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Closing Ceremony of the World Science Forum in Budapest, Hungary

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At the presence of Hungarian President and participation of 900 Science Leaders from over 100 Countries, the World Science Forum in Budapest concluded its events today November 7th, 2015 at the headquarters of the Hungarian parliament. All the present listened to a speech of the Hungarian president and a televised speech for the King of Jordan Abdullah and a number of representatives of international organizations. At the closing ceremony, the forum participants announced the 7th World Science Forum in Budapest and recommended the following: WSF CALLS UPON JOINT ACTION AND USE OF SCIENCE ADVICE TO REACH SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS, ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE, AND REDUCE OUR VULNERABILITY TO DISASTERS.

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After 3 days of intense discussions delegates of the 7th World Science Forum approved the declaration of WSF2015 at the Parliament pledging to advance the use of science advice, a shift for new, sustainable development paths and an ambitious agreement at the COP21 Paris Summit on Climate Change. WSF participants called upon balanced investment in science, and an international co-operation for capacity-building in the developing world to overcome the pressing challenges of our age and reduce our vulnerability to natural and manmade disasters.

"The threat is real, our time is limited, but we can still make a change" urged János Áder President of Hungary. Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO emphasized the need for new innovative solutions that can balance the growing scarcity of resources in the world. His Majesty King Abdullah II idn Al-Hussein, the King of the Hashemtie Kingdom of Jordan called for the collaboration of scientists of all nations and cultures of the world anticipating the theme of the next World Science Forum "Science for Peace" to be organized by Jordan in 2017.

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