World Space Forum
'Space for our Future'
Online virtual meeting
Organized jointly by
the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the United Arab Emirates Space Agency
9-10 December 2020
Draft Programme (Subject to change) uploaded
- 17.11.2020: Side events and special session announcement - updated Agenda-at-a-glance (Subject to change) available
Agenda-at-a-glance (Subject to change) uploaded - (
Important Notice: All times are Central European Time)
Registration open. Please follow
this link to register for the event
As of today, close to 80 UN Member States have established space agencies and in 2020, the space community has already launched over 1,000 satellites for the first time ever - breaking the previous record set in 2019. Research shows that around 40% of the 169 targets behind the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) benefit from the use of geo-location and earth observation satellites. With the inclusion of telecommunication satellites, this statistic rises substantially. Today, innovative space-based science and technology are accelerating achievement of SDGs in many parts of the world.
The United Nations aims to leverage innovative solutions and technological developments to realise common sustainable development goals, and attention is increasingly placed on the unique potential of space technologies in this endeavour. It is therefore important to build on the outcomes of UNISPACE+50 and take advantage of the momentum it generated to ensure that the current exchanges fully capture the political, legal and capacity building elements of international cooperation in space exploration.
The event will be live streamed through an MS Teams Live Event with the opportunity to engage with the speakers and presenters through the Chat function. A recording of the sessions will be made available later.
The working language of the WSF is English.
Participation is open to all who are interested to join and have submitted the registration by the deadline 06 December 2020
The completed registration form should be submitted on-line
no later than 06. December 2020
For information regarding the submission of nominations for attendance and funding as well as the programme and sponsorship of the Forum please contact:
UNOOSA - World Space Forum Organizing Team