International Day of Women and Girls in Science

News in Brief 11 February 2019

  • Engaging women and girls in science ‘vital’ for achieving sustainable development goals
  • Food for millions in Yemen at risk of rotting in key Red Sea port
  • Judicial independence under threat in Nigeria, warns UN rights expert
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Engaging women and girls in science ‘vital’ for Sustainable Development Goals

Boosting the number of women and girls entering careers involving STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) is vital to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, UN chief António Guterres said on Monday, in a message to mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

Women in space industry working to bridge gender gap in science

American astronaut Peggy Whitson is making history as the first woman ever to command two missions aboard the International Space Station.

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UN Gender Focus: UN police unit, journalist in South Sudan and women in science

First all-female UN police unit leaves Liberia

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“Everyone benefits” when women work in science

When women are given career opportunities in maths and science fields, everyone benefits.

That’s according to some attendees at the first International Day of Women and Girls in Science held recently at UN headquarters in New York.

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Girls don’t want to be “geeks”

Girls don’t want to be portrayed as “geeks” and that is turning them away from Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

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