IYPT 2019 India Program

IYPT 2019 India Program ended on December 29, 2019.

The closure report will be released in early January 2020.

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 course, lectures and official events.

India Event

IYPT 2019 India Program India Event was held on December 29, 2019 at Nehru Centre, Mumbai. The event was listed on the
UNESCO-IYPT-IUPAC website. Click here

The Chief Guest for the IYPT India Event is Prof. Dibakar Chandra Deka, Vice-Chancellor, Madhavdev University of Narayanpur and President of all India Association of Chemistry Teachers (ACT). See his message

IYPT 2019 India Program was launched on January 12, 2019 at Raman Science Centre, Nagpur.

Official Launch Event

United Nations Proclamation

On 20 December 2017, during its 72nd session, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 2019 the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements. Previously, this initiative was sponsored by the Russian Federation within the framework of UNESCO and was approved at the 39th session of the General Conference of the Organization.

On the occasion, Jean-Paul Ngome-Abiaga, coordinator for the celebration of the Year at UNESCO, said. “I believe these events planned for 2019 will demonstrate the important role of the basic sciences in solving problems around the world, demonstrating the progress generated by scientific discoveries, and encouraging the next generation to expand the boundaries of human knowledge, just as Dmitry Mendeleyev demonstrated in the 19th century.”

The closing ceremony of IYPT 2019 took place in Japan in December 2019. See details here

See UN Release