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Change attitudes for future generations of women in tech, UN urges  

When women and girls are empowered with technology, the whole world benefits. That’s one key message from the International Day for girls in the field of information and communications technology, or ICT, marked on Thursday. 

UN lauds special chemistry of the periodic table, kicking off 150th anniversary celebrations

On Tuesday, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) launched the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements at its headquarters in Paris, kicking off a series of events and activities to be held throughout the year, as the world celebrates the 150th anniversary since its creation by Russian scientist Dmitri Mendeleev.

UN ‘Tech Bank’ opens in Turkey, to help poor nations ‘leapfrog development challenges’

The United Nations on Monday welcomed a new member of the family, which will help address the development challenges of the world’s poorest countries through science, technology and innovation,  while also marking a significant milestone for the whole 2030  Sustainable Development Agenda.

Ahead of International Day of Women and Girls in Science, UN calls for smashing stereotypes

It is time to support and invest in women and girls who want to pursue careers in scientific research, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said in a message to mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, observed annually on 11 February.

UN officials hail establishment of Technology Bank for world’s poorest nations

United Nations officials today hailed the establishment of the Technology Bank for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), which will go a long way in addressing one of the major challenges facing the world’s poorest nations.

UN Gender Focus: peacekeeping, human rights and women in science

Reports of sexual abuse by peacekeepers “shocked” UN in CAR

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UN-backed forum in Jordan to focus on science for peace

Women and youth will feature prominently in a UN-backed meeting in Jordan that will bring together some of the world’s most eminent scientists, political leaders and research and development investors.

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UN Gender Special: Women and Girls in Science

International Day for women in science was “best present”: Iraqi princess

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International Day for women in science was “best present”: Iraqi princess

The adoption of the International Day for Women and Girls in Science by the UN General Assembly was the “best present” ever given to women in the field.

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'The world needs science and science needs women,' UN says on International Day

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today urged greater investments in teaching science, technology, engineering and math to all women and girls as well as equal access to these opportunities.