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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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Andrea Lausi

SESAME
Scientific Director
After graduating in physics at the University of Trieste, Andrea Lausi joined the Surface Science Group of the University of Genova, focusing his activities on atom-surface scattering phenomena. In 1996 he joined Elettra, where he initially participated in the design and construction of the first hard x-ray beamline.

In the following years, Andrea Lausi presented the scientific case and managed the construction of two more beamlines, MCX and Xpress. As Head of the powder diffraction beamline, he developed instruments aimed to attract both the scientific and the industrial community. At Elettra, he was involved in several international cooperation projects, and besides the responsibility of the Indo-Italian beamline Xpress, he also represented Elettra in several boards and occasions, from the Italian Crystallographic Association panel for Instrumentation, to the Users’ Meetings of the Mexican Synchrotron project. He is also a member of the LAAMP steering committee, and in April 2019 have been elected chair of the RICE working group, connecting the chief communication officers of the European Research Facilities Association.
Since March 1st, 2020, Andrea Lausi is the Scientific Director of SESAME.