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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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Jaagz Bajaj

UNESCO
Focal Point
North Macedonia
Social Career

A Globalist who enjoys challenges - that summarizes me perfectly in a single sentence. Political & Communications consultant with over 20 years of public affairs/ corporate affairs experience from Europe, the US, Canada, Asia, and the rest of the World. Lobbying, branding, connecting people & businesses are part of my overall experience. Extensive experience evaluating programs across a wide range of technical areas, including rural development, environmental and social capacity, and Education. Conducts in-depth analysis of projects, and is familiar with the reporting and evaluation needs of multiple donors, including the UN, UNESCO, UNEP, UNV, CIDA, ADB, UNGC, IUCN, EU, World Bank and other international organizations. Investment consultant for Balkan, Baltic, CIS and India from high potential investors in different fields.
Diplomatic Career

In the meantime, I developed an interest in trade and commerce in which I became a private diplomatic consultant. This led me into commercial diplomacy, providing confidential and strategic advice to trade delegations from developing countries. I have been contracted to numerous positions serving several countries. My posts have included Trade Ambassador, Economic Advisor, National Focal Point, Country Head, Goodwill Ambassador and Special Envoy. Also serving as Board Member/ professor in Diplomatic Academies, Universities and Intergovernmental Organizations.
Currently serving as National Focal Point of IBE UNESCO in Balkan region and head of the International Taskforce for Education on teachers 2030 UNESCO in North Macedonia.

Publications
More than 80 nationally, internationally published articles and speakers at over 100 conferences and meetings over the past 17 years globally.

Education
I hold a Doctorate in International Affairs & Diplomacy, Doctorate in Public Policy and Diplomacy, Master of Social Work and Graduate in Computer Engineering. I am fluent in English, Punjabi and Hindi and have a basic knowledge of Albanian, Lithuanian, Georgian, Nepali and Marathi.

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