2019: Welcome Message

 

I warmly welcome you to join us for the fourth International Day of Women and Girls in Science Assembly, to be held from 11 – 12 February 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Since its inception in 2016, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science Forum has been one of the flagship events of the United Nations and a key event for women and girls in science, science experts, policy-makers and diplomats to gather and share their vision, expertise and best practices to achieve Equality and Parity in Science for Sustainable Development.

For the 2019 Forum, the Program Committee aims to develop a technical program that will showcase best practices and solutions to move Investment in Women and Girls in Science for Inclusive Green Growth into the mainstream discourse, and to identify implementation gaps and create an International Framework and Action Plan for Investment in Science for Inclusive Green Growth.

Interventions are required at several stages and with policy tools as well as focused programs to shift priorities, investments, perceptions on women’s and girls’ place in STI, and institute practical measures that directly respond to barriers that hinder women’s and girls’ success. The Forum will explore innovative ways to ensure coherence among the thousands of initiatives that are mushrooming to ensure scale and value added.

To this end, interventions relating to best practices and innovative solutions are highly welcomed. We hope the International Day of Women and Girls in Science Forum will be a platform for you to share your ideas and experiences with peers around the globe, and to contribute towards the common goal of Equality in Science for Sustainable Development.

Looking forward to meeting you on 11 – 12 February 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters.

 

HRH Princess Nisreen El-Hashemite, BSc MSc MD PhD

Executive Director, Royal Academy of Science International Trust    

Founder President, Women in Science International League