1 Updates

Science, technology key to forging sustainable future: UN

Nov 11 2013, 8:26pm CST | by IANS

United Nations, Nov 12 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday highlighted the vital role of science and technology in promoting peace and development, while calling on the international community to harness the power of science for the greater good.

United Nations, Nov 12 — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday highlighted the vital role of science and technology in promoting peace and development, while calling on the international community...

Filed under: news

Full Story below YouTube Videos

 
 

 

23 weeks ago

Science, technology key to forging sustainable future: UN

Nov 11 2013, 8:26pm CST | by IANS

United Nations, Nov 12 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday highlighted the vital role of science and technology in promoting peace and development, while calling on the international community to harness the power of science for the greater good.

United Nations, Nov 12 — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday highlighted the vital role of science and technology in promoting peace and development, while calling on the international community to harness the power of science for the greater good.

"Science and technology have crucial roles to play in promoting progress and peace from climate change to public health; from food security to sanitation; from disarmament to disaster preparedness," reported Xinhua citing Ban in his message for the International Week of Science and Peace.

"Ours is the first generation with the knowledge and the tools to end extreme poverty. Ours is the generation that must and can, with the technologies already at our disposal forge a path towards a sustainable future," he said.

The International Week seeks to generate greater awareness of the relationship of science and peace among the general public, and encourage academic discussions on the issue.

The General Assembly adopted a resolution 25 years ago, which proclaims the International Week of Science and Peace to take place each year during the week in which Nov 11 falls.

"One key challenge is to promote 'pro-poor' research that addresses the needs of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people, such as small-scale farmers," Ban said. "Other imperatives include closing the digital divide in access to information technology and expanding education to better train young people for jobs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math."

The UN chief said the international community also has the responsibility to protect all mankind against the destructive uses of scientific achievement and capacity, most notably by working for a nuclear-weapon-free world and to contain the spread of other weapons of mass destruction.

IANS

Source: IANS

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Reports On The Death Of The iPad Are Greatly Exaggerated
Apple’s second quarter results were announced today by CEO Tim Cook (Mark Rogowsky has more coverage here on Forbes). As part of the earnings call, Cook talked about the sales and acceptance of the iPad. Sales are lower...
 
 
Apple Q2 Earnings Live: Surprise! Better EPS, Stock Split, Bigger Dividend As iPhone Soars, iPad Falls
Apple destroyed forecasts with a $45.6B quarter buoyed by strong gross margins. That, along with aggressive share repurchases, allowed the company to blow past earnings expectations and report $11.62 per share, against...
 
 
Apple Splits Stock 7-For-1, Will Splash $130B In Cash On Investors
Talk about burying the lede. Apple announced a 7-for-1 stock split Wednesday, but not until the last sentence of a press release heralding an upsized capital return program to $130 billion and alongside the company’s...
 
 
Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple plans to buy back an additional $30 billion of its stock, raise its quarterly dividend by 8 percent and split its stock for the first time in nine years. The commitment...
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Zynga founder Pincus leaving operations role
NEW YORK (AP) — Online game maker Zynga's founder Mark Pincus is stepping down as chief product officer, less than a year after he was replaced as the company's CEO, as the company's sales slide. Zynga...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Courteney Cox sparks engagement rumors
Courteney Cox has sparked rumors she is engaged to Johnny McDaid. The former 'Friends' actress, who started dating the Snow Patrol frontman in September, was spotted wearing a huge diamond ring on her engagement finger...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Reports On The Death Of The iPad Are Greatly Exaggerated
Apple’s second quarter results were announced today by CEO Tim Cook (Mark Rogowsky has more coverage here on Forbes). As part of the earnings call, Cook talked about the sales and acceptance of the iPad. Sales are lower...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Prefabulous World: Energy-Efficient And Sustainable Homes Around The Globe
Recently, I interviewed Sheri Koones, author of the new book titled Prefabulous World: Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Homes Around the Globe, which features sophisticated examples of eco-friendly home design in...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Note to Airlines: Start Talking to Your Customers
When it comes to air travel, there’s certainly no shortage of bad customer stories. A report released last week by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund pored through five years of airline passenger complaints to the Department...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Apple Splits Stock 7-For-1, Will Splash $130B In Cash On Investors
Talk about burying the lede. Apple announced a 7-for-1 stock split Wednesday, but not until the last sentence of a press release heralding an upsized capital return program to $130 billion and alongside the company’s...
Read more on Business Balla
 
John Baker's Desire2Learn Is Leading Education Transformation
A Series of Forbes Insights Profiles of Thought Leaders Changing the Business Landscape:  John Baker, Founder and CEO, Desire2Learn… Desire2Learn (D2L) is transforming education through technology.  The Waterloo,...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Fitness For Duty: Exercise Can Make You A Better Leader
Okay. Even with a few late snows, spring is officially here. Birds are chirping. Trees and flowers are blossoming, The weather’s warming up. We’re running out of excuses for not beginning some sort of regimen to trim...
Read more on Business Balla
 
One League's Strategy To Keep Youth Sports Fun: Let Kids Play In Costumes
The Arkansas United Soccer Club has come upon, I think, what is a great idea for any youth sports organization preaching that it wants kids to have fun: putting on games in which its players dress in costume, rather...
Read more on Business Balla
 
New Research Reveals How Africa Tweets
Twitter activity in Africa during the last quarter of 2013 peaked on the day of Nelson Mandela’s death, according to How Africa Tweets, a new study analyzing Twitter activity on the continent. In an interview with Allan...
Read more on Business Balla
 
 
Auto Balla Sexy Balla Sport Balla TV Balla Politics Balla Movie Balla Apple Balla Business Balla Ad Balla Celebrity Balla