International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development
International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development

About the International Year

Basic sciences have been instrumental in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. It was the basic sciences that allowed us to know that the infection is caused by a virus, what the virus looks like, what the genetic sequence and its variations are.

Basic sciences are instrumental in all areas of our lives: even the World Wide Web, which you are using right now, was invented at CERN out of the need for global collaboration on fundamental physics experiments, and it was developed using powerful algorithms.

The International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development 2022 is a key moment of mobilization to convince economic and political leaders, as well as every citizen, of the importance of taking into account and mastering basic sciences to ensure a balanced, sustainable and inclusive development of the planet.

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Sustainable development and basic sciences

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the ambitious program set by all member countries of the United Nations to ensure a balanced, sustainable and widespread development of the planet.
The basic sciences, based on curiosity, have an essential contribution to make to the implementation of this agenda. They provide the means to address vital challenges such as access to food, energy, health, and communications for all. They allow us to understand the impact on the planet of the more than 8 billion people living today and to act to limit and sometimes even reduce it.
The basic sciences are at the same time the basis of major technological advances that stimulate innovation, essential for the training of future professionals and indispensable for the development of populations capable of participating in the decisions that affect their future.
The International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development, proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly, is a unique opportunity to convince all stakeholders that a basic understanding of nature will lead to more effective actions for the benefit of all.

Sustainable development and basic sciences

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the ambitious program set by all member countries of the United Nations to ensure a balanced, sustainable and widespread development of the planet.
The basic sciences, based on curiosity, have an essential contribution to make to the implementation of this agenda. They provide the means to address vital challenges such as access to food, energy, health, and communications for all. They allow us to understand the impact on the planet of the more than 8 billion people living today and to act to limit and sometimes even reduce it.
The basic sciences are at the same time the basis of major technological advances that stimulate innovation, essential for the training of future professionals and indispensable for the development of populations capable of participating in the decisions that affect their future.
The International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development, proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly, is a unique opportunity to convince all stakeholders that a basic understanding of nature will lead to more effective actions for the benefit of all.

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