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IUPAC and UNESCO Establish the International Year of Chemistry 2011
Posted: January 18, 2011
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For more information about the goals, activities, administration and timeline of IYC 2011, download the IYC Prospectus.
The idea for an international year was first discussed in 2006, during the April meeting of IUPAC's executive committee. Following that meeting, an IUPAC task group developed a plan to secure the designation by UNESCO of an International Year of Chemistry. That project (IUPAC project 2007-011-1-050) was successfully completed in April 2008, and the executive of UNESCO endorsed the proposal for proclamation by the United Nations of 2011 as an International Year of Chemistry (IYC).