World Science Day for Peace and Development 2021:


Why in the news?

World Science Day for Peace and Development is celebrated every year on November 10 every year.


  • The day aims to underscore the role scientists play in broadening our understanding of our planet
  • The day is celebrated to highlight the significant role of science in society and the urgent need to engage the public in debates on scientific issues.

Key points:

  • This year marks the 20th edition of World Science Day for Peace and Development.
  • This year World Science Day for Peace and Development will focus on climate change more than anything else.
  • World Science Day was demonstrated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2001.
  •  It was celebrated for the first time in 2002.
  • Theme of the year:  “Building Climate-Ready Communities”

World Science Day for Peace and Development 2021: Significance

  • To strengthen awareness about the role of science for peaceful and sustainable societies.
  • To promote national and international solidarity for shared science between countries.
  • To draw attention to the challenges faced by science in raising support for the scientific endeavor.
  • To make new national and international commitments to the use of science that will benefit societies.
  • The day also provides an opportunity to show the general public the importance of science in their lives and to engage them in various discussions.

Additional Information:

What is UNESCO?

  • The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was created on 16 November 1945
  • UNESCO has 195 Members and 8 Associate Members and is governed by the General Conference and the Executive Board.


UNESCO's mission is to contribute to the building of a culture of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information.

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