Big agenda for Centre of Excellence UNESCO star—2 March 2018

Equality, diversity and saving the planet—these are just a few things on the to-do list for Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) Director, Professor Kerrie Wilson, who has been appointed to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Committee (UNESCO).

Professor Wilson, who was a 2010 ARC Future Fellow based at The University of Queensland, has been appointed to the Australian National Commission for UNESCO as the Commissioner for Natural Sciences.

Professor Wilson will advise the Australian Government and act as a point of contact for the Australian community on UNESCO issues.

UNESCO is tasked with organising international cooperation in education, science, culture and communication to improve the quality of life for all.

“Australia is a founding member of UNESCO, and I hope to have the opportunity to improve the protection of cultural and environmental heritage and get more women into leadership,” Professor Wilson said.

“I’m looking forward to working with the government on these very important issues.”

Media issued by The University of Queensland and CEED.


Image: Professor Kerry Wilson
Credit: The University of Queensland


Original Published Date: 
Friday, March 2, 2018