World Science Day for Peace and Development: 10 November

World Science Day for Peace and Development is celebrated each year on November 10 every year. This day is celebrated to highlight the important role that science play in society and the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues.

This year World Science Day for Peace and Development theme is “Science for and with Society”. This year, at a time when the world is struggling with the global COVID-19 pandemic, the focus of World Science Day is on “Science for and with Society in dealing with the global pandemic.”

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History of World Science Day for Peace and Development:

World Science Day was proclaimed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2001 and celebrated for the first time in 2002.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Director-General of UNESCO: Audrey Azoulay.
  • UNESCO formation: 4 November 1946.
  • UNESCO headquarters: Paris, France.

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