Fifteenth edition of L’Oréal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science - 2013

Programme of events

The L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science programme is proudly celebrating its 15th anniversary in Paris (France) with a three-day programme beginning on 26 March. The programme consists of a photo retrospective on the avenue of the Champs-Elysées, a science forum at the Paris Observatory and a dinner debate. The final event will be the award ceremony, to be held at the Sorbonne University. 

From 26 March to 14 April 2013: a photo retrospective on the Champs-Elysées in Paris
On the world’s most beautiful avenue, the programme has organized a three-week photo exhibit in honour of the L’Oréal-UNESCO laureates. This retrospective, organized with the support of JC Decaux, is an opportunity to showcase the women’s’ extraordinary contributions. The exhibit will be installed at the Rond-Point of the Champs-Elysées.

26 March  2013: a Science Forum at the Paris Observatory
In the presence of Claudie Haigneré, Former Minister, astronaut and Chairman of Universcience, the 15 young women who have won the 2013 UNESCO-L’Oréal International Fellowships will present their research projects covering a wide variety of applications: health, food security, environment.

27 March 2013: a dinner debate with 8 former L’Oréal-UNESCO Award Laureates
French Minister for Women’s Rights, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, will open the dinner debate in Paris focusing on the continuing challenge of bringing more women into the sciences and giving them the necessary support and recognition throughout their careers. The evening will feature a prestigious panel of past L’Oréal-UNESCO laureates, as well as the winner of the programme’s first Special Fellowship in 2011.

28 March 2013: L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science 2013 Award Ceremony at the Sorbonne University
In the presence of Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, and Jean-Paul Agon, Chairman and CEO of L’Oréal and Chairman of the L’Oréal Foundation, the L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Award Ceremony will honour this year’s laureates, UNESCO-L’Oréal International Fellows and L’Oréal-UNESCO Special Fellow.

The three-day programme in Paris will be followed by 50 local ceremonies around the world throughout 2013.

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