Gale A. Brewer, President of Borough
of Manhattan, Proclaim February 11th
the Princess Nisreen El-Hashemite
Appreciation Day.
Senator Schumer Congratulates
RASIT and its leadership on Behalf of
All New Yorkers.
Mayor of New York City Applauds and
Commends RASIT for its Role in
Establishing the International Day of
Women and Girls in Science.
Senator Liz Krueger of New York,
issues a Legislative Resolution in
Recognition of the International Day of
Women and Girls in Science .
H.E. Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, President of the
Republic of Cyprus, Recognizes the Role of
RASIT in His Video Message.
H.E. Mr. Luis Guillermo Solís, President of Costa
Rica, Recognizes the Role of RASIT in His Video
Message.
“we have a long way to go to reach the
necessary level of participation of women and
girls in science, technology (including ICTs),
engineering and mathematics for the world in
the 21st century".
    Mr. Ban Ki-moon
    Secretary-General
    United Nations
H.E. Ms. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of
the Republic of Malta, Recognizes the Role of
RASIT in Her Video Message.
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International Day of
Women & Girls in Science
Día Internacional de la
Mujer y la Niña en la Ciencia
Международный день
женщин и девочек в науке
Journée Internationale des
Femmes et des Filles de Science
妇女和女童参与科学国际日
International Day of
Women and Girls in Science
اليوم الدولي للمرأة والفتاة في ميدان العلوم
2016 THEME:
       Transforming the World: Parity in Science
FROM DREAM TO REALITY
"As a scientist and a woman, I cannot express
how excited I am to see the United Nations take
up a cause that I have championed my entire
life...  Recognizing a problem is always the first
step toward addressing it, and the UN resolution
founding the International Day of Women and
Girls in Science is an excellent development. It
signals the global community's interest in
achieving gender parity in educational
opportunity and scientific participation-an
important issue in Canada and around the globe".
    Hon. Kirsty Duncan
    Minister of Science, Canada
The Government of Malta is pleased to
have played its role in ensuring that
11th February will, as of this year, be
commemorated as the International
Day for Women and Girls in Science,
greatly thanks to RASIT’s groundwork
and preparations.

This initiative materialised following the
adoption of a United Nations resolution
on 22nd December 2015. In
commemoration of the Day for Women
and Girls in Science, I call on the
governments of the world to provide
adequate visibility to women and girls in
the different science fields thus
encouraging gender equality in this field
in which women continue to be
significantly underrepresented.
    Hon. Dr. Helena Dalli, Minister for
    Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs
    and Civil Liberties, Malta
"An International Day for Women and
Girls in Science would add prestige to
the scientific achievements within the
UN system, in national contexts, in
universities and non-governmental
organizations, and the private sector.  
Women in Science talents,
perspectives, work methods and skills
could be recognized worldwide on such
a day for wide impact. Promotion of
education for women in science and for
their entry into scientific careers will
also serve to build inclusive institutional
climates within all countries, and allow
policies and procedures to be crafted
for gender equality, leadership training,
and mentoring."
        Princess Dr Nisreen El-Hashemite
        Executive Director, RASIT
RASIT partnership with the Government of Malta truly is one of
global partnership, that elusive SDG 17.
On December 22nd 2015, the 70th
Session of the United Nations General
Assembly adopted a groundbreaking
resolution to establish an annual
International Day of Women and Girls
in Science.  This resolution
demonstrates the commitment of
Member States to achieving gender
equality for women in science which
remains a major challenge.  Inequality
hinders the capacity of nations to
unlock the full transformative
contribution which women in science
can make to our world.

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