CERN statement on diversity and inclusiveness

The search for knowledge is an intrinsic human aspiration; it cuts across borders of political ideologies, race, gender and cultures, at all times. CERN was founded with a spirit of international collaboration and peace at its core. Hence, our community strives to carry out its scientific mission in a cooperative, respectful and inclusive manner. 

Scientists are also citizens and can be individually or collectively victims of discrimination. Discrimination has not been fully eliminated from STEM, and there is more to be done. CERN reaffirms its commitment to ensuring diversity and inclusiveness of its personnel and to supporting all efforts to confront discrimination in scientific research activities, internal and external to the Organization. 

CERN understands that individuals within the members of the personnel may wish to express their peaceful and respectful support for the efforts to eliminate discrimination – in all its forms – in research and beyond.