The preparation of the manifesto, “Scientific Advice for the Global Goals”, by the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA), resulted from a resolution adopted following the World Science Forum in November 2015, aimed at strengthening informed decision-making using science in order to meet the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (UN).
INGSA, led by a committee of scientists who advise governments, established an extensive consultation process that invited organizations and individuals motivated by the importance of taking science into account when drafting public policy to make suggestions to improve the manifesto being prepared. The manifesto will serve as a foundation for INGSA’s work with UN agencies and international organizations, but also with the various governments of the countries that are members of the network.
By participating in this consultation, the Fédération québécoise des professeures et professeurs d’université (FQPPU) hopes to express its enthusiasm with regard to the development of tools aimed at promoting informed decision-making using science. It hopes, in passing, to make its own small contribution to the reflections made by international bodies and to make several suggestions inspired by practices that occur in Quebec and Canada.