25 September 2016 Community

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs participates in the 67th International Astronautical Congress

Press Release

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The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) will take part in the 67 th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Guadalajara, Mexico.

This will be the first time that UNOOSA will have a booth at IAC. Visitors will be able to find out all about UNOOSA's activities and talk to UNOOSA staff. A joint media briefing with JAXA, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will be held in regards to the KiboCUBE initiative. UNOOSA will also hold a press conference with Sierra Nevada Corporation where details of the UNOOSA-SNC Dream Chaser space mission will be announced. Both of these events will be open to IAC participants and accredited media.

UNOOSA Director, Simonetta Di Pippo, and UNOOSA staff will present a number of technical papers during the Congress. UNOOSA will host a Global Networking Forum (GNF) panel on UNISPACE+50 and the future of space. Ms Di Pippo will also speak at a Women in Aerospace (WIA) GNF panel on diversity and development, as well as a WIA breakfast event on space for women. Ms Di Pippo and Chief of UNOOSA's Space Applications Section Luc St-Pierre will speak at a GNF event for emerging countries.

UNISPACE+50 will be a special segment of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space in June 2018. It will commemorate the 50 th anniversary of the first United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and set the future course of global space cooperation for the benefit of humankind.


Details of UNOOSA-hosted events:

UN/IAF Workshop on Space Technology for Socio-Economic Benefits
Friday 23 to Sunday 25 September
Hilton Guadalajara

UNOOSA booth at IAC exhibition
Monday 26 to Friday 30 September
Booth B3, Jalisco Room, Expo Guadalajara

UNOOSA-JAXA media briefing on first round of KiboCUBE initiative
Monday 26 September
5.30pm - 6.00pm UNOOSA booth (booth B3), Jalisco Room, Expo Guadalajara

Speakers: Simonetta Di Pippo, Director of UNOOSA
Koichi Wakata, JAXA International Space Station Programme Manager
Mwangia Mbuthia, University of Nairobi

UNOOSA-SNC press conference on Dream Chaser ® opportunities for United Nations Member States
Tuesday 27 September
11.00am - 11.45am
UNOOSA booth (booth B3), Jalisco Room, Expo Guadalajara
Speakers:
Simonetta Di Pippo, Director of UNOOSA
Mark Sirangelo, SNC corporate vice president for Space Systems

UNOOSA Global Networking Forum panel on UNISPACE+50 and the Future of Space
Wednesday 28 September
1.30pm - 2.30pm
Guadalajara Hall 8, Expo Guadalajara
Speakers:
Simonetta Di Pippo, Director of UNOOSA
David Kendall, Chair of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space
Jean-Yves Le Gall, President of the Centre National d'études spatiales and incoming President of the IAF
Li Xinjun, Secretary-General of the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization
Valanathan Munsami, Chair of the African Union Space Working Group

Technical papers:

UNOOSA staff will present the following technical papers on UNOOSA's activities:

  • The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and its Contributions to Implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development - B1. Earth Observation Symposium
  • Space Technology and Applications for Monitoring and Protecting Biodiversity and Ecosystems: A New Thematic Priority of the United Nations Programme on Space Applications - B1. Earth Observation Symposium
  • Capacity Building in Space Technology Development: Activities of the United Nations Basic Space Technology Initiative - B4. 23rd IAA Symposium on Small Satellite Missions
  • Four Pillars to Address the Future of Space - D4. 14th IAA Symposium on Visions and Strategies for the Future
  • The United Nations Human Space Technology Initiative in the Period 2015 - 2016 - E3. 29th IAA Symposium on Space Policy, Regulations and Economics
  • Global Space Governance and the Future of Space - E3. 29th IAA Symposium on Space Policy, Regulations and Economics
  • Ten Years of Knowledge and Experience under UN-SPIDER to Bring Space-based Data and Information in Disaster Management - E5. 27th IAA Symposium on Space and Society

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