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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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Martina Hartl

Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF) Austria
Deputy Head of Unit
Vienna

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Martina Hartl is Deputy Head of Unit for International Research Cooperation in the Ministry of Education, Science and Research in Austria. With a background in Sociology her 20+ years career in the Ministry started in the Department of Social Sciences and Humanities, where she has soon been involved in EU activities, serving as the Austrian delegate in the respective Programme Committees in FP6 and FP7. From 2009 to 2014 she worked in DG RTD in Brussels as Seconded National Expert in the fields of Social Sciences and Humanities as well as “Sharing excellence and widening participation“. After returning to Vienna in 2013, she joined the Unit for International Research focusing on bilateral and multilateral collaboration outside the EU as well as regional initiatives with neighbouring countries (e.g. EUSDR, EUSALP and Western Balkans). In 2018 she was part of the Austrian EU-Presidency Team and CO-Chair of the Councils Research Working Party, responsible for negotiating the agreement of the Member States for Horizon Europe.
Since 2014 she is Member of the Strategic Forum for International Research Cooperation and currently the rapporteur for the activities related to Science Diplomacy.