The portraits of the five winners and the logo of the Prize.

UNESCO and the L'Oréal Foundation honoured five women researchers in the fields of astrophysics, mathematics, chemistry and informatics as part of the 23rd International Prize for Women in Science.  UNESCO’s global study on gender equality in scientific research, shows that although the number of women in scientific research has risen to one in three, women remain a minority. Every year women write as many scientific articles as men, but their chances of appearing in prestigious journals are lower, as are their seats on national science academies around the world.

Despite a shortage of skills in technological fields that are driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution, women still only account for 28% of engineering graduates and 40% of graduates in computer science and informatics, according to the forthcoming UNESCO Science Report whose chapter on gender in

A girl looks out a window with bars from inside the classroom.

Education for children and youth affected by conflicts

Education for children and youth affected by conflicts

This 13 February, join UNESCO and thousands of stations to celebrate World Radio Day. "NEW WORLD, NEW RADIO" is the theme of this 10th edition.

Map of the world colour-coded by level of school closures.

UNESCO supports countries mitigate the immediate impact of school closures on hundreds of millions of students to facilitate the continuity of education for all through remote learning.