The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has confirmed May 16th 2018 as the first International Day of Light (IDL).

Following the highly successful International Year of Light (IYL2015), during which messages about the science and applications of light are believed to have reached more than 100 million people in a year-long series of events, the IDL will kick off at UNESCO headquarters in Paris with a flagship inauguration featuring Nobel laureates and leaders in areas of education, industry, design and lighting.

“The proclamation of this annual International Day will enable global appreciation of the central role that light and light-based technologies play in the lives of the citizens of the world in areas of science, technology, culture, education, and sustainable development,” announced UNESCO.

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