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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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V. P. Singh

National Secretary of Indian Science Writers’ Association (ISWA)
Dr V. P. Singh, is   National Secretary of   Indian Science Writers’ Association (ISWA)  an apex professional organization of science writers in India and   Academic Coordination of one-year online Training Course in Science Journalism catalyzed by the National Council for Science and Technology Communication, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India(NCSTC-DST-GOI); started in the year 2000 by Indian Science Communication Society (ISCOS) having students from India and abroad.
He is one of the most active Science Communicator in India. specializes in communicating science to the rural masses through folk media. He has conducted a number of outreach programmes on COVID-19 awareness among students, teachers and the general masses through folk and digital media. He worked as Science Correspondent, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) periodicals during 1979 to 1981 and   Office Secretary for the All India Science Correspondents/Science Clubs Association (ASC-INDIA) initiated by CSIR.
He has conducted a number of skill and entrepreneurship development programmes for women and particularly tribal communities. With his initiative number of science toys libraries have been established in rural schools to make science learning joyful. He was Coordinator, Science Journalism Training Workshop at District Lucknow, Unnao, Kanpur, Basti, Balrampur and Sahjahanpur in state of Uttar Pradesh: sponsored by National Council of Science & Technology Communication (NCSTC) Govt. of India - 1994 and National Seminar on ‘Ozone Layer Depletion and conservation of Endangered Species’ at Lucknow; sponsored by Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India - 1995. He has been associated with other Science popularizing activities i.e. Public Communication of Science and Technology Communication Network(PCST) Indian Science Communication Congress, National Children Science Congress, National Science Quiz and Radio Programmes on Science. In addition to two Post Graduate Degrees (Master of Social Work & M.B.A.), Dr Singh has Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication and PhD in Health Communication.