The International Year of Light and Light

The International Year of Light and Light-based technologies, 2015 is a United Nations observance that aims to raise awareness of the achievements of light science and its
applications, and its importance to mankind. its 2015 opening ceremonies will be held 19-20 January 2015 in Paris.

The International Year of Light is “a global initiative adopted by the United Nations to raise awareness of how optical technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to worldwide challenges in energy, education, agriculture, communications and health.”

UNESCO delegates from Ghana and Mexico introduced the proposal to the Executive Board, explaining the motivation and mission underlying the international Year of Light. The resolution was adopted by the Executive Board joined by co- signatories from a further 28 Board Members.

The resolution proposing an international year of light 2015 was placed before the 190th Session of the UNESCO executive board held in Paris from 13–18 October 2012 by Ghana, Mexico, and the Russian Federation (Board Members) and New Zealand
(UNESCO Member State).


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