About the Closing Ceremony

Early-career scientists, and their contributions to developing science and its interactions with society at large, will be at the center of the morning sessions.

Representatives of sciences academies from Africa, Asia, South America and Europe will discuss the over 400 events organized in more than 70 countries, by the 53 partner organizations and 123 supporters.

The proclamation of the International Decade of Sciences for Sustainable Development (2024-2033), by the United Nations General Assembly, is certainly the most important outcome of IYBSSD. It will be discussed by high level representatives.

Closing ceremony program

CERN Science Gateway

Master of ceremony: Anna Cook, CERN

Hiba Baroud, Global Young Academy & Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA: Reaffirming the Role of Fundamental Sciences in Achieving Sustainable Development through Enhanced and Equitable Support of Fundamental Research and Early- to Mid-Career Researchers

  • Carthage Smith, OECD, Paris – Science for global needs and the future research workforce

  • Heidi Prozesky, Stellenbosch University, South Africa – Supporting the next generation of scientists in Africa: Key findings from a multi-country study

  • Javier Garcia Martinez, IUPAC, Academia Joven España, Spain
  • Ruth Morgan, University College London, United Kingdom
  • Felix Moronta, ICGEB, Trieste, Italy
  • Hussam Hussein, Royal Scientific Society, Jordan

Moderator: Cyrus Walther, International Association of Physics Students & CODATA

  • Zhang Wei, Hefei Institutes of Physical Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Carlo d’Ippoliti, University of Rome, La Sapienza, Italy
  • Devina Lobine, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mauritius
  • Franco Cabrerizo, CONICET-UNSAM, TWAS-Young Affiliates Network

Moderator: Marian Asantewah Nkansah, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana

Master of ceremony: Anna Cook, CERN

Fabiola Gianotti, Director General, CERN

Eliezer Rabinovici, President of the CERN Council
Luther Castillo Harry, Secretary of State for Science, Technology, and Scientific Innovation, Republic of Honduras

Audrey Azoulay, Director General, UNESCO (video)

  • Arles Rodriguez, Colombian Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences
  • Gang Su, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Aba Bentil Andam, Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Patrick Flandrin, French Academy of Sciences

Moderator: Pavel Kabat, HFSPO

Hiba Baroud, Global Young Academy & Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA

  • Csaba Kőrösi, President of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly

  • Vukašin Grozdić, Secretary of State, Ministry of Science, Technological Development and Innovation of the Republic of Serbia

  • Lidia Brito, Assistant Director General, Natural Sciences, UNESCO

  • Vanessa McBride, Science Director, International Science Council

  • Carlos Alvarez Pereira, Vice-President, Club of Rome

Michel Spiro, Chair of the Steering Committee of IYBSSD, President of IUPAP

Cocktail – visit of CERN – visit of the Science Gateway

Steering Committee

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