

Download: ICTP Science and the SDGs (poster pdf)

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