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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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Laban Coblentz

ITER Organization
Head of Communication
In March 2015, the ITER Council appointed Bernard Bigot as Director-General of the ITER Organization, and in 2020 he began his second five-year term. Dr Bigot’s lifelong commitment to sustainable energy is reflected in his distinguished career in research, education and government. Dr Bigot was, from 1983 to 2003, a university professor at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon and, from 2003 to 2015, Director-General of CEA, the largest science and technology research institute in France. He was the High French Representative for the realization of ITER. He is a Commander in the French Order of the Legion of Honour and an Officer in the French Order of National Merit. In 2014, he received the Gold and Silver Star in the Japanese Order of the Rising Sun.