Washington, DC and Bellingham, WA–Both the Optical Society (OSA) and SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, praised a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) decision to adopt a resolution declaring 2015 the International Year of Light (IYOL). The Executive Board of UNESCO, which consists of member countries Ghana, Mexico, New Zealand, and the Russian Federation, adopted the resolution October 18 at its 190th session in Paris. The adoption by UNESCO paves the way for approval by the full United Nations general assembly.
Official Website: http://www.osa.org/en-us/about_osa/international_year_of_light/
Original Article: http://www.laserfocusworld.com/articles/2012/10/unesco-2015-iyol.html