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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.

Registration is available here.
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Richard Absalom

Durham Zoo
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I'm a former patent examiner at the European Patent Office where I worked in computing and nanotechnology.
I'm worried about a lot, but climate change and failing democracy are maybe top of the list. In relation to climate change it would appear that the governments of competing economies are unable to change their priorities and do what is required.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) can help with technical solutions, but in concentrating wealth and power, is it not making matters worse? What of an expansion of the 'community interest company' (CIC) model, and of AI powering invention for CICs. Would this not help achieve the SDGs?
Tuesday, September 14
 

2:30pm CEST

 
Thursday, September 16
 

5:00pm CEST

6:00pm CEST

 
Friday, September 17
 

3:00pm CEST

 
Tuesday, September 21
 

5:00pm CEST

 
Wednesday, September 22
 

12:00pm CEST

 
Thursday, September 23
 

3:00pm CEST

 
Friday, September 24
 

2:00pm CEST

3:00pm CEST

 
Monday, September 27
 

8:45am CEST

1:00pm CEST

 
Tuesday, September 28
 

10:00am CEST

4:00pm CEST

 
Wednesday, September 29
 

10:00am CEST

 
Thursday, September 30
 

8:45am CEST

6:00pm CEST

 
Monday, October 4
 

9:00am CEST