16 May 2018 International Day of Light

May 16th is the global recognition day for the central role that light and light-based technologies play in the lives of us all The International Day of Light is a global initiative that provides an annual focal point for the continued appreciation of light and the role it plays in science, culture and art, education, and sustainable development, and in fields as diverse as medicine, communications, and energy. The broad theme of light will allow many different sectors of society worldwide to participate in activities that demonstrates how science, technology, art and culture can help achieve the goals of UNESCO – education, equality, and peace.

Partners worldwide will conduct a series of outreach and education activities on this day and throughout the month, with special focus on students, young people and the public at large. In addition, a flagship inauguration featuring Nobel Laureates and leaders in areas of education, industry, design and lighting will take place at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France.