World Science Forum opens in Budapest on Wednesday
Budapest, November 3 (MTI) – The World Science Forum (WSF) conference will be held in Budapest between Nov. 4 and 7, bringing together representatives of over 100 countries.
The event held every two years was first organised under the name World Conference on Science in Budapest in 1999. It returns to the Hungarian capital for the sixth time, hosted by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, after the 2013 event was held in Rio de Janeiro.
The scientific forum is the sole international event of its kind that gives representatives of various sciences the opportunity to engage in dialogue with members of society and policymakers within an institutional framework.
Topics on the Budapest conference’s agenda include international cooperation in combatting climate change and natural disasters, recent epidemics and global health hazards they pose.
A special panel will be dedicated solely to the issue of global migration on the first day of the conference.
The forum will present a video-address by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. The conference will close with a plenary session in Parliament on Saturday, to be addressed by President Janos Ader and UNESCO chief Irina Bokova.