International Year of Chemistry, 2011

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization IUPAC - International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Contact Detail

Francesco Grassellini Ideas Activities
  • External Relations , UNESCO Center of Florence
    Florence, Italy
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    Tel +393331120664
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    UNESCO Center of Florence
  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
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The UNESCO Center of Florence is an NGO created in 1971 operating in cultural, social and cooperation for sustainable development field at local and international level; the Center acts to concretize the principles of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

Our vision of the World is:

“Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defense of peace must be constructed.”


and we realize it committing ourselves:

“to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information.”


The very first UNESCO Club born in 1947, in Sendai, Japan.

Later on UNESCO Clubs developed and spread worldwide in all the continents, reaching a growing role in the civil society and creating a new reality named "UNESCO of peoples".

Our Goals:

TO PROMOTE comprehension and cooperation among peoples, through a better knowledge of different civilizations.

TO SPREAD awareness of the human rights, such as recognized by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights(1948).

TO SUSTAIN Developing Countries communities favoring self-determination through capacity-building.

TO SENSIBILIZE to the protection and conservation of the World Heritage, tangible and intangible, knowing that it represents the cultural and natural legacy for all human kind.

TO ENCOURAGE the participation of the local community, in particular the youth, to share their traditional values, to participate to the local dynamics through democratic tools, to promote their territory through initiatives, meetings, events and cultural exchange.