The World Science and Peace Day, marked this year under the theme "Open Science, Never Let Go," focuses on efforts to bring science closer to society.
Founded by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2001, this event aims to highlight the important role of science in society and the need to involve the general public in discussions on growing scientific issues in order to adapt the importance and importance of science in everyday life. life.
Open science, an issue that is increasingly attracting the attention of the non-scientific community, significantly increases collaboration and scientific breakthroughs, facilitates the adoption of well-tailored technologies, and drives goal achievement. Sustainable development, especially in Africa, developing countries and developing countries (SIDS) is a UNESCO responsibility.
Despite the progress made in recent years, the UN organization continues to notice large differences between regions and countries in terms of access to, and benefits of, science, technology and innovation. Open science is also an important step in addressing inequality and filling existing gaps.
"The breakthroughs that science has made in recent decades have changed our living conditions. Science and its myriad applications now determine all aspects of human life," UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay said in a message on the occasion.
“The innovations produced are a chance for the development of our societies. They are improving our well-being, making our daily lives easier, pushing boundaries that have seemed unchanged, in medicine, transportation, communication, knowledge sharing … They are the engine of growth and wealth, "he added. We have the same source.
In Mrs. Azoulay's eyes, modern science is the "legacy of human intelligence" that seeks out, explores, invents for centuries and thousands, because they belong to all of humanity and are "common good" whose fruits must benefit everyone.
Science as the ultimate comprehensive society fosters collaboration and discovery in all fields of science, taking full advantage of data multiplication, the immediacy of communication and the digitization of knowledge storage systems, according to a recent study on the subject by UNESCO.
Joining the MAP, Bahia Ouenzar, professor of life and land science at Rabat, stressed the importance of this day, which perfectly reflects the "necessity" of science and its impact on daily development. "Without science, there is no development. Any new scientific discovery allows one to improve their knowledge, their way of life, to think and exploit new horizons," he said. she confirmed.
And to emphasize that science, or rather science, must be at the service of all mankind, in the sense that they have created incredible and very useful innovations for man, especially increasing life expectancy, hence the interest in the term "open science."
Today, celebrated on Sunday, there will be numerous events and discussions by representatives of scientific communities around the world.