Introduction to 2019 World Conference on Science Literacy (WCSL)

Themed on "Science Literacy for Sustainable Development", WCSL 2019 is committed to contributing towards the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, promoting the benign interactions between science and society, pushing ahead the experience and resource sharing between nations in such fields as science education, science communication and science popularization, jointly improving public science literacy, and contributing to the sustainable development of human society. 

  The first WCSL was held in Beijing in September 2018. Chinese President Xi Jinping and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres each sent a congratulatory letter to the conference, which was also attended and addressed by Wang Huning – Member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau and Secretariat of the Central Committee, Communist Party of China. Attended by representatives of 58 national S&T organizations and agencies from 38 countries and regions and 23 international S&T organizations, the first WCSL released the Beijing Declaration, which calls for closer international exchanges and cooperation, and institutional arrangements through discussions and collaboration, as well as the joint efforts on promoting public science literacy. 

  The WCSL of this year will be held on October 16-17, and it will consist of opening ceremony, keynote speeches, plenary forums, thematic sessions, roundtables, field visits and closing ceremony. WCSL 2019 will be attended by approximately 500 participants, including representatives of international and national science organizations, governmental agencies, science and technology NGOs, science communication organizations and institutions, universities and research institutes, as well as administrative personnel, experts, scholars and celebrities from scientific and technological circles, education, business and industry.We sincerely invite the public and the international guests to pay attention to and participate in this event.

International Organizations:

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

International Science Council (ISC)

World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO)

Science Centre World Summit Foundation

ITER in European Commission

National Organizations and Agencies (ordered alphabetically by country names):

National Union of Algerian Scientists and Technologists

Australian Science Communicators

Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology, Cambodia

The BA Planetarium Science Center (PSC), Egypt

Wissenschaft im Dialog (WiD), Germany

Authena Foud, Israel

Association of Engineers, Architects and Graduates in Technological Sciences in Israel (AEAI)

Federation of Association of Science and Technology (FAST)

Hokkaido University, Japan

Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

The International Center for Scientific Collaborations, Kazakhstan (ICSC)
  The Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM)

Penang Tech Center, Malaysia

Myanmar Engineering Council (MEngC)
  Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Nepal
  Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO)
  Pakistan Council For Science And Technology
  Pakistan Science Club
  Papua New Guinea Science and Technology Secretariat
  University of the Philippines Cebu, Philippines
  The Institution of Engineers Rwanda (IER)
  South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA)
  The National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka
  Science Discovery Tanzania
  Council of Science and Technology Association of Thailand (COSTAT)
  Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand
  he Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK)
  Royal Society
  University of Kent, UK
  University of St. Andrews, UK
  Union of Scientific and Engineering Associations of Ukraine (USEAU)
  Ukraine Ranok Publishing Company
  National Foundation for the Improvement of Education, USA
  James Madison University, USA
  Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA)
  Springer Nature
  China Association for Science and Technology

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