Opening Ceremony of the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD 2022)

The International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD), celebrated in 2022, recognises that basic sciences are vital to attain sustainable development and to improve the quality of life for people all over the world.

At the Opening Ceremony, which will take place at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, and will be streamed online, Ministers in charge of Scientific Research, Higher Education and Innovation will debate with scientists about the importance of basic sciences in addressing the challenges set up by the UN’s 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Scientists from different parts of the world will explain their work to build a more sustainable future, along the themes of IYBSSD 2022:

  • Strengthening the presence and the visibility of women
  • Basic sciences as sources of international dialogue and peace
  • Science as a global public good
  • Innovation and economic development
  • Education and human development
  • Meeting global challenges

This opening ceremony is an important step in the journey that scientists, citizens and policymakers will take together throughout this International Year to ensure that basic science plays a full role in efforts to achieve more sustainable development around the world.

ALLEA is an active supporter of the project and part of the network of international science organisations behind this initiative.


8 July 2022

8.30  to 17.30


Hybrid event

Open to the public.

Registration for in-person attendance is mandatory.

Register here



7 Pl. de Fontenoy

75007, Paris, France