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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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Giske Ursin

Cancer Registry of Norway
Giske Ursin, MD, PhD is the director of the Cancer Registry of Norway.  She is also Professor II at the Department of Basic Medical Sciences at the University of Oslo, and Professor Emerita at the Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, USA. Dr. Ursin’s research is in cancer epidemiology, which often involves analysis of large datasets to address questions within cancer etiology, prevention and treatment.  
She has previously chaired the Scientific Council of the International Agency for Research on Cancer, and has also chaired the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cohort Consortium Steering Group. Ursin is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Sciences, and sat on the EASAC-ALLEA-FEAM working group that prepared the report on legal challenges in sharing health data (https://easac.eu/publications/details/international-sharing-of-personal-health-data-for-research/).