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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Dr Peter Kearns Ideas Activities
  • Prinicpal Administrator , Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
    Paris, France
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    Tel +33 1 4524 1677
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    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • 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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I work for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). This year is the 50th anniversary of our Organisation; it is also the 40th anniversary of OECD's Chemical Programme in which the governments of our member countries, together with other stakeholders, work to ensure that human health and environmental safety considerations are adequately addressed when using chemicals. We will be celebrating 40th years of chemicals at OECD this year and we will be seeking synergies also with events related to the IYC.