Many lives and the world at large have been and are still greatly impacted by science; science has helped to open humanity to achievements that are mind-blowing improving from century to century and year to year. The United Nations chose the 10th of November every year as World Science Day for Peace and Development in order to showcase the importance of science to society.
World Science Day for Peace and Development helps to highlight the significant role of science in everyday living. Over the years, science has been a part of human activities daily, from the alarm clock that wakes us up in the morning to the vehicles that take us to our different destinations and so many other scientific innovations that have helped to improve human existence.
The Objectives for the celebration of this day has been well spelt out by the initiators. World Science Day for Peace and Development is laden with the responsibilities of strengthening the awareness of the public about the role of science in building peaceful and sustainable societies, to ensure the use of science for the benefit of the societies and to also expose challenges faced by science.
The theme for this year’s celebration of World Science Day for Peace and Development is “Open science, leaving no one behind”. The idea behind the theme for this year is to make scientific discuss which include research, results, data, hypotheses etc more open to the societies. Open science will bridge the gap in accessing Science, Technology and Innovation (STI).
Peace and Conflict Resolution Resource Centre (PEACrEc) commemorate the World Science Day for Peace and Development. We believe that as the theme for this year implies, Open science will further aid Security Communications and peacebuilding. We hereby call on all relevant Stakeholders and Governments to invest more in scientific discoveries and to promote solidarity among nations for shared science so as to attain a peaceful world.