International Decade of Sciences for Sustainable Development

World Conference on Science and Art for Sustainability

September 22–25, 2025, Belgrade, Serbia

On August 25, 2023, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly proclaimed the International Decade of Sciences for Sustainable Development (IDSSD), from 2024 to 2033, following a proposal of Serbia supported by Argentina, Cuba, Honduras, Hungary, South Africa, Spain, and Vietnam. The idea of IDSSD was launched by the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP), the World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS), and The Club of Rome (CoR) in September 2023 within an event within the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD). The task to prepare and implement the overall program of IDSSD was given to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The major aim of this program is to significantly contribute to tracing the pathways to sustainability of nature and society as well as human security.

On April 16, 2024, The Earth-Humanity Coalition (EHC) was founded as an association of global, regional, and national scientific organizations with the task to prepare and implement, in close cooperation with UNESCO, various programs within the overall IDSSD Program. IUPAP, WAAS, and CoR were among the founding Member of EHC. One of these programs is the EHC-WAAS Program of Sciences for Sustainable Development, which had been prepared by WAAS. It includes two series of webinars, five world conferences, a number of journal articles and reports, and four platforms in science and technology for cooperation between the Global North and the Global South.

The World Conference on Science and Art for Sustainability, to be held on September 22–25, 2025 in Belgrade, Serbia, will be the first conference within the EHC-WAAS Program. The program will include 37 talks on all sciences and arts, a virtual archaeological exhibition, three visual art exhibitions, and four music, one dancing, and one conceptual art happening. A detailed list of all these happenings is given hereThe aims of the Conference are: to listen to prominent individuals acting in different science and art disciplines and coming from different parts of the world, to induce fruitful interactions among them, and to deduce from all that some conclusions on sustainable and secure development to be presented to various policy-makers and other science and art stakeholders on the local, national, regional, and global scales.