8 November 2019

UNAI Quiz: World Science Day for Peace and Development

World Science Day for Peace and Development is 10 November! The day underlines the importance and relevance of science in our daily lives and highlights the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues. It also underscores the role scientists play in broadening our understanding of the remarkable, fragile planet we call home and in making our societies more sustainable.

The Day is related to Sustainable Development Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure. Technological progress can advance efforts to achieve environmental objectives, such as increased resource and energy-efficiency, increased mobile services that better connect people and increased efficiency in manufacturing and production. On World Science Day for Peace and Development let’s embrace open science as a tool for making science more accessible, the scientific process more inclusive and the outputs of science more readily available for all!

Test your knowledge of the World Science Day for Peace and Development!

Correct! Open Science is not only an issue of science being open to the research community, as in “open access” and “open data” but includes science being open to society. In spite of the progress made in recent years, we are still witnessing great disparities across and within different regions and different countries when it comes to accessing science, technology and innovation (STI) and enjoying their benefits. To address these disparities and close the existing STI gaps, Open Science is an important step in the right direction. Open communication of the scientific data, results, hypotheses and opinions, lie at the very heart of the scientific process. In this context, Open Science is the growing global movement to make scientific research and data accessible to all. Open Science has the potential to significantly increase scientific collaboration and discovery and to facilitate adoption of the well‐adapted technologies. It can be a game changer for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly in Africa, developing countries, and Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

Incorrect. The correct answer is A. Open Science is not only an issue of science being open to the research community, as in “open access” and “open data” but includes science being open to society. In spite of the progress made in recent years, we are still witnessing great disparities across and within different regions and different countries when it comes to accessing science, technology and innovation (STI) and enjoying their benefits. To address these disparities and close the existing STI gaps, Open Science is an important step in the right direction. Open communication of the scientific data, results, hypotheses and opinions, lie at the very heart of the scientific process. In this context, Open Science is the growing global movement to make scientific research and data accessible to all. Open Science has the potential to significantly increase scientific collaboration and discovery and to facilitate adoption of the well‐adapted technologies. It can be a game changer for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly in Africa, developing countries, and Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

Incorrect. The correct answer is A. Open Science is not only an issue of science being open to the research community, as in “open access” and “open data” but includes science being open to society. In spite of the progress made in recent years, we are still witnessing great disparities across and within different regions and different countries when it comes to accessing science, technology and innovation (STI) and enjoying their benefits. To address these disparities and close the existing STI gaps, Open Science is an important step in the right direction. Open communication of the scientific data, results, hypotheses and opinions, lie at the very heart of the scientific process. In this context, Open Science is the growing global movement to make scientific research and data accessible to all. Open Science has the potential to significantly increase scientific collaboration and discovery and to facilitate adoption of the well‐adapted technologies. It can be a game changer for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly in Africa, developing countries, and Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

Correct! Since its proclamation by UNESCO in 2001, World Science Day for Peace and Development has generated many concrete projects, programs and funding for science around the world. The day has also helped foster cooperation between scientists, one example being the UNESCO-supported creation of the Israeli-Palestinian Science Organization (IPSO).

Incorrect. The correct answer is B. Since its proclamation by UNESCO in 2001, World Science Day for Peace and Development has generated many concrete projects, programs and funding for science around the world. The day has also helped foster cooperation between scientists, one example being the UNESCO-supported creation of the Israeli-Palestinian Science Organization (IPSO).

Incorrect. The correct answer is B. Since its proclamation by UNESCO in 2001, World Science Day for Peace and Development has generated many concrete projects, programs and funding for science around the world. The day has also helped foster cooperation between scientists, one example being the UNESCO-supported creation of the Israeli-Palestinian Science Organization (IPSO).

Correct! The World Science Forum is a major biennial event co-organized by UNESCO that provides a platform for science and society to come together and discuss the emerging issues affecting science, policy and society. Every two years, UNESCO, together with the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS) and the International Council for Science (ICSU), organizes the World Science Forum, providing a unique global platform for fruitful dialogue on new emerging issues affecting science, policy and society. It brings together over 900 scientists, policy makers, industry, representatives of the civil society and the media to set out the common tasks ahead in tackling these issues. The World Science Forum is one of the leading events of global science policy today.

Incorrect. The correct answer is A. The World Science Forum is a major biennial event co-organized by UNESCO that provides a platform for science and society to come together and discuss the emerging issues affecting science, policy and society. Every two years, UNESCO, together with the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS) and the International Council for Science (ICSU), organizes the World Science Forum, providing a unique global platform for fruitful dialogue on new emerging issues affecting science, policy and society. It brings together over 900 scientists, policy makers, industry, representatives of the civil society and the media to set out the common tasks ahead in tackling these issues. The World Science Forum is one of the leading events of global science policy today.

Incorrect. The correct answer is A. The World Science Forum is a major biennial event co-organized by UNESCO that provides a platform for science and society to come together and discuss the emerging issues affecting science, policy and society. Every two years, UNESCO, together with the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS) and the International Council for Science (ICSU), organizes the World Science Forum, providing a unique global platform for fruitful dialogue on new emerging issues affecting science, policy and society. It brings together over 900 scientists, policy makers, industry, representatives of the civil society and the media to set out the common tasks ahead in tackling these issues. The World Science Forum is one of the leading events of global science policy today.

Correct! Science will be essential to reach many of the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and, thus, to ensure a sustainable future. The UNESCO Science Report is one of the tools that countries can use to monitor progress towards the goals of Agenda 2030. Every five years, it analyzes emerging trends in science, technology and innovation policy and governance. The latest edition was published in November 2015. The key message of the Report can be summarized in just four words: more research - better development.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C. Science will be essential to reach many of the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and, thus, to ensure a sustainable future. The UNESCO Science Report is one of the tools that countries can use to monitor progress towards the goals of Agenda 2030. Every five years, it analyzes emerging trends in science, technology and innovation policy and governance. The latest edition was published in November 2015. The key message of the Report can be summarized in just four words: more research - better development.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C. Science will be essential to reach many of the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and, thus, to ensure a sustainable future. The UNESCO Science Report is one of the tools that countries can use to monitor progress towards the goals of Agenda 2030. Every five years, it analyzes emerging trends in science, technology and innovation policy and governance. The latest edition was published in November 2015. The key message of the Report can be summarized in just four words: more research - better development.

Correct. The STEM and Gender Advancement project (SAGA) aims to help reduce the gender gap in STEM fields in all countries at all levels of education and research, by determining, measuring and assessing sex-disaggregated data, as well as undertaking an inventory of policy instruments that affect gender equality in STEM, in order to generate new and improved indicators to support future evidence-based policy making. Moreover, SAGA aims to analyze how policies affect the gender balance in STEM, undertake inventories of STI gender equality policies, develop new and better indicators to provide tools for evidence-based policy-making, build capacity in Member States for data collection on gender in STEM, and prepare methodological documents to support the collection of statistics.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C. The STEM and Gender Advancement project (SAGA) aims to help reduce the gender gap in STEM fields in all countries at all levels of education and research, by determining, measuring and assessing sex-disaggregated data, as well as undertaking an inventory of policy instruments that affect gender equality in STEM, in order to generate new and improved indicators to support future evidence-based policy making. Moreover, SAGA aims to analyze how policies affect the gender balance in STEM, undertake inventories of STI gender equality policies, develop new and better indicators to provide tools for evidence-based policy-making, build capacity in Member States for data collection on gender in STEM, and prepare methodological documents to support the collection of statistics.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C. The STEM and Gender Advancement project (SAGA) aims to help reduce the gender gap in STEM fields in all countries at all levels of education and research, by determining, measuring and assessing sex-disaggregated data, as well as undertaking an inventory of policy instruments that affect gender equality in STEM, in order to generate new and improved indicators to support future evidence-based policy making. Moreover, SAGA aims to analyze how policies affect the gender balance in STEM, undertake inventories of STI gender equality policies, develop new and better indicators to provide tools for evidence-based policy-making, build capacity in Member States for data collection on gender in STEM, and prepare methodological documents to support the collection of statistics.

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