Friday February 10th

Panel 1: 10.00 - 13.00

    Session 1                                                   Welcome Address and Opening Segment
    The International Day of Women and Girls in Science: From Vision to Action


10.00 – 10.05                The Hon. Dr. Helena Dalli, Minister of Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties, Malta

10.05 – 10.10                HRH Princess Dr. Nisreen El-Hashemite, Founder President of Women in Science International League and
                                    the Executive Director of the Royal Academy of Science International Trust

10.10 – 10.20                H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of 71st Session of the UN General Assembly

10.20 – 10.30                Secretary-General of the United Nations remarks presented by Ms. Lakshmi Puri, Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director, UN Women

10.30 – 10.40                H.E. Ms. Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO remarks presented by Ms. Marie Paule Roudil - Director of UNESCO Liaison Office in New York

10.40 – 10.45                Dr. Bahija Jallal, Executive Vice President, AstraZeneca and Head of MedImmune, and President of the Association for Women in Science

10.45 – 10.50                Ms. Leona Alleslev, Member of Parliament, Canada

10.50 – 10.55                “Girls for Girls in Science” - Miss Talya Ozdemir - Turkey

10.55 – 11.00                “Boys for Girls in Science” - HRH Prince Zain El-Hashemite



    Session 2
    Gender, Science and Sustainable Development: The Impact of Media

Scientific communication and strengthening the public understanding of science in general and the role of women in science in particular should be leveraged as a cultural instrument, not only to
inform or create a context for dialogue, but also to build a higher visibility for the scientific research by women among the different actors.  Society needs to acquire scientific knowledge and
attitudes for developing their cultural heritage since science and society are intrinsically related, and to present this is the role of the media.

Culture has to be the 4th pillar of sustainable development: the psychological and sociological makeup of women and girls in science in a given culture must be taken into account when
implementing scientific and technological innovations and strategies. This session will examine opportunities and challenges at policy, organizational and individual levels for maximizing the
contribution of women in science and media for the achievement of the SDGs and the 2030 Development Agenda. Further, it will present the impact of media in achieving parity in science.  


11.15 - 11.20                Moderator: H.E. Mr. Juan Carlos Mendoza-García, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the United Nations

11.20 - 11.25                H.E. Ms. Atefeh Riazi, Assistant Secretary-General for the Office of Information and Communications Technology, Chief Information Technology Officer, UN

11.25 - 11.30                Ms. Lucille Beseler, President of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

11.30 - 11.35                H.E. Mrs. Elisenda Vives Balmaña, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Principality of Andorra to the United Nations

11.35 - 11.40                Dr. Mary Gromko, President of National Science Teachers Association, USA

11.40 – 11.45               H.E. Mr. Georgi Velikov Panayotov, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Bulgaria to the United Nations

11.45 - 11.50                Professor Joyce Harper, Director of Education, Institute for Women's Health and Founder of Global Women Connected, University College London, UK

11.50 - 11.55                H.E. Dr. Caleb Otto, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Palau to the United Nations

11.55 – 12.00               “Women in Technology” Statement by Dr. Janeen Uzzell, Chief of Women in Technology, GE Global Research

12.00 – 12.05               H.E. Mr. Martín García Moritán, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations

12.05 - 12.10                H.E. Mr. Jānis Mažeiks, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Latvia to the United Nations

12.10 - 12.15                Ms. Irem Şentürk, The International Bosphorus Film Festival, Turkey

12.15 - 12.20                H.E. Mr. Marc-André Blanchard, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations

12.20 - 12.25                Dr. Shini Somara, Science/Tech TV Reporter

12.25 – 12.30               “Girls for Girls in Science”: Jasmine L.A. McCoock Cardinal, Spellman High School 10th grade, NYC; and

                                   Sascha-Emilie Moore, 1st grade student, The Park Slope School, Brooklyn

12.45 – 13.00               Discussion and Remarks



13.00 - 15.00                LUNCH BREAK


Panel 2: 15.00 - 18.00:         
    Development Cooperation Perspective on the Role of Women in Science
    and Media in Implementing the SDGs

This session will examine the opportunities for partnership, networking and matchmaking with women in science experts to support innovative solutions for sustainable development.  The session
will further explore the responsibility of media as interlocutor between scientists, the public and policymakers in identifying the challenges and solutions that effectively meet the needs of societies.  
Moreover, the session will identify key elements that countries and international organizations may need to take into account in formulating action plans and roadmaps for parity in science.


15.00 – 15.05             Moderator: Ms. Leona Alleslev, Member of Parliament, Canada

15.05 – 15.15             Mr. Nikhil Seth, Assistant Secretary-General, Executive Director of UNITAR

15.15 – 15.25             H.E. Dr. Mwaba Patricia Kasese-Bota, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Zambia to the United Nations

15.25 – 15.30             The Honorable Mr. Aykut Eken, President of World Federation of Consuls

15.30 – 15.35             H.E. Mr. David Donoghue, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations

15.35 – 15.40             “Girls for Girls in Science” - Kareen Akl, USA

15.40 – 15.45             Ms. Chantal Line Carpentier, Chief of UNCTAD Office in New York

15.45 – 15.50             H.E. Ms. Katalin Annamária Bogyay, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Hungary to the United Nations

15.50 – 15.55            Adam Robinson, President of Robinson Global Strategies

15.55 – 16.00            Dr. Inyang Ebong-Harstrup, Deputy Director of UN Office on South-South Cooperation

16.00 – 16.05            H.E. Mr. Kai Sauer, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations

16.05 – 16.10            Mentorship - Creating Space for Everyone in Science” Video by Intize, Sweden

16.10 – 16.15            Youth for Science: Abdelwahab Tbeishat - Jordan

16.15 – 16.20            Mr. Gary Fowlie, Director and Representative of International Telecommunication Union to the United Nations

16.20 – 16.25            “Deaf Women in Science”, Ms. Ayşe Damla İŞERİ, Program Manager – RASIT Mute International

16.25 – 16.30            Dr. Sandra Batista, Princeton University

16.30 – 16.35            Kathleen O’Hara, Director of KOH Consulting International Psychological, Educational Training services

16.35 – 16.40           Video by World Cancer Research Fund International, United Kingdom

16.40 – 16.45           Dr. Anne Prisco, President of Felician University, USA

16.45 – 16.50           “Youth for Science” Kelsie Strobel and Maryam Khan, Lehigh University, USA

16.50 – 16.55           Dr. David Kenneth Waldman, Founder and President of “To Love Children Educational Foundation International Inc. (TLC)”

16.55 – 17.00           Dr. Ada Okika, Executive Director of UNESCO Center for Global Education

17.00 – 17.30           Discussion

17.30 – 17.40           Closing remarks by:
    Ms. Lakshmi Puri, Deputy Executive Director, UN Women
    HRH Princess Dr. Nisreen El-Hashemite
    The Honorable Dr. Helena Dalli


Program Agenda
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“Gender, Science and Sustainable Development:
The Impact of Media”
2017
from Vision to Action
International Day of
Women and Girls in Science
February 11
10 February 2017
United Nations Headquarters
Conference Room 3
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