The United Nations General Assembly has approved an initiative spearheaded by Serbia: the Resolution on the International Decade of Science for Sustainable Development, set to run from 2024 to 2033, according to the Serbian Ministry of Science, Technological Development, and Innovation.
The International Decade aims to offer a collaborative platform for all relevant stakeholders, encompassing UN member states, UN system organisations, the academic community, civil society, and the private sector. The goal is to champion science as a cornerstone in achieving a sustainable future.
This adoption marks another significant international achievement for the Serbian Government. The resolution was initiated by the Serbian Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of Science, Technological Development, and Innovation, supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Serbia’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations.
Jelena Begović, Minister of Science, Technological Development, and Innovation, expressed her satisfaction with the outcome, deeming it a pivotal moment for both Serbia and the international community. Emphasising Serbia’s commitment to science, technology, and innovation for sustainable development, she praised the collective efforts that led to this resolution. “The resolution affirms our conviction that science plays a critical role in addressing global challenges and realising sustainable development,” stated Begović.
She further elaborated that, in collaboration with other UN member states, Serbia aims to harness the full potential of science to achieve the goals of a sustainable future.
This marks the first thematic resolution Serbia has initiated and coordinated since it became a member of this international organisation in 2000.
The resolution is a result of constructive negotiations involving Serbia’s Mission and approximately 40 UN member states.
Government officials underscored this achievement as a testament to Serbia’s strengthening international position and its ability to contribute significantly to global initiatives.