UNESCO Executive Board supports annual International Day celebration as an enduring legacy of the International Year of Light 2015

UNESCO Executive Board supports annual International Day celebration as an enduring legacy of the International Year of Light 2015
20/10/2016

Following the highly successful International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 (IYL 2015), the Executive Board of UNESCO has endorsed a proposal for an enduring fllow-up in the form of an annual International Day of Light to be celebrated on 16 May every year from 2018.

The International Day of Light proposal was examined by the UNESCO Executive Board during its 200th Session in Paris held from October 4-18, introduced by sponsors Ghana, Mexico, New Zealand and the Russian Federetaion. The resolution was adopted with 15 additional co-sponsors from: Argentina, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Nicaragua, Serbia, Nigeria, Paraguay, Qatar, Vietnam and Uganda.

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