World Science Day for Peace and Development 2020

Celebrated each year on 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 focus this year is on “Science for and with society in dealing with the global pandemic.” The National Research Foundation of South Africa, in a press release, has recognized the role of science including astronomy and the efforts of the OAD and the global astro4dev community in the fight against COVID-19.

NRF Press Release on Science, Astronomy, COVID-19