|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.
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)
Penang Tech Center, Malaysia
Myanmar Engineering Council (MEngC)