First International Day of Women and Girls in Science

On Thursday, 11 February 2016, the United Nations and partner
organizations will observe the first International Day of Women and Girls
in Science. This event, which was brought into effect by the signing of a
resolution in December 2015, is a collective effort by several UN agencies
including UNESCO, UN-Women, and the International Telecommunication Union
(ITU) to recognize the importance of women and girls in scientific
communities and to promote their full and equal participation in all
aspects of science education and scientific careers.

To mark the inauguration of this event,   … more

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