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Afford more equitable opportunities for girls and women in science-related disciplines: UNESCO and UN Women
In a joint message from Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women for the International Day for Women and Girls in Science on 11 February stated, "Our future will be marked by scientific and technological progress, just like our past. That future progress will be the greatest when it draws on the full talent, creativity and ideas of women and girls in science."

A concern has been heightened on gender parity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics subjects (STEM) at every level of the education system by the UN agencies in the light of the fact that women currently represented less than 30 per cent of the research and development workforce worldwide.

"The rapidly growing science and technology sectors are vital to national economies. Tackling some of the greatest challenges of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — from improving health to combating climate change — will rely on harnessing all talent. That means we need to achieve a significant increase in the number of women entering and remaining in STEM careers," stated Azoulay and Mlambo-Ngcuka while appealing for tackling gender inequality in the sciences is dismantling the barriers to girls and women, at home, in the classroom and in the workplace.

They added, "This requires a change in attitudes and the challenging of stereotypes. We need to tackle biased perceptions amongst teachers, employers, peers and parents of the suitability of girls and young women to learn science – or learn at all – to pursue scientific careers or to lead and manage in academic spheres." They argued that it was difficult for girls to believe in themselves as scientists, explorers, innovators, engineers and inventors when the images they see on social media, in textbooks and in advertising reflect narrow and limiting gender roles

The UN agencies have urged the world community to ensure that girls and women should be represented more equitably, and granted the full opportunities they need to thrive in science-related disciplines and make the cutting-edge discoveries of the future.

Afford more equitable opportunities for girls and women in science-related disciplines: UNESCO and UN Women on International Day for Women and Girls in Science

In a joint message from Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women for the International Day for Women and Girls in Science on 11 February stated, "Our future will be marked by scientific and technological progress, just like our past. That future progress will be the greatest when it draws on the full talent, creativity and ideas of women and girls in science."

A concerned has been heightened on gender parity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics subjects (STEM) at every level of the education system by the UN agencies in the light of the fact that women currently represented less than 30 per cent of the research and development workforce worldwide.

"The rapidly growing science and technology sectors are vital to national economies. Tackling some of the greatest challenges of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — from improving health to combatting climate change — will rely on harnessing all talent. That means we need to achieve a significant increase in the number of women entering and remaining in STEM careers," stated Azoulay and Mlambo-Ngcuka while appealing for tackling gender inequality in the sciences is dismantling the barriers to girls and women, at home, in the classroom and in the workplace.

They added, "This requires a change in attitudes and the challenging of stereotypes. We need to tackle biased perceptions amongst teachers, employers, peers and parents of the suitability of girls and young women to learn science – or learn at all – to pursue scientific careers or to lead and manage in academic spheres." They arged that it was difficult for girls to believe in themselves as scientists, explorers, innovators, engineers and inventors when the images they see on social media, in textbooks and in advertising reflect narrow and limiting gender roles

The UN agencies have urged the world community to ensure that girls and women should be represented more equitably, and granted the full opportunities they need to thrive in science-related disciplines and make the cutting-edge discoveries of the future.

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