Photo: Andrej Križ/Slovenian Press Agency
International Day of Women and Girls in Science
The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is marked on 11 February at the initiative of the Resolution of the United Nations General Assembly. Like previously, this year the President of the Republic of Slovenia accepted the invitation to address the United Nations on this occasion through a recorded statement.
Presidential Palace / United Nations Headquarters, 10 Feb 2024
In her address, the President of the Republic introduced to the United Nations the Slovenian world traveller Alma Karlin, who can be seen with today's eyes as an influencer of her time. Every year around the world, we still lose great potential in girls who, despite their abilities, cannot become scientists or engineers due to various social circumstances. There are also far too few women in leading positions in politics and elsewhere, which also applies to the United Nations.
The motto of Ljupka Vrteva, Slovenian female engineer of 2023, is: "Every girl has wings; she just needs to take off to fly." There are no women's and men's professions, says President Pirc Musar, but everyone deserves encouragement to do work that makes them happy, in which they find joy and so you can live your dreams.
On the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the Slovenian Permanent Mission to the UN in New York hosted a panel discussion of scientists of Slovenian origin in the field of biotechnology and research in medicine.
- Address by the President of the Republic of Slovenia on the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (MicrosoftWord). (DOCX, 186 kB)
- Address by the President of the Republic of Slovenia on the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (PDF). (PDF, 463 kB)