Transforming the World: Parity in Science
Gender, Science & Sustainable Development: The Impact of Media
Within 32 days, RASIT received more than 3.75 million pledges.
Government of Malta Sponsors and Presented draft resolution A/C.2/70/L.4/Rev.1 to the UN General Assembly Second
On 22nd December 2015, the Resolution is adopted, calling upon the entire international community, from Member States to
the person in the street, to commemorate annually on February 11 the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
RASIT organized the First Commemoration in collaboration with UN DESA and with the collaboration of the Government of
Malta. The President of the UN General Assembly, Mr. Mogens Lyketoft, delivered opening remarks.
The Presidents of Costa Rica, Cyprus and Malta sent Video Messages.
A number of elected representatives, including US Senator Chuck Schumer, Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio, Senator Liz
Krueger of New York, City Councilman Ben Kallos, and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, have issued official
proclamations and letters of congratulations to RASIT for having been instrumental in giving impetus to the UN resolution
process. Further, Gale A. Brewer, President of the Borough of Manhattan, issued a proclamation announcing that February 11th
is Princess Nisreen El-Hashemite Appreciation Day.
RASIT also organized the Second Commemoration of the International Day, again with the close collaboration of the
Government of Malta, and was held at United Nations Headquarters in the General Assembly Hall, with participation by H.E. Mr.
Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, approximately 20 UN Member States, the two focal
points of UNESCO and UN Women, UNITAR, UNCTAD, ILO, UN DESA, private sector, academia, and other civil society actors,
including girls in science and a special introduction of a "He for She" element introduced by HRH Prince Zain El-Hashemite.
RASIT as a convenor, brought everyone together without leaving anyone behind.
RASIT has turned a dream into reality, and now is moving from reality into years of implementation, measurement and strong
commitment to support women and girls in science and science education for the SDGs and beyond.
Unlike any other international days observed by the United Nations and the international community, the themes of 2016 and
2017 International Day of Women and Girls in Science were chosen by women in science organizations and associations from
around the world.
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