November 10 is World Science Day for Peace and Development, or simply World Science Day. Following the agenda of the 1999 conference UNESCO formally established World Science Day by proclaiming it at a general conference in 2001. Globally, the day was first observed on November 10, 2002 and has been widely celebrated around the world ever since.
Every year, UNESCO does a lot of work with government organizations, scientific and educational teams, and the public to spread knowledge about the significance of World Science Day. Major celebrations include: holding open days, to highlight the important role of science in achieving peace and development; round tables and seminars to highlight the impact of science and technology on everyday life.
The popularization of science is essential for the involvement of citizens in society. In this regard, scientific centers and museums are not just sources of information about scientific achievements. They are a place where people are given the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the world around them. Visit to a museum or a science center enriches us with knowledge, develops our creative thinking. Excursions to scientific centers and museums serve as an excellent addition to educational programs, develop an interest in science among young people, and help get rid of false ideas and myths about scientific progress.
The maintenance and development of science is a long-term contribution to the future of the country. Realizing the importance of the task of maintaining and developing science in the state, the leadership of Turkmenistan seeks to ensure the training of its own scientific personnel, improve the quality of education for young people and stimulate scientific activity.
The development of science in Turkmenistan is also facilitated by international cooperation with foreign colleagues, exchange of experience, joint projects in the field of science and technology, internships for young specialists in research centers and universities in Japan, Russia, and EU countries.
2nd Year Student of the Faculty of
International Journalism of the Institute of International Relations
of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan