Supported by numerous unions and scientific organizations, Abdulsalam MAHMUD reports that the idea to tag 2022 as ‘International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development’, was mooted in 2017.
The plan to set aside 2022 has the year of basic sciences for sustainable development was mulled about five years ago.
According to a blog post, the initiative dates back to 2017 and belonged to the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Physics, represented by its president, Michel Spiro.
IYBSSD2022 is supported by numerous unions and scientific organizations.
The post, which appeared on AGERPRES website, recalled that it was on December 2, 2021, when the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly took place that 2022 was proclaimed the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development, IYBSSD.
“In this way, the UN seeks to highlight the role of the basic sciences in ensuring progress in areas such as medicine, industry, agriculture, technology and culture.
“Emphasis will be placed on the importance of the basic sciences in implementing the 2030 Agenda and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
“Specifically, scientific solutions will be proposed and analyzed to achieve objectives such as universal access to food, energy, health services and information technology.
“At the same time, it aims to combat and reduce the negative effects of the nearly eight billion people on environmental issues, such as ozone depletion, climate change, depletion of natural resources and the extinction of animal species, according to council.science/ro/ .
“The program of the International Year of Fundamental Sciences for Sustainable Development is coordinated by UNESCO, a UN agency with a mandate for science,” part of the blog article reads.
By Abdulsalam MAHMUD.
The post, from which this report was made, can be found here.