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Motion on World Science Day for Peace and Development

The African National Congress moves without notice: That the House

1) notes that World Science Day for Peace and Development is annually celebrated r on November 10th to highlight the important role that science has in society;
2) further notes that it also underlines the importance and relevance of science in our daily lives;
3) understands that by linking science more closely with society, World Science Day for Peace and Development aims to ensure that citizens are kept informed of developments in science;
4) recalls that the Day offers the opportunity to mobilize all actors around the topic of science for peace and development, from government officials to the media and to school pupils;
5) remembers that since its proclamation by UNESCO in 2001, World Science Day for Peace and Development has generated many concrete projects, programmes and funding for science around the world;
6) welcomes this year's theme as 'Science for Global Understanding'; and
7) calls upon governments to use this day to publicly affirm their commitment to increased support for scientific initiatives that help society.

     
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