2013 RIO DECLARATION GOES FORWARD TO UN

RIO2013 WORLD SCIENCE FORUM CLOSING DECLARATION COMMITS TO ADVANCE USE OF SCIENCE FOR GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

The closing session of the 6th World Science Forum published its closing declaration with delegates from over 100 countries pledging to advance the use of Science for global sustainable development. The declaration accepted by unanimous vote of the particpants will now be taken forward by UNESCO as a key starting point for preliminary planning of the Post-2015 Millennium Sustainable Development Goals. Based on three days of intense and informed debate, the declaration contains 5 main recommendations for action.

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Programme

Sunday 24 November18:00 - 19:00

OPENING CEREMONY
Municipal Theatre of Rio de Janeiro

Sunday 24 November19:00 - 19:30

UNESCO PRIZE CEREMONY
Municipal Theatre of Rio de Janeiro

Sunday 24 November19:30 - 19:45

CLASSICAL MUSIC PRESENTATION
Municipal Theatre of Rio de Janeiro

Sunday 24 November20:00 - 23:00

RECEPTION
Municipal Theatre of Rio de Janeiro

Monday 25 November09:00 - 10:30

PLENARY SESSION I. "INEQUALITIES AS BARRIERS FOR GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY"
Hotel Windsor Atlantica

Monday 25 November11:00 - 12:30

PLENARY SESSION II. "SCIENCE POLICY AND GOVERNANCE: INVENTING THE FUTURE"
Hotel Windsor Atlantica

Monday 25 November14:00 - 15:30

PLENARY SESSION III. "SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY"
Hotel Windsor Atlantica

Monday 25 November14:00 - 14:30

SPECIAL SESSION
Hotel Windsor Atlantica

Monday 25 November16:00 - 17:30

PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS I. "Amazonia, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development"
Hotel Windsor Atlantica

Monday 25 November16:00 - 17:30

PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS I. "The Medical Challenge of Old Age"
Hotel Windsor Atlantica

Monday 25 November16:00 - 17:30

PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS I. "Science Diplomacy"
Hotel Windsor Atlantica

Monday 25 November17:30 - 19:00

PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS II. "Sustainable Planted Forests"
Hotel Windsor Atlantica

Monday 25 November17:30 - 19:00

PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS II. "Applying Ocean Sciences and Knowledge for Societal Benefit: Demands after Rio+20"
Hotel Windsor Atlantica

Monday 25 November17:30 - 19:00

PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS II. "The Role of Higher Education in Building a Critical Mass for Global Sustainability"
Hotel Windsor Atlantica

Monday 25 November20:00 - 23:00

RECEPTION
Espaco Franklin

Tuesday 26 November09:00 - 10:30

PLENARY SESSION IV. "SCIENCE FOR NATURAL RESOURCES"
Hotel Windsor Atlantica

Tuesday 26 November11:00 - 12:30

PLENARY SESSION V. "SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING EDUCATION"
Hotel Windsor Atlantica

Tuesday 26 November12:00 - 14:00

SPECIAL SESSION
Hotel Windsor Atlantica

Tuesday 26 November14:00 - 15:30

PLENARY SESSION VI. "THE FUNDAMENTAL ROLES OF SCIENCE IN INNOVATION"
Hotel Windsor Atlantica

Tuesday 26 November14:00 - 15:30

SPECIAL SESSION
Hotel Windsor Atlantica

Tuesday 26 November15:30 - 17:30

SPECIAL SESSION
Hotel Windsor Atlantica

Tuesday 26 November16:00 - 17:30

PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSION III. "Water Cooperation and Security"
Hotel Windsor Atlantica

Tuesday 26 November16:00 - 17:30

PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSION III. "Young Scientists and Social Innovators Making Science Sustainable for the Next Generation"
Hotel Windsor Atlantica

Tuesday 26 November16:00 - 17:30

PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSION III. "Science and Technology in the Service of Disaster Risk Reduction"
Hotel Windsor Atlantica

Tuesday 26 November16:00 - 18:00

SPECIAL SESSION
Hotel Windsor Atlantica

Tuesday 26 November17:30 - 19:00

PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSION IV. "Bioenergy"
Hotel Windsor Atlantica

Tuesday 26 November17:30 - 19:00

PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSION IV. "Academy and Enterprise"
Hotel Windsor Atlantica

Tuesday 26 November17:30 - 19:00

PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSION IV. "Challenges and Opportunities of Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Science for Sustainability: Future Earth"
Hotel Windsor Atlantica

Tuesday 26 November20:00 - 23:00

RECEPTION
National Historical Museum

Wednesday 27 November09:30 - 11:30

PARLIAMENTARY SESSION
Hotel Windsor Atlantica

Wednesday 27 November12:00 - 13:30

CLOSING CEREMONY AND PRESENTATION OF THE DECLARATION
Hotel Windsor Atlantica

Quotes

Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, 2009

Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, 2009

Claremont Graduate University

"It is time to understand who we are, because we may not be here long if we don't."

Speakers

JOHNSTON, David

JOHNSTON, David

Director, Joint Center for Disaster Research

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Jordan to Host World Science Forum in 2017 27.11.2013  

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Followed by the next 2015 World Science Forum in Budapest in four years from now the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan will organise the next Forum, it was resolved by an unanimous vote cast by the steering committee of WSF in Rio de Janeiro. On the recommendation by MTA and WSF president József Pálinkás WSF's Steering Committee will include in future both the current and future organisers of the meeting, namely the representatives of the Academies of Science of Brazil and Jordan.

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