The UN General Assembly has adopted, by consensus, a resolution proclaiming the period 2024-2033 as the International Decade of Science for Sustainable Development. In this resolution, the UN body proclaims this decade “within existing structures and available resources, to represent a unique opportunity for humanity to use the critical role that sciences play in the pursuit of sustainable development in its three dimensions as one of the key means of implementation as well as in responding to the complex challenges of our time to ensure a safe and prosperous future for all”.
The text calls on the international community to raise awareness of the importance of all sciences for sustainable development, and to participate actively, in line with national priorities, in promoting a coordinated and concerted scientific approach providing decision-makers with the analysis and observation-based data needed to develop and effectively implement policies aimed at ensuring that no one is left behind.
By virtue of this resolution, the UN GA also invites the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, in collaboration with other relevant bodies of the UN system, as well as other stakeholders, including those involved in the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development, to lead the implementation of the Decade by defining and developing activities and programs within their mandates and available resources and with voluntary contributions.
This article was first published by Maroc Diplomatique