Science summit at UNGA76

Brussel based Intelligence in Science (ISC) welcomes researchers and scientists from across the globe to the Science Summit at UNGA76, a major contribution to advancing Science for the UN SDGs. Online from 14-30 Sept 2021.

ISC is organising the second edition of the UNGA76 Science Summit around the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA76) in New York in September 2021. The objective of the virtual meeting is to  raise awareness of the role and contribution of science to the attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It is expected to demonstrate initiatives that provide models for global science mechanisms and activities in support of the SDGs, particularly in science infrastructure and capacity building. Science is and will enable sustainable economic, environmental, and societal development. Science is more than a funding prioritisation exercise: science is impacting all areas of policy-making and is playing a more critical role in how policy objectives are achieved and the consequent benefit to people everywhere, including responses to global challenges.

Thre are 100 sessions of high level discussions with over 400 speakers from across the globe lined up to participate including policy makers like science ministers, the academia and private sector key players.

Engagement with policy leadership is more important than ever: UNGA76 is a unique forum for science to demonstrate how policy and political leadership can benefit from innovation. Central to this is the role of nonstate actors and the multilateral fora, which increasingly determine how priorities are set. Science needs to be part of this dialogue and inform outputs through thought leadership, evidence, insights, analysis, and innovation.

Registration is available here.

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