Several international scientific unions, among them ICIAM, have wished to act together as the Founding Unions to organize an International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD) in 2022, under the aegis of UNESCO and with the collaboration of UNESCO International Basic Sciences Programme (IBSP). Several scientific organizations, the Founding Partners, fully support this initiative.
During IYBSSD, there will be several international events organized by Founding Unions and Founding Partners, with the aim to promote the role of basic sciences in the achievement of the United Nations ‘Sustainable Development Goals’. There will also be communication actions at various scales, and incentives for local, regional, and national organizations to set up their own events with the same aim.
The website of this initiative contains all information about activities, partners, partnerships and other information related to this International Year.
ICIAM is represented in the IYBSSD by Wil Schilders.