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The World Conference on Science (WCS) (Budapest, 1999) stressed the importance of promoting women in science and technology if sustainable development is to be achieved on a planetary scale. In particular it requested that a range of priority measures be taken in order to....

-- Develop scientific and educational policies that take gender equality into account;
-- Improve access of girls and women in science education, including with a view to poverty reduction;
-- Support networks of women scientists and engineers;
-- Follow-up the regional meetings on ‘Women, Science and Technology’ (1998–99) so as to strengthen regional strategies adapted to local needs.

UNESCO’s strategic objectives in Sciences (including natural, human and social sciences):

>>> Promoting principles and ethical norms to guide scientific and technological development and social transformation ;

>>> Improving human security by better management of the environment and social change ;

>>> Enhancing scientific, technical and human capacities to participate in the emerging knowledge societies.

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loreal_unesco.gifUNESCO-L'Oréal Partnership for Women in Science
Each year, 5 prizes are given to outstanding women researchers in life or physical sciences and 15 grants to young doctoral or post-doctoral women students in life sciences.







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