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UN Committee Endorses International Year of Light in 2015

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PARIS, Oct. 26, 2012 — A resolution declaring 2015 as the International Year of Light was endorsed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and backed by 28 other nations, at the organization’s 190th session in Paris last week. Its adoption paves the way for approval by the full UN general assembly. The International Year of Light (IYOL) — an initiative developed in 2009 by numerous international scientific societies and organizations led by the European and African Physical Societies — is being organized to communicate the importance of light and...Read full article

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