International Year of Chemistry, 2011

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Contact Detail

Dr Piers Millett Ideas Activities
  • Deputy Head, BWC Implementation Support Unit, UN Office for Disarmament Affairs
    Geneva, Switzerland
  • Email
    Tel +41 22 917 3463
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  • Organizations:

    BWC Implementation Support Unit, UN Office for Disarmament Affairs
  • 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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The BWC ISU supports the efforts of States Parties to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention - which ensure that biology will be used safely, securely and solely for beneficial purposes. Given the close links between chemistry and biology, the BWC ISU works increasingly closely with parallel efforts under the Chemical Weapons Convention and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. Together they provide a focal point for the internaitonal community to ensure that these sciences are not misused to cause deliberate harm.