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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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Kenneth Fleming

The Lancet Commission on Diagnostics
Chairman
Dr Fleming has been an academic pathologist for over 40 years. His research interests include the pathogenesis of Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, and the molecular analysis of tissue. He has over 200 publications and a H-index of 49.
Dr Fleming has had several major leadership positions in academic medicine, including appointment as the inaugural Head of the Oxford Medical Sciences Division (Dean of Medicine) from 2000 till 2008. He was also Deputy Head of the UK Council of Medical Schools from 2002-5.
Since 2008, the problems of lack of pathology in many countries have been his focus. He has set up a MMed for Pathology in Zambia, set up and directed the International Department at the Royal College of Pathologists and been Senior Adviser for Pathology to the Centre for Global Heath at the NCI. He is currently leading a Lancet Commission on Diagnosis and has served as a WHO adviser for several areas of pathology.