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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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Jeannette Stewart

Translation Commons
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California, US

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As a strategic leader Jeannette has helped mainstream brands achieve global growth and transformation. As an advocate and volunteer, she founded Translation Commons, an online volunteer nonprofit community, offering free tools and resources, helping graduates acquire working experience and creating visibility through global impact programs such as the Language Digitization Initiative. Working with UNESCO for the International Decade of Indigenous Languages, we create resources and offer technical assistance to any community which wishes to digitize their script and increase their language related digital capabilities. Working with Unicode we help communities with their script encoding, font design, keyboard creation as well as language specific tools such as spell checkers, terminology banks and repositories, MT and incorporation of their script with major internet applications. Jeannette is currently a member of the UNESCO Ad-hoc group for creating the Global Action Plan for the International Decade of Indigenous Languages.
As the past CEO of CommuniCare, a life-science language services provider with offices in London, Paris, Athens, Budapest and Los Angeles, she has been involved in high-profile projects such as the Genome Project and prototyping the online Unified Submission Process for the European Medicine Agency. She is committed to volunteerism and she has founded, served on the board of directors, moderated and participated in various educational, women's and health charities.
She is a language advocate working at the intersection of technology, language access and human rights, supporting global efforts towards increasing access to critical information/services and equal digital representation beyond language barriers, as well as creating proactive responses to social, educational, economic and environmental challenges that involve speakers of all languages, including Indigenous languages and underrepresented languages.