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     From May 15 to 17, 2024, the representative of ICGG attended the International Seminar of UNESCO Category II centres in the Natural Sciences, co-sponsored by UNESCO, the Government of Malaysia and the UNESCO International Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation for South-South Cooperation, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
     The seminar aims to strengthen coordination and cooperation among Category II centers, promote knowledge exchange among disciplines, and provide support and action plans to achieve the common goals of sustainable development. The meeting presented the priorities and projects of the Natural Sciences Department of UNESCO, the management of Category II centres etc.. Representatives from 31 Category II centres in the Natural sciences reported the current conditions and challenges of their centres. They also discussed on how to better serve the Sustainable Development Goals and strengthen coordination among Category II centres and build up cooperation networks. At the seminar, the representative of ICGG fully exchanged and discussed with the other participants on ICGG operation, cooperation network building, work progress, especially the organization and implementation of the "Chemical Earth" big science program and its latest progress, which received great attention from the heads of relevant institutes and scientists in the field, who reached a preliminary consensus on cooperation.
     In 2023, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the International Decade of Science for Sustainable Development 2024-2033 (hereinafter referred to as the Decade of Science). The seminar further expressed the vision of the Decade of Science, calling for the mobilization of global scientific forces to strive for sustainable development, use science to address the complex challenges of our time, and jointly create a better future for mankind.