BES website archives
2002, 2003, 2004
Message from Jacques Chirac to UNESCO Scientific Forum on Cancer 26-01-2007 1:00 pm UNESCO
In his message to the Fourth UNESCO Scientific Forum held at UNESCO 18 January 2007, the French President underlined the importance for the nation as a whole to join the fight against cancer, which concerns us all.
4th UNESCO Workshop on Active Learning in Optics and Photonics (ALOP Asia 2006) 22-09-2006 1:00 pm UNESCO
The 4th UNESCO Workshop on Active Learning in Optics and Photonics will take place 6-11 November 2006, Miranda House, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India. It brings together teacher participants from the region and aims to establish a consortium for the use of innovative teaching-learning strategies in physics classrooms.
Ciencia y tecnología al servicio del bienestar de todos 30-01-2006 2:00 pm UNESCO
En el marco de las celebraciones del 60o aniversario de la UNESCO, la presentación de 60 minutos sobre el tema de la ciencia y la tecnología al servicio del desarrollo, que se llevó o cabo el 24 de enero en la Sede de la UNESCO, puso de relieve la función que la pequeña tecnología y las energías renovables pueden desempeñar en la erradicación de la pobreza.
60 minutes on Science and Technology for Development at UNESCO 24-01-2006 10:40 am UNESCO
Within the context of 60 weeks 60 themes: Tuesday, 24 January 2006, UNESCO HQ, a 60-minutes meeting is taking place on Science and Technology for Development.
UNESCO’s Member States request further assistance for science and engineering education 08-11-2005 11:00 am UNESCO
Delegates at 33rd session of UNESCO's General Conference, Paris, 3-21 October 2005, sought answers to the negative trend affecting developed and developing countries alike: the declining and/or stagnant student enrolment rate in science and engineering disciplines.
Overview of UNESCO’s activities for the advancement of scientific knowledge 04-11-2005 2:00 pm UNESCO
On 2nd November 05 at UNESCO HQ, Paris, science colleagues had the opportunity to present, during 60 minutes, their activities promoting the advancement of scientific knowledge. The event’s report gives a broad overview of the Organization’s actions within the field of basic science, the necessity to promote scientific research world wide and women’s access to same.
Promoting Advancement of Scientific Knowledge 31-10-2005 9:00 am UNESCO
Presentation: 2-3pm, 2nd November 05, UNESCO HQ, Paris, Room IX by basic science programme specialist colleagues
UNESCO Forum on Arthritis, arthrosis, osteoporosis 09-09-2005 9:00 am UNESCO
In collaboration with Paris-Match, a scientific forum “New weapons to fight Arthritis, Arthrosis and Osteoporosis” will take place on 22 September 2005 at, UNESCO HQ, Paris (Salle I, 4h30 –7h30 pm) to inform the general public on progress accomplished and ongoing research concerning rheumatic complaints.
UNESCO Forum launches science and technology education reform in Asia-Pacific 02-09-2005 2:00 pm UNESCO
An international forum on the reform and innovation in science and engineering higher education in the Asia-Pacific region is organized by the Korea Science Foundation, Korean National Commission for UNESCO and UNESCO, 12-14 September 2005, Seoul, Korea.
International meeting of UNESCO Chairs related to women, science and technology 10-06-2005 12:00 pm UNESCO
UNESCO, in cooperation with the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), is organizing an international meeting of UNESCO Chairs that promote women in science and technology, 28 June to 1st July, Cannes, France.
Director-General celebrates the International Year of Physics (2005) with visit to ICTP 23-05-2005 9:00 am UNESCO Flash Info.
On 16 May 2005, Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO, accompagned by Maciej Nalecz, Director Division of Basic and Engineering Sciences, paid his first visit to the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy.
Finalists chosen for “Mondialogo Engineering Award” 18-03-2005 3:00 pm UNESCOPRESS
An international jury has nominated the finalists for the “Mondialogo Engineering Award”, the first worldwide intercultural contest seeking ideas for sustainable technical improvements in developing countries.
The World Life Sciences Forum BioVision 2005, Lyon, France 11th-15th April, 2005 18-03-2005 3:00 pm UNESCO
BioVision is a unique International Platform, where Science, Society and Industry are equally represented and together contribute to shaping the XXI century.
IYP2005 UNESCO-ICTP-SPIE-STO Optics Teaching Regional Workshop 16-03-2005 2:00 pm UNESCO
In the framework of the UNESCO International Programme in Physics and the UNESCO Optics Education Project, workshops have been organised, in collaboration with SPIE, ICTP and ASPEN, to demonstrate the active learning technique through hands-on curriculum material.
Round-table on Careers for Women in Science, UNESCO HQ, 2 March 2005 17-02-2005 10:00 am Nextwave Science Magazine
"The Role of Mentoring and Science Networks" presented by Science Magazine's Next Wave as part of the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science 2005 prize-giving ceremonies.
2005 Awards for Women in Science 01-02-2005 2:00 pm UNESCO
The 2005 L'OREAL-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science ceremony will take place on 3rd March at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris in the presence of Lindsay Owen-Jones, Chairman & CEO of L'Oréal and Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO.
Message from Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of World Science Day for Peace and Development - 10 November 2004 10-11-2004 10:25 am UNESCO
World Science Day for Peace and Development provides an opportunity for scientific organizations, scientists, governments and civil society to join together in reaffirming - in the words of the UN Charter - the crucial contribution of science to the promotion of “social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom”, including freedom from the scourge of war and conflict.
25th Anniversary of the European Acadamy of Artes, Sciences and Humanities (EAASH) 22-10-2004 8:00 am UNESCO
Founded in 1979, the European Academy of Arts, Sciences and Humanities (EAASH) celebrated its 25th anniversary on 21st October 2004 at UNESCO HQ, Paris.
“Harnessing science for society: further partnerships” 07-10-2004 9:00 am UNESCO
An International UNESCO/ICSU/TWAS symposium follow up to the World Conference on Science to take place at UNESCO’s Regional Bureau for Science in Europe (ROSTE), Venice 2-5 March 2005.
Message from Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) 04-10-2004 2:00 pm UNESCO
"The creation of ICTP was a fitting reward for Abdus Salam’s tireless efforts to persuade the international community to support a global institution dedicated to serving the needs of theoretical physicists and mathematicians from the developing world."
International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists 01-09-2004 1:00 pm INWES
International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists (INWES) held its first regional event in Nairobi, Kenya in collaboration with the African Women in Science and Engineering (AWSE)
Ethical and Moral Dimensions for Higher Education and Science in Europe 29-07-2004 9:00 am UNESCO-CEPES
An international conference to take place in Bucharest, 2-5 September 2004
Creation of an international network « Water, women and decision-making » 16-06-2004 1:45 pm UNESCO
The network will bring together women from all horizons: including decision-makers, politicians, journalists, researchers, scientists, project managers and engineers.
UNESCO Chair « Women, science and development in Africa », Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. 15-06-2004 8:00 am UNESCO
The aim is to provide African women in rural areas with basic scientific and technological knowledge so that they can improve their, and their families, every-day living conditions as well as contribute to the economic and social development of their communities.
UNESCO's gold Albert Einstein medal for the President of SESAME Council 13-04-2004 9:00 am UNESCO
The Director-General awards Professor Herwig Schopper, President of the SESAME Council, UNESCO's gold Albert Einstein medal in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the promotion of international cooperation, the advancement of the physical sciences and UNESCO's science programme.
2004 L'OREAL-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science 30-03-2004 10:00 am UNESCO & OREAL
On International Women's Day, l'Oréal and UNESCO annonced names of women scientists rewarded for outstanding scientific research. The prize-giving ceremy took place at UNESCO HQ on 11 March 2004.
A Virtual Engineering Library for Sustainable Development in the making 04-03-2004 3:00 pm UNESCO
Based in Sudan, this Virtual Engineering Library for Sustainable Development pilot project is an ongoing international sustainable knowledge network.
The 2004 World Energy Technologies Summit at UNESCO ( 10-11 February 2004) 06-02-2004 2:00 pm UNESCO
Recent global trends and specific events remind us how dependent humanity’s technology-based industrial civilization is on reliable and sustainable energy sources.
Renewable Energies series 05-01-2004 2:00 pm UNESCO
Countries around the world face increasing needs regarding the provision of environmentally sound and sustainable energy. Within this context, UNESCO is pleased to announce the launching of a new Renewable Energies series in December 2003 to develop and disseminate scientific, technological and engineering knowledge on renewable energies world-wide.
WFEO World Congress on "Engineering and the Digital Divide" opened by the Tunisian Prime Minister. 20-10-2003 1:35 pm UNESCO
The Tunisian President, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, was the the patron of this important Congress which took place in Tunis, 15-16 October 2003.
Second SESAME Users Meeting 15-10-2003 9:45 am UNESCO
The purpose of the meeting (29th November to 1st December, Esfahan, Iran) is mainly to discuss the future beamlines for the Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Application in the Middle East.
“Engineering for a Better World: International Cooperation and the Challenges for Engineering Education” 20-06-2003 8:00 am UNESCO
Project presentation to the Joint 6th WFEO World Congress on Engineering Education and 2nd ASEE International Colloquium on Engineering Education “Global Challenges in Engineering Education” , Nashville, Tennessee, USA, 20-23 June 2003.
Families First Africa Project 06-06-2003 12:00 pm UNESCO
Organized by the Natural Sciences Sector, UNESCO, the meeting on the Family First Africa Project takes place on 24 June, 2003 at the Italian Parliament, Rome, Italy.
Mr Katepalli R. Sreenivasan appointed to the post of Director of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy by UNESCO Director-General. 22-05-2003 2:00 pm UNESCO
Mr Sreenivasan has a broad range of research interests and is known for his work in fluid dynamics, especially turbulence and other non-linear phenomena.
Seminar on Pathogens causing deseases like SARS 16-05-2003 1:00 pm UNESCO
As countries struggle to prevent the spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), UNESCO and European Academy of Arts, Sciences and Humanities will bring together leading scientists to debate ways of responding to this kind of disease and others at a seminar entitled, “Basic Sciences and Emerging Pathogenic Factors,” May 17 to 18, at the Science Centre of the Polish Academy in Paris*.
1st Meeting of Network of Science Faculties in Latin America and the Caribbean to take place in Mexico, 10-12 September 2003. 13-05-2003 9:20 am UNESCO Montevideo Office
This meeting will bring together the Deans of most outstanding science faculties in Latin America and the Caribbean to present, among others, the results of ongoing empirical research on current trends of science training supported by UNESCO.
Signature d’un accord de coopération entre l’UNESCO et la Fondation mondiale Recherche et Prévention Sida 03-04-2003 8:00 am UNESCO
Le Directeur général de l’UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, et le Professeur Luc Montagnier, Président de la Fondation Mondiale Recherche et Prévention Sida, ont signé le 3 avril 2003 un nouvel accord renouvelant, pour une durée de 6 ans, la coopération établie depuis 1993 entre l’Organisation et la Fondation.
Life Sciences in the European Research Council 02-03-2003 11:00 pm UNESCO
This meeting which addressed the possible creation of a European Research Council (ERC) took place at UNESCO HQ, 19 February 2003
Poverty leads to exclusion from development processes 20-02-2003 11:00 pm UNESCO
UNESCO Workshop on Technology for Poverty Reduction, Kumasi, Ghana, West Africa, 25 - 26 February 2003
SESAME is launched at ground-breaking ceremony 03-02-2003 11:00 pm UNESCO
On 6th January 2003 the SESAME project moved decisively forward when His Majesty King Abdulla II of Jordan laid the cornerstone for the future SESAME building at Al-Balqa' Applied University, Jordan.
WSSD-UNESCO Exhibition on RE for Sustainable Development 30-01-2003 11:00 pm UNESCO
On the occasion of the WSSD, an exhibition entitled “Renewable Energies for Sustainable Development” was organised by UNESCO in collaboration with the World Solar Commission and other international partners such as Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, (ISESCO), European Commission, Institute of Energy for French Speaking Countries (IEPF), Agency for Environment and Energy Management (ADEME, France) , British National Organisation DULAS and the CDER-Morocco.
Ground-breaking ceremony for the SESAME Centre at the Al-Balqa University 01-01-2003 11:00 pm ODG, Flash info no. 93, UNESCO
His Majesty the King of Jordan, Abdallah II Ben Al-Hussein, together with the Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, will preside on 6 January 2003 over the official ground-breaking ceremony for the International Centre for Synchrotron Light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME) at Al-Balqa University in Jordan.
Women and Gender Issues in Engineering, science and Technology 17-12-2002 11:00 pm UNESCO
The Global Allliance for Diversifying the Science and Engineering Workforce organises expert meeting at UNESCO, Paris.
Doctor Honoris Causa degree for BES Director 17-10-2002 10:00 pm UNESCO
Maciej Nalecz, Director of UNESCO’s Division of Basic and Engineering Sciences, was awarded today the title of Doctorate Honoris Causa by the University of Artois in Arras (France).
The International Basic Sciences Programme proposition moves forward 16-10-2002 10:00 pm UNESCO
UNESCO’s Executive Board invited the Director-General to convene an ad hoc expert meeting with representatives of the various geographical regions to contribute to follow-up concerning this new International Basic Sciences Programme.
Transportation of BESSY I Component Parts 23-09-2002 10:00 pm UNESCO CL no.3626
The component parts of the BESSY I machine generously donated to the SESAME project by the German Authorities have been shipped from Germany and have arrived in Jordan where they are being kept in trust for the project by the Jordanian Ministry of Education.
SESAME is planning an autumn seminar 11-08-2002 10:00 pm UNESCO
The Asian Science Seminar on Synchrotron Radiation Science will be hosed by Al-Balqa' Applied University, Jordan, 19-28 October 2002
Capacity-building in the biological sciences and biotechnologies 30-07-2002 10:00 pm UNESCO
Mid-2002 up-date on UNESCO's Life Science programmes
On-going Science and Technology Building Activities: Recent Trends and Developments 29-07-2002 10:00 pm UNESCO/SC/BES
Activities related to capacity building in science and technology have been geared to encourage networking among research and academic institutions both on a regional and international level, and to support education and training in basic and engineering sciences as well as in technological applications.
Promotion of Basic Sciences in the Middle East 15-07-2002 10:00 pm ODG Flash Info no. 46, UNESCO
The Director-General recalled that one of the reasons UNESCO was particularly determined to see the SESAME project through was because it would “promote basic sciences in the Middle East, facilitate training in the region and forge a new relationship between science and society”, while also serving to “create bonds of cooperation across borders and between peoples”.
Aids Research and Prevention in Africa 08-07-2002 10:00 pm ODG, Flash Info
The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, informed Ambassador Francesco Caruso, Permanent Delegate of Italy to UNESCO, of his satisfaction following the announcement of the granting by the Government of Italy of a donation of two million US dollars to the project “Research and Prevention of AIDS in Africa”.
1-Cell and Molecular Biology and their Technological Applications
Major issues of public health concern are identified in consultation with National Commissions and specialized non-governmental organizations (NGO's), for a co-ordinated and effective approach through UNESCO's programmes in molecular and cell biology.
Business Forum for the development of Renewable Energies in the Mediterranean Region
The Fifth Framework Programme of the European Commission focuses on research, technological development and demonstration activities for the period 1998 to 2002.2nd UNESCO Summer School for English Speaking Africa,
Summer School held in Harare, ZimbabweSummer School
Training session on renewable energies "Solar Energy for Rural and Remote Areas"The World Conference on Physics and Sustainable Development - 1st Announcement
This conference, part of the International Year of Physics' celebrations, takes place in Durban, South Africa, 31 October to 2 November 2005UNESCO co-sponsors World Conference on Physics
The most important event on the calendar of the UN International Year of Physics, the World Conference on Physics and Sustainable Development was held in Durban, South Africa, from 31 October to 2 November 2005.Albert Einstein Century International Conference, UNESCO, Paris, France, 18-22 July 05
The main purpose of this international conference, aimed at the scientific community, is to put in perspective the work of Einstein and recent developments of related scientific and philosophical topics.Albert Einstein Century - Public Conference, UNESCO, Paris, France, 11-15 July 2005
Within the framework of the World Year of Physics 2005, the aim of this conference is to explore Einstein's theories with the general publicInternational Year of Physics 2005 Launch Conference Programme
"Physics for Tomorrow" is open to the general public and aims to focus the attention of international media on events and celebrations organized around the world throughout IYP 2005.Physics for Tomorrow
The International Year of Physics will be launched by Conference "Physics for Tomorrow".AAAS/UNESCO International Conference on Science and Technology
The goals of the conference are to assess science reform initiatives around the world, examine the role of technology in such initiatives and summarize lessons learned....1st FEMS Congress of European Microbiologists, Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 29 - July 3, 2003
The first Congress in a series of such meetings which are destined to have a major impact on the development of microbiology in Europe.
"Science is also women's business"
The representatives of 7 UNESCO Chairs made their own the international network "Water, women and decisions'" slogan at the 7th Cannes Water Symposium, 27 June- 1st July 2005
Current Events: Journal of Synchrotron Radiation 2004
Schopper receives UNESCO's Albert Einstein Gold Medal and Vignola joins SESAME
Herwig Schopper describes how Einstein’s theory revolutionized ideas on fundamental questions and how this breakthrough has itself revolutionized society as we know it.
For an international basic sciences programme
A year after taking up his post, the Director of the Basic and Engineering Sciences (BES) Division, Maciej Nalecz, a molecular biologist, talks about plans for an international basic sciences programme.
Physics without Tears
Physics has never been a popular subject. Students tend to conclude that, on balance, physics requires too much work compared to the career options it promises. Most physics graduates, and especially those in developing countries, tend to end up as poorly-paid university or secondary school teachers.
Practical laboratory work - To be or not to be?
'In our primary and secondary schools, we tend to favour theory over practice in teaching. As a result, our children fail to come to grips with science.' Mr. Nébén Alndingaluouel, representative of the Chadian Minister of Education
The Solar School: "Solar Electricity for Rural and Remote Areas"
Alassane Agalassou is one of 26 technicians, engineers and project personnel designated by their governments or institutions to take part in UNESCO's annual summer school over a three-week period every July.
When learning science becomes child's play
In various parts of the world, primary children experiment with science thanks to "La Main à la Pate"
Regional Training on "Use of Renewable Energies in the Service of the Rural Development " 11-11-2001 11:00 pm Organisers: UNESCO, ISESCO (Islamic, Education, Science and Culture Organisation) with the support of IEPF (Institute of Energy for French Speaking Countries)
The Training Programme aims at developing the exchange of experiences and know-how among African countries.
Workshop on Energy Efficiency In Africa For Sustainable Development 12-11-2001 11:00 pm
The Workshop aims at exploiting the opportunity and modalities for the UNESCO activities related to energy to contribute to the improvement of energy efficiency in Africa. These contributions will be mainly oriented towards building capacities and information dissemination on energy efficiency technologies. The grand objective of this initiative is to lighten the economical burdens of the developing countries thereby improving the life quality. For the final report go Here
1st Prepatory Conference of the World Year of Physics 2005 06-07-2003 1:00 pm Austrian Physical Society
UNESCO was represented by Minella Alarcon who attended the WYP2005 First Preparatory Conference, held on 6-9 July 2003, as a program committee member.
Training of Trainers on "Use and Maintenance of the Training Platform on Renewable Energies" 01-04-2001 10:00 pm Organisers : UNESCO, ADEME (France), SERT (France), SIRDC (Zimbabwe) in collaboration with the French Government and the Government of Zimbabwe SIRDC
The training of trainers on the use and maintenance of the Training Solar Platform constitutes an important component in the implementation of the African Chapter of the GREET Programme
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