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

Mrs. Elizabeth Silva Ideas Activities
  • Responsible for the Science Sector and Focal Point for the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, Portuguese Commission for UNESCO - Portugal
    Lisbon, Portugal
  • Email
    Tel +351 21 356 63 10 or 13
  • Sector:

    Public Outreach
  • Organizations:

    Portuguese Commission for UNESCO - Portugal
    Member of the Portuguese Committee for the International Yera of Planet Earth
    Member of the Portuguese Commission for the International Year of Biodiversity
  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
    Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
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About:

Since I am responsible for the Science Sector of the Portuguese Commission for UNESCO and also Focal Point for the United Nations Education for Sustainable Development, I am resposible to promote at a national level, the International Year of Chemistry - 2011.

By promoting the IYC, in Portugal, I hope to reach civil society, politicians/ decision-makers, scientists, students, teachers, ONG's, and many other actors to the importance and role of Chemistry in our daily lifes (public outreach) and be able to put them working together and share experiences and activities, as I have done regarding other events promoted by UNESCO, such as the International Year of Planet Earth (www.anoplanetaterra.org, the International Year of Biodiversity www.biodiversidade.pt and most of all the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Education www.unesco.pt).