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Science Summit around the 78th United Nations General Assembly

Dear Doctor/PhD members,

Science plays an important role in providing a basis for decisions and can build bridges between science, society and politics – including sustainable development policy through public diplomacy.

Institut de diplomatie publique develops and actively applies the concept of science diplomacy in its activities.

The Institute also plays an important role in convening stakeholders in support of inclusive science.

We have a strong strong convening power, which is a crucial element of science diplomacy.

We make meaningful contributions such as evidence-informed policy advice, which we jointly co-design and co-produce.

By attending the 9th edition of the Science Summit around the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA78) on 12-29 September 2023, we have a unique opportunity to increase the role of science through public diplomacy.

About the Summit

The role and contribution of science to attaining the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be the central theme of the Summit. The objective is to develop and launch science collaborations to demonstrate global science mechanisms and activities to support the attainment of the UN SDGs, Agenda 2030 and Local2030. The meeting will also prepare input for the United Nations Summit of the Future, which will take place during UNGA79 beginning on 12 September 2024.


The programme contains around 300 science sessions on how to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. It is advised to filter them by Type, Date, Venue and Virtual/In-Person to help identifying the sessions you want to attend.

The session capacity is unlimited for Virtual sessions. For In-Person sessions the limit is set up individually in each session.

PROGRAMME DISPLAYS NEW YORK TIME (EDT), use "Timezone" option on the right menu to change to other timezones.


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