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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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Marvin Cheung

Center for Global Agenda (CGA) at Unbuilt Labs
Co-Director

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​ Marvin Cheung is a global governance scholar and a business executive. He co-directs the Center for Global Agenda (CGA) and directs the Venture Strategy Group (VSG) at Unbuilt Labs. Bringing together his research interests, including the future of global governance, research organizations, and technology, he regularly advises on the ideas, methods, and movements that have the potential to change global dynamics. He chairs the Global Consortium for Systems Research (GCSR), and is a Global Diplomacy Fellow at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), a UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab Expert on SDGs and Strategic Planning, as well as a fellow at the Royal Society for Arts (RSA).  As a Board Member at Unbuilt Labs, he is also a member of the Asian Leaders Alliance, the Institute of Director's Policy Voice, and Chairman's Network, where he regularly presents research to private and public Board of Directors. He studied at the University of Hong Kong, the Parsons School of Design, and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).