up to 2001
The International Week of Science and Peace (IWOSP) was designated by the UN for the 15 years up to 2000, as being the week containing 11 November. For a number of years up until 2000, SGR co-ordinated the UK arm, organising and publicising a series of local events around the country under the theme. Alan Cotttey was SGR's co-ordinator. In 2001, SGR ran UKWOSP in the absence of IWOSP.
The spirit of IWOSP and UKWOSP was affirmed in a UN 'Science and Peace' resolution which addresses all the main aspects of the relation between science and peace. It affirms the role of science in:
- promoting international peace, security and co-operation
- promoting human rights
- promoting the social and economic development of mankind
- protecting the environment.