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14th Ceremony for the L’Oréal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science: L’Oréal and UNESCO Renew Their Support for Science

March 30, 2012

PARIS, March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

The L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards Ceremony, presided by Professor Guenter
Blobel, Nobel Prize in Medicine 1999, took place last night at UNESCO headquarters. Five
exceptional women scientists who contribute to resolving major global challenges were
distinguished by the awards, presented by Mrs. Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO
and Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones, Chairman of the L’Oreal Corporate Foundation.

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Mrs. Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO, commented, “In order to meet the
challenges of the future, we must encourage science and women’s potential.”

Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones, Chairman of the L’Oreal Corporate Foundation reaffirmed, “This
award has changed the lives of numerous scientific women. In becoming emblematic of the
ethical commitment of our company, this program has inspired and motivated us all.”

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About the L’Oreal Foundation

The L’Oreal Foundation, created in 2007, pursues the goal of making the world a better
place each day. It draws on the Group’s values and business to strengthen and perpetuate
the Group’s commitment to social responsibility. As the second-largest corporate
foundation in France, the L’Oreal Foundation is committed to three types of action:
promoting scientific research in the fundamental and human sciences, supporting education
and helping individuals made vulnerable by alternations to their appearance to reclaim
their rightful place in society.


Since its creation in 1945, UNESCO has pursued its mission of promoting science at the
service of sustainable development and peace. It focuses on policy development and
building capacities in science, technology and innovation and promoting and strengthening
science education and engineering. UNESCO fosters the sustainable management of
freshwater, oceans and terrestrial resources, the protection of biodiversity, and using
the power of science to cope with climate change and natural hazards. The Organization
also works to eliminate all forms of discrimination and to promote equality between men
and women, especially in scientific research.

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        UNESCO Press Office
        Sue Williams / +33-1-45-68-17-06 / s.williams@unesco.org




SOURCE L’Oréal-UNESCO Pour les Femmes et la Science

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