The Beijing Declaration calls on IAP member academies, governments, the private sector and UNESCO to strengthen science education around the world – with a focus on the proven methods of inquiry-based science education (IBSE). GYA Co-Chair Sameh Soror participated in the IAP SEP meeting preparing this declaration.

“For our society to develop sustainably, within the productive capacity of our planet, science needs to be applied to tackle such issues as climate change, population growth, health, food security, energy security, water management, etc. For this we need an educated population and decision-makers who are science-literate”, says Dato Ir. (Dr.) Lee Yee Cheong, Chair of the IAP SEP Global Council. Therefore this declaration strengthens the importance of our own GYA-activities in Science Education and Outreach.

The full Beijing Declaration and an according press release from IAP can be found online at http://www.interacademies.net/News/25848.aspx.