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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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Josef Glössl

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU)
University Professor
Vienna, Austria
Josef Glössl is Professor of Applied Genetics and Cell Biology at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), Austria, and served as Vice President for Research at BOKU from 2010 to 2018. Previously, he was member of the Board and Chair of the Assembly of Delegates of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and founding Vice President and President of the Austrian Association of Molecular Life Sciences and Biotechnology (ÖGMBT). Currently he is Deputy Chair of the University Council of the Medical University of Innsbruck and member of the Council for Science and Research of the Austrian federal state of Carinthia. During the last years he was Board member of ICA (Association for European Life Sciences Universities), Chair of the ICA Bioeconomy Committee and Board member of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO).