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Every year UNESCO participates in the commemorations of historic events and in the anniversaries of eminent personalities celebrated by Member States and Associate Members, in order to give them worldwide significance. This year UNESCO, recognizing the pioneering role of George Papanicolaou in science, has agreed to be associated with the 50th anniversary from his death. (http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/events/prizes-and-celebrations/celebrations/anniversaries-celebrated-by-member-states/)

2012: PAPANICOLAOU ANNIVERSARY

50 years from the death of George Papanicolaou (or Papanikolaou), one of the greatest researchers of medical science of the 20th century, the inventor of the ôPap-testö, embraced by doctors worldwide and which has saved the lives of millions of women.(http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/events/prizes-and-celebrations/celebrations/anniversaries-celebrated-by-member-states/2012)

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Celebrating Papanicolaou's achievements for humanity, November 8, 2012, UNESCO, Room IX, 7, place de Fontenoy, 75007 Paris

This year UNESCO is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the death of the eminent scientist George N. Papanicolaou and his groundbreaking work as a pioneer in cytology and early cancer detection. On this occasion UNESCO, the Greek Permanent Delegation to UNESCO, and the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO are organizing a ceremony at UNESCOĺs Headquarters dedicated to Papanicolaouĺs achievements; this event will also raise gender issues that deter women from practicing preventive health care and screening.

Photos ęUNESCO:

From left: Dr. Helen Deligeorgi Politi (M.D. ,P.H.D., Professor of Pathology/Cytology), Ms Maria Kypriotou (Moderator, UNESCO Assistant Program Specialist), Ms Ketty Tzitizkosta (President of the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO), H.E. Theodore Passas (Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Greece to UNESCO), Ms Gretchen Kalonji (UNESCO, Assistant Director-General for the Natural Sciences), Agis Tsouros (WHO, Head of the Policy and Cross-cutting Programmes and Regional Directorĺs Special Projects Unit), Dr Joseph Monsonego (President of the EUROGIN), Dr Christine Bergeron (MD, PhD, Head of the pathology and cytology department, Laboratoire Cerba) ęUNESCO

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/member-states/single-view/news/greece_celebrating_papanicolaous_achievements_for_humanity/

Program

www.unesco.org/fr/cultural-events


The National Commissions for UNESCO are promoting the 50th Anniversary of the Death of George Papanicolaou:

  1. The Austrian National Commission for UNESCO
    (http://www.unesco-schulen.at/node/130)
  2. The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO (http://www.unesco.org.nz/index.php/news-/42-science/262-unesco-celebrates-dr-pap-50-years-on)
  3. The Hungarian National Commission for UNESCO (http://www.unesco.hu/50th-anniversary-of-the)
  4. The National Commission for UNESCO of Barbados
  5. The Swedish National Commission for UNESCO
  6. The German Commission for UNESCO
  7. The National Commission of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  8. The Finnish National Commission for UNESCO
  9. The Armenian National Commission
  10. The Croatian National Commission for UNESCO
  11. Cyprus National Commission for UNESCO

 

PARTICIPATION OF THE ERT (PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION) Museum-Archives in the commemoration of the Papanicolaou anniversary:

part 1

part 2

part 3

PARASKINIO (DOCUMENTARY):
GEORGE N. PAPANICOLAOU: PAP TEST
(Courtesy of ERT: http://www.ert-archives.gr/V3/public/main/page-assetview.aspx?tid=93238&autostart=0)


"Pap Test: The Life Saver"
by Dr. Helen Deligeorgi-Politi, MD, P.H.D., Professor of Pathology/Cytology


Photos









"Dr Papanicolaou with
his wife and five students"
(Courtesy of G. Kokkori)


"United Nations Prize to George Papanicolaou" (Courtesy of G. Kokkori)