Improving Scientific Input to Global Policymaking with a focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Working Group Terms of Reference

Improving Scientific Input to Global Policymaking: Strategies for Attaining the
Sustainable Development Goals

InterAcademy Council / IAP for Research

Terms of Reference

IAC will undertake a three-year project to strengthen the ability of scientific organizations around the world to contribute high quality, evidence-based input and advice to policy makers in areas relevant to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.

A committee will be appointed to oversee the project. Assisted by professional staff, the committee will:

  • Meet regularly over the course of the project, hearing the perspectives of experts from various countries and sectors on the generation of scientific advice and the SDGs,
  • Organize two workshops on priority issues,
  • Prepare, publish and disseminate summary reports of the workshops and a final report that includes a framework for action to strengthen the global science-policy interface in areas relevant to the SDGs,
  • Foster dialogue and collaboration among organizations that provide scientific input and advice on global issues.