Space for all: A global space partnership for the sustainable development goals

Hui Du, Luc St-Pierre, Giovanni Rum, Jorge Del Rio Vera, Medeni Soysal, Simonetta Di Pippo, Sergiy Negoda, Markus Woltran, Shirish Ravan

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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is bringing great opportunities and challenges for the global space community. The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), in its capacity as a capacity-builder, a facilitator and a gateway to space in UN, is leading global efforts in the promotion of international cooperation in the peaceful exploration and use of outer space and in the utilization of space science and technology for sustainable development. A global space partnership is proposed by UNOOSA to serve as a comprehensive and inclusive mechanism to consolidate the efforts of the global space community in helping countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. A space user needs study, a space solutions compendium, capacity building activities and contribution to policy definitions are the core areas of work of the proposed partnership. As a multi-stakeholder partnership in response to the call of the SDG 17, the global space partnership for the Sustainable Development Goals is complementary to the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development. UNOOSA is already implementing the partnership through agreements with different kinds of partners, including those from industry and the private sector. Coordination of space activities and international space cooperation will be enhanced through the partnership.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalProceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC
StatePublished - 2018
Event69th International Astronautical Congress: #InvolvingEveryone, IAC 2018 - Bremen, Germany
Duration: Oct 1 2018Oct 5 2018


  • Capacity Building
  • Global Space Partnership
  • Space Solutions
  • Space User Needs Study
  • Sustainable Development Goals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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