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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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Tuesday, September 14 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm
(REF S114) Science and SDG 1: Poverty: to end poverty in all its forms and everywhere by 2030

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We are honored to be a prelude to the Opening Plenary and warmly invite participants to join us for a Fireside Chat with Victoria Miyandazi and Joy Malala. Followed in the second hour by Q&A and discussion which attendees will be invited to pose questions and comments in the Chat, and to be called upon by the Moderator, Mei Lin Fung. Please limit your remarks or question to 2 minutes to allow time for others to engage on this important topic - SDG 1 POVERTY.

SDG 1 Poverty
The SDG 1 is a universal and urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing - to end poverty in all its forms and everywhere by 2030. The goal, being adopted in 2015 is a follow-up of the partially achieved millennium goals.
Among others, this goal includes the eradication of extreme poverty, the implementation of nationally appropriate social protection systems, and ensuring access to equal rights to economic resources. The creativity, know-how, technology and financial resources from all of society is necessary to achieve SDG 1 in every context.

The challenge is profound, the answer may lie in all of us, in our "togethership" and how well we can cooperate and have dialog,working through our natural differences, to achieve a higher common outcome that expands the opportunity for all to participate in a flourishing future for humanity.

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Victoria Miyandazi

Law Lecturer, University of Embu
Victoria Miyandazi is a Law Lecturer at the University of Embu, Associate Advocate at Okubasu, Munene & Kazungu Advocates LLP and a former Researcher at the Oxford Human Rights Hub. She mainly teaches and writes on Equality Law, Human Rights, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law... Read More →
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Joy Malala

Lecturer, Aston University , Birmingham UK
Dr Joy Malala is a Lecturer at Aston University Law School. She has a special interest in researching financial regulation and supervision, the legal accountability of regulators, corporate governance, as well as the regulation of financial innovation and technology.  She particularly... Read More →
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Mei Lin Fung

CEO, People Centered Internet
Actively working with the World Summit on the Information Society to make participation by women to the 50/50 level for speakers and participants by 2022. Chair and co-founder with Vint Cerf of the People-centred Internet, gave the keynote on Decade of Digital Transformation at t... Read More →

Tuesday September 14, 2021 12:00pm - 2:00pm CEST