On this day in science history: 16 November

From the days of ancient technology to modern science - find out what happened on this day in the history of science.

16th November 2017
1945 - UNESCO founded © Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images

© Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images

1945 - UNESCO founded

In an attempt to create an organization that would embody the genuine culture of peace, 37 countries come together in London and form the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, commonly known as UNESCO. This organization, sparked from the horrors of the two world wars, aimed to establish "intellectual and moral solidarity of mankind" and in doing so prevent the outbreak of another war. There are now 195 member states part of UNESCO, striving to build a network amongst nations by mobilising education, building intercultural understanding, pursuing scientific cooperation and protecting freedom of expression.

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