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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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Klaus Uckel

DLR Project Management Agency
Executive Director
I am the Executive Director of DLR Project Management Agency since 01.01.2015.

The Project Management Agency has approximately 1,400 employees and a yearly budget of around 2,24 billion Euro for project funding. We cooperate with more than 130 countries all over the world. 

I am a fully qualified lawyer and attorney for labour and social law since 1990.

Until 2015 I was in charge at the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for a large variety of different tasks e.g. Head of Division for Policy Issues and International Strategy. Topics that I have covered are:

- International Cooperation: Bi-and multilateral cooperation in Western Europe, Council of Europe, UNESCO/UN
- European Research Area: European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, European Research Policy, Eureka (including Eureka Chairmanship 2010, Eurostars, Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2007, Creation of an IP Charter 2008
- Education: Lifelong Learning, including the inational Strategy on Lifelong Learning which was adopted by the Federal Government and the Federal States in 2004 - Central Services for Research and Education: Grant-Awarding Procedures and Project Management, Budget, Federal Rules for Research Funding, specifically for innovation and IPR issues (entered into force in 1998)
I am dedicated to international cooperation in research, innovation and education. The SDGs are a guiding principle of our work.