UNESCO Reaffirms Priority Status of Gender Equality in Science
“It's delightful when your imaginations come true, isn't it?” 15-year-old Lara Bevan-Shiraz, Advocate for Girls in Science, referred to L.M. Montgomery’s quote when she talked about her pursuit of science education at the event in commemoration of fifth International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
This event is organized by the Royal Academy of Science International Trust and International Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Permanent Missions to the United Nations of Portugal, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Slovakia and Uruguay and stakeholders. The event brings together stakeholders from high-level government officials, representatives of international organizations, private sector, civil society as well as women scientists, including L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Laureates.
Discussion focused gender inequality in all fields, particularly work in science, technology, chemistry and digital engineering. Speakers championed the idea of harnessing women’s talents and enhancing their participation in a manner fully consonant with the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
As the United Nations agency with science in its core mandate, UNESCO supports national education systems by deconstructing the gender stereotypes and by strengthening States’ ability to deliver science and technology education with an egalitarian outlook.