World Futures Day

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About World Futures Day

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Dates of World Futures Day
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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has adopted December 2nd as World Futures Day to coincide with the National Day of the UAE.

World Futures Day, which will take place on this date every year, is an invitation to the countries of the world to embrace the future and develop their capabilities in the fields of foresight, readiness, and proactive policy-making to ensure sustainable development for future generations.

The adoption of World Futures Day was a unanimous decision at the 41st session of UNESCO’s General Conference, which concluded on Wednesday, November, 24th 2021 in, Paris. It came within the framework of the organization’s efforts to strengthen the capabilities of countries and governments to foresee the future, and to develop new means to enhance international collaboration through conferences and workshops that encourage communities to participate in the process of creating the future.

World Futures Day aims to raise awareness about the importance of developing a "future mindset", which can contribute to augmenting the preparedness of governments to address various challenges, invent new solutions that nurture comprehensive development, and promote international dialogue and cooperation aimed at stimulating creativity and innovation. It also aims to enhance countries’ knowledge of the future, drawing attention to the importance of anticipating the future, enabling countries to use scientific tools that contribute to shaping it, and enhancing public awareness of its importance as a concept that leads to sustainable development.

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