ISC and its partners will organise the 9th edition of the Science Summit around the 79th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA79) on 10-27 September 2024.

The role and contribution of science in attaining the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be the central theme of the Science Summit. The objective is to enable science collaborations to demonstrate how science supports the attainment of the UN SDGs and Agenda 2030. The meeting will also prepare input for the United Nations Summit of the Future, which will take place during UNGA79 on 16-17 September 2024.

The Summit will examine what enabling policy, regulatory and financial environments are needed to implement and sustain the science mechanisms required to support genuinely global scientific collaborations across continents, nations and themes. Scientific discovery through the analysis of massive data sets is at hand. This data-enabled approach to science, research and development will be necessary if the SDGs are to be achieved.

SSUNGA79 builds on the successful Science Summit at UNGA78, which brought together over 1800 speakers from all continents in more than 400 sessions.

SSUNGA79 will bring together thought leaders, scientists, technologists, innovators, policymakers, decision-makers, regulators, financiers, philanthropists, journalists and editors, and community leaders to increase collaborations across a broad spectrum of themes including ICT, health, nutrition, agriculture, astronomy, the environment, climate, geodesy and space, amongst others.

The call for session proposals for the forthcoming Science Summit at UNGA79 is already open for submission

You can also view session banners of the last Science Summit at UNGA 78 September 2023