On November 10, UNESCO celebrates the World Science Day for Peace and Development. This Day highlights the important 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.

By linking science more closely with society, World Science Day for Peace and Development aims to ensure that citizens are kept informed of developments in science.

In 2017, the Day is celebrated under the theme 'Science for Global Understanding'.

Since its proclamation by UNESCO in 2001, the World Science Day for Peace and Development has generated many concrete projects and programmes for science around the world.