An editorial article in Nature focuses on UNESCO’s role in science cooperation

28 November, 2020
© SESAME 2020: Prof Khaled Toukan explains the structure of SESAME’s accelerator to UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay during her visit to the facility, on March 4th, 2020. From left to right: Walid Zidan, Andrea Lausi, Khaled Toukan, Audrey Azoulay, Makram Queisi

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) celebrates 75 years of Education, Science and Culture.

UNESCO was born a few months after the end of the Second World War to preserve peace by promoting the international exchange of ideas. “Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed” says the preamble to the Constitution of UNESCO.

Nature celebrates the Organization’s 75th birthday in an editorial article that highlights UNESCO’s efforts to connect scientists from countries with complex relationships, particularly CERN established in 1953 in the aftermath of war-torn Europe and SESAME launched in 1999.

SESAME was established under the auspices of UNESCO, and it is the depository of the Statutes of SESAME. It played a vital role in getting the project started, and has provided unfailing support thereafter. It is now a strategic partner of SESAME.

SESAME enjoys the strong commitment of the Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, as it did in the case of her two predecessors. Director-General Azoulay visited SESAME on 4 March 2020 and this has opened new promising opportunities for cooperation.

SESAME congratulates UNESCO on its 75th birthday!

The complete article of Nature may be found here