World Science Day for Peace and Development

World Science Day for Peace and Development was established in 2001 by UNESCO.  

Celebrated every 10 November, World Science Day for Peace and Development highlights the significant role of science in society and the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues. It also underlines the importance and relevance of science in our daily lives. (

The theme for 2019 is "Open science, leaving no one behind." 

Open Science is not only an issue of science being open to the research community, as in “open access” and “open data” but refers to a science open to society.
In spite of the progress made in recent years, we are still witnessing great disparities across and within different regions and different countries when it comes to accessing science, technology and innovation (STI) and enjoying their benefits. To address these disparities and close the existing STI gaps, Open Science is an important step in the right direction.

In this exhibition you will find collections on topics such as environmental design, health and sanitation, science education, and disaster preparedness. The exhibition also acknowledges that scholars in Muslim societies have long been applying insights gained through scientific exploration to the well-being of both individuals and societies in a collection on the history of science

This exhibitions and the associated collections are a representative sample of the material available in this online library.   We invite you to contact us with comments or suggestions, and to continue exploring on your own.  See the Using Archnet collection if assistance.  

--Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT

Created by Michael A. Toler, Archnet Content Manager, November 2014

Updated November 2019



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