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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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Chiara Moenter

"SDG18: Space for All"
Chiara Moenter studied Global Project and Change Management at Windesheim Honours College. She carried out research at the IAU Office for Astronomy for Development on the contribution of astronomy and space sciences projects to the SDG Agenda. She is co-founder of the “SDG 18: Space for All” initiative that aims to ensure the sustainable use of outer space for the benefit of humanity. She is also a core member of the “Spacefluencers” group, that seeks to influence the future of space exploration through entertainment, inspiration, and education. In October 2020 she gave a TED Talk on the importance of space protection and the Overview Effect.