International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development

The UN General Assembly has accepted by consensus a resolution proclaiming 2022 as the “International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development.” The resolution was presented by Honduras and co-sponsored by 36 countries, including Brazil, India, Israel, Japan, Russian Federation, South Africa, Thailand, and Vietnam.

IYBSSD 2022 will, therefore, be inaugurated on 1 July 2022 with an opening conference at the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) headquarters in Paris, France. The year will conclude in June 2023.

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