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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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Rémy Slama

Inserm
Senior Investigator
Rémy Slama (PhD) is Senior Investigator at Inserm (the French Institute of Health and Medical Research, the main research institution dedicated to biomedical research in the EU) where he leads the Inserm-Grenoble-Alpes University joint research team in Environmental Epidemiology applied to Reproduction and Respiratory Health. Since 2020, he is also chair of Inserm Public Health Thematic Institute overseeing all Inserm public health teams.

His research aims at characterizing the influence of environmental contaminants on human reproduction and childhood health. A specific focus is the influence of early life (intra-uterine) environmental exposures on the health of the fetus and the child (Developmental Origins of Health and Diseases, or DOHaD, concept). In that context, his team is particularly interested in the effects of atmospheric pollutants, short half-lived endocrine disruptors (phenols, phthalates) and, more recently, the exposome as a whole. His methodological research track focuses on approaches to limit exposure misclassification (such as the within-subject biospecimens pooling approach) and on study design. He has led the statistical work package of HELIX (EU) early-life exposome project and is co-PI of ATHLETE (EU H2020) ATHLETE exposome project. He published over 170 scientific articles.
R. Slama is a former member of the EU SCHEER (Scientific Committee for Emerging and Environmental Risks), president of the scientific council of the French research program on endocrine disruptors (PNRPE); he belongs to several experts groups and scientific councils related to environmental health. He received the Tony McMichael award from the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) and co-authored with Pr. Demeneix a report on “Endocrine Disruptors: from Scientific Evidence to Human Health Protection” for the EU Parliament (2019).