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History of SGAC

History of SGAC
1997
December 1

Before SGAC Creation

The United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) Secretariat invites the International Space University (ISU) to organise a forum for young adults as part of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS). The ISU solicits alumni volunteers to plan, organise and conduct the Space Generation Forum, in parallel with other UNISPACE III activities.

1999
July 19

The Space Generation Forum at UNISPACE III

The Space Generation Forum at UNISPACE III

The Space Generation Forum (the first “SGAC” event) takes place in connection with UNISPACE III in Vienna, Austria. The Space Generation Forum is attended by 160 participants from 60 States. Their expertise covers all fields of space, including science, engineering, technology, law, ethics, art, literature, anthropology and architecture, and many other relevant fields. During the event, these participants develop ten recommendations, which are combined into the “Space Generation Forum: Visions and Perspectives of Youth”.

 

July 30

SGAC Creation at UNISPACE III

SGAC Creation at UNISPACE III

Creation of SGAC at UNISPACE III as presented in The Space Millennium: Vienna Declaration on Space and Human Development which was also included in the Report of the Third United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space as recommended by the Space Generation Forum (the first “SGAC” event).  “To create, within the framework of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, a consultative mechanism to facilitate the continued participation of young people from all over the world, especially young people from developing countries and young women, in cooperative space-related activities.”

 

July 30

in Support of the UN Programme on Space Applications

in Support of the UN Programme on Space Applications

The Space Generation Advisory Council includes “in Support of the United Nations Programme on Space Applications” under the auspice of the United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs.

2000
November 1

First Newsletter

First Newsletter

SGAC creates its first newsletter entitled “Juventus Pro Sidere Youth for Space”.

 

2001
January 1

Permanent Observer Status UN COPUOS

Permanent Observer Status UN COPUOS

SGAC gains Permanent Observer status at the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) and its two subcommittees: the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee (STSC) and the Legal Subcommittee (LSC) at the United Nations.

 

 

2002
October 11

First SGAC Global Event

First SGAC Global Event

First SGAC Global Event takes place: the Space Generation Congress (then called the Space Generation Summit) in Houston, Texas, USA. This event takes place alongside the International Astronautical Congress (IAC), however this year it was held alongside the World Space Congress which combines IAC with the COSPAR Scientific Assembly.

2003
January 1

UN Economic and Social Council

UN Economic and Social Council

SGAC becomes a member of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

 

 

2005
January 1

Open the Headquarters

Open the Headquarters

SGAC opens its headquarters at the European Space Policy Institute in Vienna, Austria.

 

 

2006
January 1

First part-time Executive Director

First part-time Executive Director

SGAC hires its first-ever part-time Executive Director, Chris Boshuizen.

January 1

First full-time Executive Director

First full-time Executive Director

SGAC hires its first-ever full-time Executive Director, Agnieszka Łukaszczyk, at the SGAC Headquarter in Vienna, Austria.

February 1

First Website

First Website

SGAC creates its first website.

November 1

First Intern

First Intern

SGAC gets its first-ever SGAC intern, Ms. Andrea Boyd from Australia.

2008
January 1

Beginning of Scholarships

SGAC creates scholarships for its members to attend the Space Generation Congress and the International Astronautical Congress.

2009
June 6

10th Anniversary

10th Anniversary

SGAC celebrates its 10 year anniversary at the European Space Policy Institute in Vienna, Austria.

2010
January 1

Project Groups Created

Project Groups Created

SGAC sets up 8 thematic project groups.

 

2011
January 1

SGAC Rebranding

SGAC Rebranding

SGAC rebrands itself and creates the current SGAC logo.

 

2012
April 15

First SGFF

First SGFF

SGAC hosts its first Space Generation Fusion Forum in connection with the Space Foundation and their Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.

2014
November 29

First Space Generation Workshop

First Space Generation Workshop

SGAC hosts its first-ever Space Generation Workshop (SGW regional event series) which is the 1st Asia-Pacific Space Generation Workshop (AP-SGW) in Yokohama, Japan.

2015
March 10

First SG[Country]

First SG[Country]

SGAC hosts its first SG[Country] (local event) in Jerusalem, Israel. 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  1. African Space Generation Workshop 2018

    December 17 - December 18
  2. SG[Thailand] 2019

    January 26, 2019 - January 27, 2019
  3. SG[France] 2019

    June 17, 2019