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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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Cristian Desmarchelier

Ministry of Science & Technology - Argentina
Programme Coordinator
Cristian Desmarchelier is a biologist and also holds a Doctorate from the School of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Buenos Aires (Argentina). He has held different positions in the private and public sectors working in research, development, marketing and investment strategies for biodiversity-derived products and other related topics in the field of bioeconomy, including Programme Coordinator at the Ministry of Science and Technology of Argentina (MINCYT), Project Manager at Fundación Mundo Sano (Grupo INSUD), Technical Assistant at the Argentine Association of Phytomedicine. Cristian also performed several short-term consultancies for pharmaceutical companies from Argentina, Brazil, Japan, Canada, UK, Switzerland, Peru, and for PAHO (Pan-American Health Organisation). Also consulted for PRODAPP-EU (Peru), mostly involved in management of R&D activities in collaboration with Yanesha native communities in the Central Peruvian Amazon. At present, Cristian is Coordinator of the National Programme for Bioprospection of Argentina.