The time has come for the Dag Hammarskjöld Library to host at the United Nations the latest discourse on Open Science, and to reconnect with scholarly communications communities around the world.
I am therefore writing to invite you to the Second United Nations Open Science Conference, From Tackling the Pandemic to Addressing Climate Change. This three-day virtual Conference will take place on 21-23 July 2021 and is organized by the Department of Global Communications, Dag Hammarskjöld Library and the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Division of Sustainable Development Goals.
The conference will bring the global discussion on the connections between Open Science and Climate Action to the United Nations in New York and will highlight national and IGO policies, and Open Science initiatives and infrastructures from around the world. Policy makers, IGOs, librarians, publishers and research practitioners will engage into a public dialogue focusing on what Open Science has learned – and is still learning – from tackling COVID-19, and how this can be applied into actions addressing the global climate crisis, at the interface of science, technology, policy and research. In cooperation with the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), the Conference will also engage with early career leaders advancing openness in research and education at a time of lockdowns and has invited them into conversation with established leaders and policy makers in this key area for the UN 2030 Agenda.
More information on the still evolving Conference programme, including registration, is available on the website (Twitter hashtag: #OpenScienceUN).
With my sincere thanks to our 35 speakers/panelists and moderators who enthusiastically accepted our invitation to participate at this event, and my gratitude to DHL and DESA colleagues who worked swiftly and tirelessly to make this happen.
Please feel free to share this invitation with your networks.
Warm regards from New York,
Chief, Dag Hammarskjöld Library
Department of Global Communications
T: +1 212 963 0512
New York, USA | Room L-0218A
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