The video clips below are from the full-length video (see link below) of Session 16: Science-policy interface and emerging issues, which took place on Friday, 14 July at the UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) in New York.

GYA Co-Chair Tolu Oni (Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa) spoke as a lead discussant.

Lucilla Spini (ICSU, Head of Science Programmes) spoke for the UN Scientific and Technological Community (STC) Major Group and mentioned the Global Young Academy in the context of the importance of involving young scientists in the science/policy/practice interface.


Peter Messerli (Director and Professor for Sustainable Development, Centre for Development and Environment, Institute of Geography, University of Bern, Switzerland) accentuates the need to establish science policy interfaces at a global level, using cross-regional partnerships and including young scientists in this global process.


Please see full length video at: UN WebTV: (10th meeting) High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2017) – Economic and Social Council, 2017 session