UNESCO Day 2

The delegates of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Committee continued to debate this morning on the topic of confronting the disparity of female representation in STEM fields. The underlying challenges the delegates had to address were undereducation, cultural and family responsibilities of women, and of course, gender bias. The delegate of Kazakhstan appeared very confident in an interview that her resolution, also sponsored by France, Russia, and others, would effectively address these issues to achieve increased female representation in the STEM field, as well as in the general workforce and positions of political leadership. It is incredibly encouraging to see the UNESCO delegates working with such passion and diligent care toward bridging the gender gap in the STEM field and in a broader social context.