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Women in science

8 March 2021: International Women’s Day

A global day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, while also making a call to action for strengthening gender equality and accelerating women’s empowerment.

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From the Director-General

What an incredibly exciting time! Who would have thought that in under a year a whole range of vaccines against a new infectious agent would be rolled out across the world? This perfectly exemplifies the critical role that science plays in responding to the different challenges the world faces.

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Alumni for Girls in STEM

International days are occasions to raise awareness on issues of major concern, to mobilise institutional will and resources to address global problems and to celebrate and reinforce the achievements of humanity.

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