Webinars on International Decade of Sciences for Sustainable Development

Join Upcoming Webinars to Learn About the Earth-Humanity Coalition and the International Decade of Sciences for Sustainable Development

Two informative webinars are scheduled for June 2024, offering insights into the Earth-Humanity Coalition (EHC) and the United Nations' newly proclaimed International Decade of Sciences for Sustainable Development (IDSSD). These one-hour sessions are set for:

18 June 2024, at 4:00 PM GMT. Register here.

19 June 2024, at 5:45 AM GMT. Register here.

During these webinars, Michel Spiro, Chair of the EHC Steering Committee and other key figures will introduce the Earth-Humanity Coalition, discuss its mission and address questions about its efforts to support the IDSSD.

In August 2023, the United Nations declared the International Decade of Sciences for Sustainable Development (2024-2033) following extensive efforts by the Steering Committee of the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD). This decade aims to leverage scientific advancements to promote sustainable development worldwide. The resolution of the UN General Assembly can be accessed here.

UNESCO has been tasked with preparing and implementing the IDSSD programme, in collaboration with international, regional and national scientific organizations, the private sector and other relevant UN entities and governments.

In December 2023, key committees from the IYBSSD, including leaders from the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP), The Club of Rome, the UNESCO-MOST BRIDGES Coalition and the World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS), formed The Earth-Humanity Coalition. This coalition is dedicated to operationalizing the IDSSD programme through global partnerships.

The first general assembly of the EHC was held on 16 April 2024. The assembly led to the decision to organize webinars to introduce the EHC to institutions and organizations that supported the IYBSSD, encouraging them to join the coalition and contribute to developing integrated models of knowledge production across various domains, including indigenous, traditional and local knowledge systems.

For more information and to download the Charter of The Earth-Humanity Coalition, visit this link.

The IAP invites all interested people to join in this vital initiative by registering for one of the upcoming webinars.