About L’Oréal Caribe
L'Oréal is recognized as the world's leading beauty company, holding a wide variety of brands within four main divisions: Consumer Products Division, Professional Products Division, Luxe and Dermatological Beauty. From its offices in Puerto Rico, L’Oréal Caribe overseas operations across 25 Caribbean islands, with the purpose of creating the beauty that moves the world, with a focus on beauty as inclusive, ethical, generous, and committed to social and environmental sustainability. With a broad portfolio of 31 international brands and ambitious sustainability commitments in our L'Oréal for the Future programme, we offer each and every person around the world the very best in terms of quality, efficacy, safety, transparency, and responsibility, while celebrating beauty in its infinite plurality. For more information visit https://www.loreal.com/en/caribe/.
The mission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is to contribute to peacebuilding, poverty eradication, sustainable development, and intercultural dialogue through its unique expertise in education, science, culture, communication, and information. Gender equality is one of UNESCO's global priorities, while Small Island Developing States are a priority group within the Organization. UNESCO is the only specialized agency of the United Nations with a specific mandate in the sciences, symbolized by the 'S' in its acronym. Through its science-related programmes, UNESCO contributes to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, supporting developing countries build their scientific and technological capacities, and assisting member states in their efforts to develop science policies, and promoting effective public policies that integrate local and indigenous knowledge systems. UNESCO promotes scientific research and expertise in developing countries. The Organization leads several intergovernmental programmes on the sustainable management of freshwater, ocean and terrestrial resources, biodiversity conservation, and the use of science to address climate change and disaster risk reduction.
About Caribbean Academy of Sciences
Since its establishment in 1988, the Caribbean Academy of Sciences has represented the Caribbean region in international scientific bodies and maintains collaborative agreements with other academies and academic institutions. It is organized into five divisions covering the natural, agricultural, medical, engineering, and social sciences. The Academy is an independent, non-governmental body with the following objectives to: i) provide a forum for the exchange of ideas among scientists on significant issues related to the application of science and technology for development; ii) serve as a source of scientific and technological advice to regional governmental and non-governmental organizations; iii) facilitate cooperation among scientists, promote the execution and coordination of scientific research in all its aspects; iv) establish links with relevant research organizations, assisting in facilitating their mutual interaction; v) recognize and reward outstanding performance and achievements within the region in the fields of science and technology; vi) undertake and collaborate in the compilation and publication of the results of scientific research; vii) enhance the level of scientific awareness in the region and increase public understanding and appreciation of the importance and potential of science and technology in human progress, and; viii) establish and maintain high standards and ethics in all scientific endeavors.