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ISC and its partners organised the 9th edition of the Science Summit around the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA78) on 12-29 September 2023.
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.
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Dr Rajendra Pratap Gupta

Health Parliament
Rajendra Pratap Gupta (Rajendra) is a public policy expert who has been contributing to policy making for over a decade and a half across sectors. 

Rajendra has worked with some of the largest organizations across the world and was nominated to the Global Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum for 2012-2014 in recognition of his work. 

He has served at senior-most levels at fortune 20 & fortune 500 companies in India. Besides, he has been invited by global organizations like the United Nations, UNESCO, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, World Health Organization, World Economic Forum, ITU ( oldest UN body), United States of America, United Kingdon, Govt. of Japan, Algeria, Finland , Ethiopia & Bangladesh, and also by the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Ministry of Labour and Employment & The Planning Commission - Government of India, for his views on a diverse range of topics. 

He played an important role in drafting public policies and became the youngest person to draft the election manifesto of the BJP. He also played a key role in drafting the BJP's Lok Sabha Election Manifesto in 2014. He has played an important role in drafting the National Health Policy 2017, the National Education Policy, the policy ( schemes ) for Building & other Construction Workers (BOCW) - Ministry of Labour & Employment & the State Health Policy for Uttar Pradesh. He is the founder Chairman of HIMSS India, Disease Management Association of India, Continua India, Personal Connected Health Alliance India, The Government Industry Dialogue, Health Parliament, Digital Health Academy & the Patients Union. He is a member of the Global Roster of Experts for Digital Health & a Member of the Guidelines Development Group at the World Health Organization (WHO). He is in the founding team of the Global Digital Health Index and an active contributor to the Internet Governance Forum, United Nations, where he chairs the Dynamic Coalitions. 

Rajendra was recognized for his contribution in 2012 by the sheriff of Los Angeles; named the 'Thought Leader of the Year' three years in a row by ICT Post, Quoted by Harvard Business Review. He has authored five best-selling books 1)Healthcare Reforms in India - Making up for the lost decades 2) Your Vote is Not Enough 3) Your Degree is Not Enough 4) Tough Choices & Hard Decisions- Rebuilding India: The Next 25 Years 5) Digital Health - Truly Transformational 

Currently, he divides his time between public policy work and consultancy / advisory roles across geographies.