Women & Science
The UNESCO Moscow Office works to assist the cluster countries in the promotion of women in the field of science and technology through the following activities:
- UNESCO/L’Oreal partnership, the first one to launch a scientific prize intended specifically for women, to a country level
- Creation of the Russian version of the International Report on Science, Technology and Gender in close cooperation with the UNESCO Division for Science Policy and Capacity-Building (SC/PCB), the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, the Russian Academy of Sciences and Academies of Sciences of some other CIS countries.
From the beginning, UNESCO has worked to "advance the ideal of equality of educational opportunity without regard to race, sex.." (UNESCO's Constitution, Article 2 (b), 1945). The Organization’s programme to promote women in science and technology is an ongoing part of the ideal.