L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science 2012

19/04/2012

The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards Ceremony, presided by Professor Günter Blobel, Nobel Prize in Medicine 1999, took place on March 29th  at UNESCO headquarters. Five exceptional women scientists who contribute to resolving major global challenges were distinguished by the awards, presented by Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO and Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones, Chairman of the L’Oréal Corporate Foundation.

Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO, commented, “In order to meet the challenges of the future, we must encourage science and women’s potential.”

Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones, Chairman of the L’Oréal Corporate Foundation reaffirmed, “This award has changed the lives of numerous scientific women. In becoming emblematic of the ethical commitment of our company, this program has inspired and motivated us all.”

Find all about the laureates in the following publication.

For more information, visit : http://portal.unesco.org/en/ev.php-URL_ID=44170&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html

Call for Belgian applications: www.fwo.be/CMSDownload.aspx?ID=cf7fb787-9e5c-4243-bebc-c2d5198d65a4&L=nl