60 years of CERN at UNESCO | Don't miss the webcast! | 1 July

Don't miss the live webcast of the commemoration ceremony, marking the signature of the CERN Convention. The ceremony will be held at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 1 July, from 10 a.m.


To watch the webcast, please visit:
from 10 a.m.


10 a.m. - 11 a.m.:

  • Opening of Ceremony by Maciej Nalecz, Director of the Division of Science Policy and Capacity Building, UNESCO
  • Address by Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO
  • Address by Rolf Heuer, Director-General of CERN
  • Video clip “CERN: 60 years of science for peace”
  • Address by Agnieszka Zalewska, President of the CERN Council
  • Hommage à François de Rose, un des pères fondateurs du CERN, par sa fille Laurence Rousselot
  • CERN as seen by a young phycisist, Claire Lee (ATLAS Collaboration)

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.:

Roundtable discussion on “Science for Peace”, moderated by Katya Adler, a renowned journalist.


  • Lalla Aïcha Ben Barka, Assistant Director-General of Africa Department, UNESCO
  • Alexei Grinbaum, Researcher & Philosopher, Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA-LARSIM)
  • Fernando Quevedo, Director of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)
  • Zehra Sayers, Co-chair of SESAME's Scientific Advisory Committee
  • Jan Van Den Biesen, Vice-President of Philips Research Public R&D Programs

12 p.m. - 12.15 p.m.:

Closing remarks by Frédérick Bordry, Director of Accelerators and Technology, CERN.