Presentation on theme: "UNESCO partnership with the Private Sector Example UNESCO L’OREAL."— Presentation transcript:
UNESCO partnership with the Private Sector Example UNESCO L’OREAL
The Legal Basis The General Conference Resolution (The Programme and Budget), UNESCO considers cooperation with the private sector as a necessity, not just an option: Multinational corporations, small and medium enterprises, philanthropic foundations, professional and economic associations, as well as other organizations of the business community and individuals
The Ten Principles of the Global Compact in the Areas of Human Rights and Anti-Corruption, that enjoy universal consensus No unanimity on the acceptance of the world of business in the civil society. Since it has undeniable influence on leaders and on contemporary world, the private sector, thus, finds itself in direct confrontation with the civil society. Business should: Support and respect the protection of the internationally proclaimed human rights. Make sure they are not complicit with human rights violators. Uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective hearing. Uphold the elimination of forced and compulsory labor. Uphold the effective abolition of child labor. Uphold the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation. Support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges. Undertake Initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility. Encourage the development and diffusion of environmental friendly technologies. Uphold transparency and the fight against corruption.
The Convention of partnership between UNESCO and L’OREAL 2000, start of “UNESCO/L’OREAL Awards” and the “UNESCO/L’OREAL Fellowships for Young Women in Life Sciences”. (10 fellowships each year increased in 2003 to 15, extended in 2006 from 1 year each to two years, and money increased from US$ 20,000 to US$ 40,000) 5 Awards each year (money increased in 2003 from US$ 20,000 to US$ 100,000 for each winner). The Partnership between UNESCO and L’OREAL
Fellowships More impact than Prizes Since 2000: 135 young women, from over 68 different countries benefited from this fellowship until now.
Support the scientific vocations of young women, to give them opportunity to: Increase their participation in science Increase their participation in science Build networks in the scientific community Build networks in the scientific community gain crucial experience that they can bring back and share with others in their home countries. gain crucial experience that they can bring back and share with others in their home countries. Aspiration of fellowships
Candidature Procedures For Fellowships For Awards
The National Commission must endorse all applications. UNESCO cannot entertain applications from individuals. Candidates must already be engaged in pursuing research at the doctoral or post-doctoral level in one or allied fields of life sciences including biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, agriculture, medicine, pharmacy and physiology. Candidates must be no more than 35 years old. Preference is given to candidates already possessing at the time of application a PhD degree. However candidatures from PhD students are also considered. Candidates must be proficient in reading and writing the language of instruction Candidates must be in good health both physically and mentally Candidates should not be in receipt of another fellowship/scholarship Eligibility Criteria - Fellowships
Objection of some Member States To the Cooperation with L’OREAL And with Multinational Companies
Cooperation with Multinational companies And The Risks of Publicity
The National Fellowships Financed from the interests of branches in the country concerned Loose control of National Commissions for UNESCO in Member States The Logo and Emblem Equitable Geographic Distribution Examples: Dubai South Africa One of the Solutions Regional Fellowships