World Science Day for Peace and Development


Created by Razan Jilani

Events worldwide

We invite everyone to celebrate science on this Day. It's success of the World Science Day for Peace and Development depends on the active involvement of many partners, including civil society, scientific and research institutions, professional associations, the media, science teachers and schools.

Below are a few examples of events organized around the world.

Organized every 2 years, the forum is one of the world’s major science events. It brings together over 600 scientists and provides linkages between scientists, industry and policy makers to focus on the social and economic relevance, influence and responsibilities of science. This edition of the forum is organized Under the theme "Science for Peace" The 2017 World Science Forum will will take place in Jordan, at the heart of a region where countless civilizations have had to innovate to survive, where innovative adaptation and cultural exchange have gone hand in hand over many millennia. A special celebration of the World Science Day for Peace and Development will take place on 10 November.

Building on its global debut last November, the world’s science centers and science museums are pleased to announce the 2017 International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD) for Friday, November 10, in conjunction with UN’s World Science Day for Peace and Development. Join them as they celebrate and demonstrate our institutions as the Earth’s most influential combined force for engaging the public with science, technology, related civic decision-making, and direct action to solve the critical issues facing the planet.

Albanian Ministry of Education, Sports and Youth and UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe.

On 9-10 November, in cooperation with the Albanian Ministry of Education, Sports and Youth, our Office will be conducting a 2-day training for teachers of science, both primary and secondary schools, on how to apply Inquiry-learning and Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) to better empower both girls and boys in the science classroom. Many of the skills and ideas presented are coming from the lessons learned from the Ark of Inquiry project, an EU-funded teacher training project our office has been implementing in Europe on IBSE. Around 40 teachers will be present for the training, which will involve hands-on learning activities. On the second day of the training, World Science Day, we foresee to invite members of the Albanian Women in Science network to join in as invaluable resources for teachers, both to potentially assist with inquiry activities in the classroom, in their fields of expertise and also to serve as new role models for girls and boys alike in the sciences.

South Australian Museum

Launch of new book Australia’s Dangerous Snakes: Identification, Biology and Envenoming. This book and associated launch challenges the perceptions, fears and phobias that communities have about snakes, and seeks to reposition snakes as an important part of our environment with extraordinary adaptations.

Andrea Murphy
Organization: South Australian Museum
Postal Address: GPO Box 234 Adelaide 5001
City: Adelaide
Area Code: 5000
State/Province: South Australia
Country: Australia
Tel: +61 475 834 072


Engineering Based Innovation.

Fuad Gena
Postal Address: 84
City: Adama,Ethiopia
Area Code: 251
State/Province: Oromiya
Country: Ethiopia
E-mail: or
Tel: 251909505401

Aketh Innovation Robotics Lab

As a Robotics Lab, our main educational objective is to help students (of primary and junior secondary level) understand that our lives are deeply connected with science. This can be achieved with Robotics hands-on activities that promote the interdisciplinary concept among different kind of science, and not only.

We plan to organize classroom discussion to emphasize the many different ways science and technology touch our daily lives. This will happen on Saturday, 11th November 2017, during the Robotics lessons of our Lab. The event will be published in our facebook account:

Eleftheria Karagiorgou
Organization: Aketh Innovation Robotics Lab
Postal Address: Fournonision 4
City: Trikala
Area Code: 42132
State/Province: Thessaly
Country: Greece
Fax: +302431079768
Tel: +302431024697

Department of Botany, SVU College of Sciences, Sri Venkateswara University

  1. Essay Writing Competition, Elocution, Quiz for Postgraduate students of Science Departments in the University. Topic : Science for Global Understanding
  2. Discussion and Debate on “Science for “Science for Global Understanding”– Emerging Scientific issues in the world” for Research Scholars (Doctoral Students & Research Scholars)
  3. Discussion with eminent scholars with budding young researchers

Mr. Mitta. Mahendra Nath, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Botany, SVU College of Sciences ,Sri Venkateswara University.
Organization: Department of Botany, SVU College of Sciences , Sri Venkateswara University,Tirupati 517502,Andhra Pradesh,India.
Postal Address: Department of Botany, SVU College of Sciences , Sri Venkateswara University.
City: Tirupati, Area Code: 517502, State: Andhra Pradesh
Country: India
Tel: +91-8500819840

ICAR-Indian Institute of Seed Science

Lecture from Scientists, essay and elocution competitions at nearby School.

Dr. S.P. Jeevan Kumar
Organization: ICAR-Indian Institute of Seed Science
Postal Address: ICAR-IISS campus, NBAIM post, Kushmaur
City: Mau
Area Code: 275103
State/Province: Uttar Pradesh
Country: India
Tel: +91- 0547- 2530326-152 (Extn.)

Amba School for Excellence

Our school has organized to celebrate World Science Day by giving highlights of WSDPD to students and making them aware of the purpose and activities of this day. We are also going to remember and talk about well-known scientists without their efforts our easy and luxurious lives are not possible and we should be thankful to them. We are going to encourage the students for doing projects and get involve in science by giving them participation certificates for National Children Science Congress event on this special day.

Miss Durva Parekh
Organization: Amba School for Excellence
Postal Address: Amba School for Excellence, Tri-mandir sankul, Ahmedabad-kalol highway, Adalaj
City: Gandhinagar
Area Code: 382421
State/Province: Gujarat
Country: India
Tel: +91 7405401328

Gujarat Science City

The programme include scientific interaction and demonstration and will start at 10.00 hrs in Science City. About 200 school and college students are being invited to participate the interactive session in the morning.

Dr Narottam Sahoo
Organization: Gujarat Science City
Postal Address: Science City Road, Ahmedabad 380 060
City: Ahmedabad
Area Code: 3380 060
State/Province: Gujarat
Country: India
Tel: 091 79 6522 2127/28

Sunbeam Matric & CBSE Schools

We have an ISRO scientist, Mr Ankur Kushwaha, visiting to give the students a talk.

Dr George Arvind
Organization: Sunbeam CBSE school
Postal Address: no 128, mettukulam
City: Vellore
Area Code: 632006
State/Province: Tamilnadu
Country: India
Tel: +91 8903890000
Facebook event link:

Department of Animal Biotechnology, LUVAS

Scientific talks

Dr. Minakshi Prasad, X Professor & Head
Organization: Department of Animal Biotechnology, LUVAS
Postal Address: COVS
City: Hisar
Area Code: 125004
State/Province: Haryana
Country: India

Balbriggan Educate Together School

Assembly and discussion session for 6th classes making links between Science, Peace and everyday life. We have just completed Human Rights Month and the children have been learning about the Global Goals, so the discussion will follow use the Global Goals as a backdrop.

Rachel McGloughlin
Organization: Balbriggan Educate Together School
City: Co. Dublin
State/Province: Balbriggan
Country: Ireland

IIS “Marconi-Guarasci” Istituto tecnico Economico Rogliano (Cs)

Lesson and dissemination in my school and I created an event on eTwinning platform to publicize this date.

Rosa Marincola
Organization: IIS “Marconi-Guarasci” Istituto tecnico Economico Rogliano (Cs)
Postal Address: 87054
City: Rogliano
State/Province: region Calabria / Cosenza
Country: Italy

Pantheon Guard of Honor National Institute Rome/ UPTER University State High School Secondary and Primary Schools Anzio

UN SDGs Vertical Curricula for Education and Culture Diplomacy Peace and Development at Rome Pantheon UNESCO World Heritage

Alexandra d’Epiro Dusmet de Beaulieu TeachSDGs Ambassador
Organization: Pantheon Guard of Honor National Institute Rome/ UPTER University State High School Secondary and Primary Schools Anzio
Postal Address: via della Minerva 20 Rome/ via Nerone 1 Anzio
City: Anzio
Area Code:00186 Rome/ 00042 Anzio
State/Province: Italy/Rome
Country: Italy
Tel: 0039 333 4748048

Didafisica (Association for the diffusion of scientific culture)

La scienza che vede lontano … anche quando non guarda. L'imaging quantistico.

(The science that sees far ... even when it does not look. Quantum Imaging.)

A talk about quantum imaging by Professor Milena D'Angelo (Department of Physics, University of Bari Aldo Moro). The talk (in Italian) will take place at Trani municipal library "Giovanni Bovio" and it is aimed at the general public for informing citizens of developments in science and promoting the diffusion of scientific culture. The event is organized in collaboration with Trani municipality' s Culture Coucillor, the Department of Physics and the Interuniversity Center "Seminar of History of Science" of University of Bari Aldo Moro.

Laurora Angela
Organization: Didafisica (Association for the diffusion of scientific culture)
Postal Address: Corso Vittorio Emanuele n. 255
City: Trani
Area Code:76125
State/Province: BT
Country: Italy

Al-Jizah school for teaching Syrian refugees

data show about space and one of the most famous scientists (Nicola Tesla) and environmental pollution

Jumana Ayed Taamseh
Organization: Al-Jizah school for teaching Syrian refugees
Postal Address: Amman_Al-Jizah. zip code :16010
City: Amman
Area Code: +962
State/Province: Amman
Country: Jordan
Tel: +962776265712

Universe Awareness

Here at Universe Awareness, we are always working on inspiring people around the world to organise science outreach activities and share their experiences so they can inspire others with science and astronomy. Because of World Science Day for Peace and Development, we have published a news update to announce this special day to our community and inspire them to participate or organise events and activities.

Michael de Korte
Organization: Universe Awareness
Country: Netherlands

Abdou Moumouni University

Online discussion on the role of mobile technologies for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (comments are currently gathered through:

Sidi Zakari Ibrahim
Organization: Abdou Moumouni University
Postal Address: 10896
City: Niamey
Country: Niger
Tel: 0022789131415---0022780897828

Salem University Lokoja

The department of International Relations and Diplomacy Salem University Lokoja Kogi state has planned a debate and talk show to mark the world science day thereby increasing awareness on the relevance of science to world peace and development. The event is scheduled to hold today the 10th of November 2017 at the school's theater by 1pm, and it is to be attended by all students and lecturers of the university.

Achema Ojoma Dorcas
Organization: Salem University Lokoja
Postal Address: pmb 1060, km 16 lokoja-ajaokuta road by lokoja road.
City: Lokoja
State/Province: kogi
Country: Nigeria
Tel: +2347036247454

Stars Group of College and Acadmies

We have planned a talk about science contributing for PEACE and DEVELOPMENT for world science day. We invite Dr. Muhammad Mustafa (Asst. Professor at Forman Christen University) as a speaker to describe his views about science and motivate students to study science and contribute to peace and development in the world of science.

Organization: Stars Group of College and Acadmies
Postal Address: House# 22/D street# 29 khuda baksh colony Rasheed pura Mughal pura Lahore Pakistan
City: Lahore
Area Code: 54840
State/Province: Punjab
Country: Pakistan
Tel: +92-312-4733188

University of the Philippines College of Science Student Council, AGHAM – Advocates of Science and Techonology for the People, Agham Youth and March for Science Alliance

November 6, 2017
01:00 – 05:00PM Philippine time
College of Science Administration Auditorium, National Science Complex, UP Diliman, Quezon City

  1. Plenary forum on World Science Day: Science for Global Understanding
  2. Educational Discussion: State of Philippine Environment and Basic Environmental Orientation
  3. Educational Discussion: State of Science and Technology in the Philippines and National Industrialization
  4. Photo Exhibit of previous World Science Day celebrations and tribute to scientists


  • University of the Philippines College of Science Student Council
  • AGHAM – Advocates of Science and Techonology for the People
  • Agham Youth
  • March for Science Alliance

Ezron Cabrera
Organization: Agham Youth
Postal Address: #2 2/F Elden Tejada Building, K-H Street, West Kamias
City: Quezon City
Area Code: 1102
State/Province: Metro Manila
Country: Philippines
Tel: (02)2824129
Tel: (02)2824129

Avram-Iancu Secondary School

Students will connect peace and development sciences to drawings, posters, papers, and debates.

Riscau Olga-Marta
Organization: Avram-Iancu Secondary School
Postal Address: street
City: Turda
Area Code: 401001
State/Province: Cluj
Country: Romania
Tel: 0264/312058


I am currently the teacher of a specialised course on Scientific English, at the Escuela Oficial de Idiomas in San Cristóbal de La Laguna (Spain). We are a specialized state language school, catering for students who are 16+. In our School we teach English, French, German and Russian.. We have 3,000+ students.

The course I am in charge of caters for PhD students and Doctors who work/research at the University of La Laguna, and other research institutes in the area.

This week I have organised a trip to the Museum of the Science and the Cosmos. Some volunteer students have previously been provided with the explanations of the exhibits in the Museum in English, which they will learn so as to the day of the visit explain them to the rest of their classmates, in English, of course.

I did this activity last year with three other groups, and it was a complete success.

Postal Address: CALLE JORGE MANRIQUE, 18
Area Code: 38205
Country: SPAIN
Tel: +34 636 32 89 18

Permanent International Secretariat of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS Secretariat)

On 20 November 2017, in Vilnius, Lithuania, Amb Maira Mora, Director General of the CBSS Secretariat, during the plenary session “The Role of Gender Equality in ERA Development” of the GENERA Conference “Accelerating ERA Development in STEM by Promotion of Gender Equality in Research” will introduce the attendants to the thematic outline of the World Science Day for Peace and Development 2017 and her statement “Director General´s Statement On the Occasion of the World Science Day for Peace and Development 2017”. The planned activity is aligned with the UNESCO invitation to spread the word in the two following manners:

  • “diffuse World Science Day for Peace and Development in your institution or in your town, city or local community, through municipal and state government channels”;
  • “write articles and letters about the importance of science for sustainable societies to the media, including industry trade journals, organization newsletters, and school newspapers”.

Ms Zane Šime
Organization: Permanent International Secretariat of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS Secretariat)
Postal Address: Slussplan 9 P.O. Box 2010
City: Stockholm
Area Code: 103 11
State/Province: Stockholm
Country: Sweden
Tel: +46 8 440 19 25

Centre d’Information des Nations Unies (UNIC Tunis)

A l’occasion de la Journée mondiale de la science au service de la paix et du développement, le Centre d’Information des Nations Unies (UNIC Tunis), l’Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD) en Tunisie et l’Association de la Continuité des Générations (ACG) organisent, le 10 novembre 2017 à Sfax, une table ronde sur le thème : « La recherche au service de la réalisations des Objectifs de Développement durable en Tunisie: quelles priorités ? ».

Organisée en partenariat avec l’Institut Français (IFT) et Radio IFM, la table ronde a pour objectif de stimuler la réflexion sur la contribution de la recherche scientifique à la réalisation des Objectifs de Développement durable en Tunisie.

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Jihed Ghannem
Organization: Centre d’Information des Nations Unies (UNIC Tunis)
Postal Address: 41 Bis Avenue Louis Braille
City: Tunis
Area Code: 1003
Country: Tunisie

Shout! News

Facebook Live events (first product on November 10 on our website, and

Flavius Mihaies
Organization: Shout! News
Postal Address: 1133 15th Street, NW
City: Washington
Area Code: 20005
State/Province: District of Columbia
Country: United States of America
Tel: +1 202 370 1437