Science Summit at UNGA79

Empowering global science for sustainable futures

  • Date
    10.09.24 > 27.09.24
  • Time
    08:00 am > 08:00 pm UTC-11:00
  • Location
    New York, United States
  • Registration

The Science Summit at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA79) will be held from September 10 to 27, 2024, in the United Nations headquarters in New York, United States.

The primary goal of the summit is to demonstrate how science supports the attainment of the UN SDGs and Agenda 2030 and to prepare input for the United Nations Summit of the Future.

About the Summit

Preparing for the Science Summit at UNGA79 involves a multifaceted approach, addressing the role and contribution of science in attaining the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Key focus areas include enabling science collaborations, examining policy, regulatory, and financial environments, promoting data-enabled scientific discovery to achieve the SDGs, and understanding how key UN initiatives, such as the UN Global Digital Compact and LOCAL 2030 can increase global cooperation.

The agenda emphasizes workshops, presentations, seminars, roundtables, and plenary sessions addressing each of the 17 UN SDGs and their associated targets. Engagement with diverse stakeholders and partnerships with international organizations are crucial.

The event will be held around the 79th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA79). Post-summit plans will include developing an implementation framework, monitoring progress, and maintaining ongoing dialogue.

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