The United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution proclaiming the Year on 2 December 2021.

We need more basic sciences to achieve Agenda 2030 and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. 

Read the press release “The International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly for 2022”

The Year will help highlight the crucial role of basic sciences for sustainable development, and emphasize their contributions to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

These aims are strongly aligned with the ISC’s mission to increase evidence-informed decision-making on urgent global challenges, and its vision of science as a global public good. The IYBSSD would complement nicely the ISC initiatives to support the 2030 Agenda.

The proposal for the Year was developed by the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP), under the leadership of Michel Spiro, IUPAP President, with the encouragement and support of the ISC and its many members, partner institutions and UNESCO.

For more information on the international year, please see the website at


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