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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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Eric Gilson

Côte d´Azur University
university professor-hospital practitioner
Eric Gilson is university professor-hospital practitioner (PU-PH) at the Côte d´Azur University and the Department of Medical Genetics, Nice University Hospital. He is internationally renowned for his pioneering research on telomeres and links with cancer and aging.

He was awarded the 2019 Inserm Grand Prize and is a member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) and Academia Europaea.

He is currently the head of the Institute for Research on Cancer and Aging, Nice (IRCAN) and the Sino-French laboratory (“Cancer, Aging and Hematology”) at the Ruijin Hospital-affiliated Jiaotong University in Shanghai, China. He is also coordinating the Inserm national cross-disciplinary program devoted to the biology of aging AGEMED (“from aged cells to medical applications”) and the International Thematic Coordination Program InterAging (“International Network to Fight Aging diseases”) bringing together collaborative projects between French, German, Chinese, Japanese and Singaporean teams.