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Welcome to the Science Summit at UNGA76, a major contribution to advancing Science for the UN SDGs. Online from 14- September - 5 October 2021.
ISC will organise the second edition of the UNGA76 Science Summit around the 76th United Nations General Assembly (SSUNGA76) in September 2021. The objective of the virtual meeting will be to raise awareness of the role and contribution of science to the attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It will 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.
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.

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Muhammad Adeel

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Career Diplomat

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Muhammad Adeel is a Career Diplomat with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan assigned to the Science Diplomacy Division. Prior to joining the Civil Services in 2015, he completed his B.Sc. (Hons) and M.Phil. in Biotechnology from FC College Lahore, where he authored two dissertations on microbial diversity and biotechnology applications. His doctoral work, at the Western Australia Biotechnology Centre, Perth, Australia has examined the regulatory and science diplomacy perspectives of Gene Editing. At FC College, he was the university valedictorian and gold medallist. In addition to these academic laurels, he was awarded the Roll of Honours in Parliamentary Debates and Essay Writing. He has also spoken on forums such as TEDx on the social perspectives of Biotechnology. In 2019, he initiated Science Diplomacy trainings in Australia for Early Career Researchers, which was awarded as the Best Education Initiative by the Council of Australian Postgraduate Association (CAPA), the federal peak body representing postgraduates in Australia. Prior to joining the Foreign Service of Pakistan, he was the Manager of Pakistan Biotechnology Information Centre at FC College, Lahore which was involved in science policy and communication linkages for Biotechnology applications. Apart from working on science diplomacy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he also deals with matters pertaining to disarmament including the Biological Weapons Convention and Chemical Weapons Convention – whereby he has also represented Pakistan in Pakistan’s Permanent Mission to the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva. He also participates in global science diplomacy dialogues including the Foreign Ministries Science and Technology Advice Network and is currently the Associate Editor of the Ministry’s periodical ‘Science Diplomacy Perspectives’.