ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 11th Nov, 2016 ) :International Week of Science and Peace is being observed nationally and internationally with an aim to celebrate the universal connection between science and peace. The week, started with science day celebrations on November 10, was first observed during 1986 as part of the observance of the International Year of Peace. Different public and private departments are organizing series of events including seminars, discussion programmes and other events as part of the week-long celebrations.
The organizers sought to encourage the broadest possible international participation in the observance. Based on the success of the 1986 observance, the organizers continued their efforts in successive years. In recognition of the value of the annual observance. The General Assembly adopted resolution 43/61 in December 1988, which proclaims the "International Week of Science and Peace", to take place each year during the week in which 11 November falls.
The annual observance of the International Week of Science and Peace is making an important contribution to the promotion of peace. The Week encourages greater academic exchanges on a subject of universal importance while also generating greater awareness of the relationship of science and peace among the general public. Based on observances of Science and Peace Week to date, it may be expected that participation each year will increase, contributing to greater international understanding and opportunities for co- operation in the applications of science for the promotion of peace throughout the year.