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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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David Stuart

Instruct-ERIC Director, Professor of Structural Biology at University of Oxford
As Instruct-ERIC Director, I provide strategic guidance and am supported by a strong group of people in the Instruct Hub and also in the Instruct Centres. Instruct-ERIC, funded by its membership (normally countries), aims to provide open access to high end technology in structural biology as well as training, internships and small awards, to help increase the impact of integrated structural biology. I am also a structural virologist at Oxford University and Life Science director at the UK synchrotron, Diamond - so I have been busy over the last 20 months! Either Susan Daenke or I are happy to give more information.