They are confident that achieving sustainable development goals is impossible without an active exchange of information on the results of scientific research. And the rights of open access to this data for scientists from all over the world.
On Thursday, September 24, an online conference dedicated to the development of UNESCO recommendations in the field of open science was held, in which 125 representatives of this organization from Eastern Europe took part. From the Russian side, in the framework of the panel discussion, the rector of the St. Petersburg Mining University, Vladimir Litvinenko, spoke, focusing the audience's attention on the variety of problems facing humanity and the need for more active participation of researchers in their resolution.
The forum was opened by Shamila Nair-Beduel, Assistant Director-General of UNESCO for Natural Sciences. She noted that the gap in technological development that is observed today between states is a serious brake on achieving sustainability. The lagging behind Africa can be called especially significant; many regions there even have no Internet, which means that there are no basic conditions for the introduction of innovations and digitalization.