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Important Update

On January 15, 2019, during the IYPT 2019 launch and COP+24 closure event at Raman Science Centre, Nagpur, we had announced that in mid-2019, IARF Centre of Excellence for United Nations Global Goals (ICUN) will be setup under Indian Astrobiology Research Foundation (IARF).

On July 21, 2019 the inauguration ceremony of ICUN took place on at Nehru Centre, Mumbai. The event was graced by law-makers, government officials, educators, activists and students.

Please note, that RIO & COP programs and all other UN related initiatives will henceforth transition to IARF while the ongoing IYPT 2019 India Program will be the last program to be conducted solely under IARC Centre for United Nations.

From December-end 2019, the entity IARC Centre for United Nations will cease to exist and any and all programs will transition to IARF Centre of Excellence for United Nations Global Goals.

The agenda remains the same; it is aligned with United Nations General Assembly declaration A/RES/66/288 – The Future We Want and A/RES/70/1 – Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

We request individuals and institutes to be patient with us as there might be some website issues as we move to the new domain iarf.res.in in the coming months.

Our Activities

Important Note

Please note, that RIO & COP programs and all other UN related initiatives will henceforth transition to IARF while the ongoing IYPT 2019 India Program is the last program to be conducted solely under IARC Centre for United Nations.

The purpose of IYPT 2019 India Program is to build perspectives about basic sciences and sustainable development in the context of UNESCO-led International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements. The program consists of a special short-term international course, lectures and official events.

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