In 2 December 2021, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the resolution proclaiming this year (2022) as the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD). The Year, organized by the UNESCO, and supported by major scientific organizations all over the world—including the NRCP—runs from July 2022 to July 2023.


The Opening Ceremony in Paris, France will happen on Friday, 8 July, at 2:30 pm until 1:35 am, Saturday, 9 July 2022 local PH time/GMT+8 (CEST 8:30 - 17:35/UTC 6:30 - 15:35).

To watch the webcast live:

To access the program:

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Watch out as the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) officially teams up with the University of Santo Tomas (UST) for the Philippine Launch of the IYBSSD 2022 in October!