Every organization or group of people from all over the world is invited by the United Nations General Assembly to celebrate 2022 as the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development.
The year will officially open 8th July 2022 with the opening ceremony at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. The official closing ceremony will be held 15 December 2023.
An updated schedule of events all over the world, will be kept on this website and information about them will be shared through social media accounts, a newsletter and press releases.
Who can approve an event, a program, or an initiative to be included in the official IYBSSD program?
What should an event, a program, or an initiative address to be included in the official IYBSSD program?
- Basic sciences
Research pursued for the advancement of fundamental knowledge without preconceived application in mind, or curiosity driven research.
- Sustainable development
The United Nations Agenda 2030 defines sustainable development through 17 Sustainable Development Goals. An event, a program, or an initiative within IYBSSD must be related to at least two of these SDGs.
All types of people, for whatever differences, must be included as much as possible in the project from the very beginning. The very meaning of inclusivity will vary depending of the place, context and goals.
- Open access
Events, programs, and initiatives approved by IYBSSD must share any outcome with the license CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.
What else is strongly recommended about an event, a program, or an initiative included in the official IYBSSD program?
Scientists from different fields should be associated (human and social sciences included).
- Discuss science
IYBSSD should be an opportunity to improve the role of science in the public debate, with a better information of the public and of policy makers, and with a self-reflection from scientists about the way they do and share science.