The objective of the virtual meeting will be to raise awareness of the role and contribution of science to the attainment of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. It will demonstrate initiatives that provide models for global science mechanisms and activities supporting the SDGs, particularly in science infrastructure and capacity building. Science is more than a funding prioritisation exercise: science can improve all policy-making areas and play a more critical role in achieving policy objectives and the benefits to people everywhere, including responses to global challenges.
Engagement with policy leadership is more important than ever: UNGA76 is a unique forum for science leadership to show how policy and political leadership can benefit from science and the scientific community. 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 at an earlier stage and inform outputs through thought leadership, evidence, insights, analysis, and innovation.
Dates: 14 – 30 September 2021
Format: Online – with some physical sessions taking place in NYC
Structure: The Draft Programme is available here