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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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Catarina Resende de Oliveira

Agency for Clinical Research and Biomedical Innovation (AICIB), Portugal
Catarina Resende de Oliveira, MD PhD, is Full Professor (Jubilada), at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra. She is past President of the Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology (CNC, Associate Laboratory), in the same university, and coordinator of the “Unidade para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento” (UID) at Coimbra University Hospital (CHUC). She was President of the Board of Directors of the Clinical Academic Center of Coimbra (CACC). Presently, she is the President of the portuguese "Agência para a Investigação Clínica e Inovação Biomédica" (AICIB). She is member of the Health Sciences Scientific Council of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) and of the European DANA Alliance for the Brain (EDAB); she was sub-director of the Portugal/ Harvard Medical School Programme, as well as, member of the direction of Health Cluster Portugal (HCP). Catarina Oliveira was awarded with several prizes for her academic and research work, namely, “Estimulo à Excelência”, by FCT, “Grande Oficial da Ordem da Instrução Pública” by the President of the Portuguese Republic, and the Medal of Distinguished Service, gold category, by the Ministry of Health of Portugal