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Women Scientists at Forefront of COVID-19 Research

By UN Women researchers have been at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19, with female scientists across the globe playing pivotal roles, from advancing knowledge on the virus, to developing vaccines, treating patients and assessing the pandemic’s devastating economic and social impact. However, the health crisis has laid bare disparities in the scientific system. Girls are significantly under-represented in Science Technology…

The Uzbek Girls Using Science to Help Their Community

Produced by UN Uzbekistan. Story by Anvar Meliboev, UN Information Officer, UN Uzbekistan, with editorial support by Paul VanDeCarr, Development Coordination Office “I’m originally from a small desert town called Uchkuduk,” says Malika, age 14. “And like a lot of other girls, I took dancing and singing classes and never thought about technology,” she says. That’s a common refrain. In many places…

Women Leaders Take Stage at Global Climate Ambition Summit

By Madeline Hislop At a global climate ambition summit over the weekend, women leaders from around the world made their mark, highlighting the urgency of effective climate action. Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley told the virtual Climate Ambition Summit 2020, that other countries’ climate ambition will determine the fate of Barbados and other island nations that are vulnerable to global…

Four Women Win 2020 Young Champions of the Earth Prize

By  Jessie Tu The Young Champions of the Earth Prize, established by The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have been awarded to seven young environmental trailblazers across the world. The winners were selected from a large pool of candidates who have created meaningful and immediate solutions a diversity of challenges affecting the world; including climate change, biodiversity loss, water pollution and waste…

What Difference Can A Multinational Make?

By Marcos Neto Multinational companies have immense power to tackle global challenges such as poverty, climate change, and gender inequality. They have the ability to transform low-income markets and help lift millions—even billions—out of poverty. Inclusive business, which is designed to benefit low-income communities is one such model, but numerous internal barriers are preventing multinationals from adopting it. In the…