In partnership with UNESCO – the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization – 1001 Inventions launched in January 2019 a new educational initiative celebrating the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT2019).

“1001 Inventions: Journeys from Alchemy to Chemistry” was unveiled to a distinguished audience including Nobel laureates, international dignitaries, leading scientists and representatives from governments, industry, and academia.

The Director General of UNESCO, Ms. Audrey Azoulay, joined one of the sessions organised for school children and said:

This is a fantastic occasion to talk to children and the public about the benefits of science, the journey of science and the contributions of the world to that journey. I want to thank 1001 Inventions for this partnership with UNESCO that helps explain how science has been a collaborative experience with one civilisation transmitting to another its progress and creating common good.”

Full remarks by the UNESCO DG in the above video.

Ms Audrey Azoulay
Ms Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO Director General

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Alchemy to Chemistry