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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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Anthony Solomon

Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization (WHO)
Chief Scientist
Dr Anthony Solomon PhD FRCP, is an infectious diseases physician and epidemiologist. He is Chief Scientist in the Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases at WHO. His main research interest has been to generate evidence for best practice in the control and elimination of the blinding eye condition trachoma.

Dr Anthony Solomon was born in Brisbane and undertook his medical training at the University of Queensland. After residency at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, he completed the Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine before taking up a research post in the Northern Region of Ghana. There, in collaboration with the National Eye Care Programme, he helped to develop a method for distributing azithromycin for trachoma elimination. In Tanzania he established a Wellcome Trust-funded trachoma field research unit carrying out longitudinal studies on the impact of community-based treatment with azithromycin. He completed specialist training in Infectious Diseases in the UK and was appointed as a Consultant Physician at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases and a Wellcome Trust Intermediate Clinical Fellow at LSHTM. He was Chief Scientist to the Global Trachoma Mapping Project. Since 2014 he has been at the World Health