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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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Peter Kilmarx

Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, USA
Deputy Director
Bethesda, MD, USA
Peter Kilmarx, an expert in global health and infectious disease research, policy, and programs, is the Deputy Director of the John E. Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health, a preeminent center for global health research and capacity building. He previously served as the Country Director in Zimbabwe and in Botswana for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and as Chief of CDC’s Sexual Transmission Research Section in Thailand. Other CDC leadership positions included Senior Advisor to the Director for Health Reform and Chief of Epidemiology Branch, both in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention. Dr. Kilmarx served in leadership roles in CDC’s Ebola response efforts in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Sierra Leone, and Guinea. After earning his MD degree in the Dartmouth-Brown Combined Program, he completed his internal medicine residency and infectious disease clinical fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, maintaining board-certification in both specialties. He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and serves on the editorial board of Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Dr. Kilmarx served for more than 20 years in the U.S. Public Health Service, rising to the rank of Rear Admiral (Assistant Surgeon General). He has received numerous awards, including the Distinguished Service Medal, the highest award granted to a Corps officer in recognition of an exceedingly high level of achievement by an officer who possesses a genuine sense of public service and who has made exceptional contributions to the mission of the Corps. His international career began as a Peace Corps volunteer in the DRC (then Zaire), where he helped develop fisheries that are still productive today.