UNESCO Day 1

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization Committee debated the topic pertaining to women in research. The delegate from India opened the debate discussing the need for a set education infrastructure in developing and underdeveloped countries. This educational infrastructure, according to the delegate’s resolution, would involve providing women access to a STEM degree, creating a panel of successful women in the STEM field to boost a desire for that career path, and generating a census to analyze the percentages of women with jobs in research. This opening was followed by several questions from the delegates of Italy, France, Kazakhstan, Uruguay, Sweden, Senegal, and Hungary concerning scholarships, even job distribution, and the leadership of the research panel.