History of SGAC
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.
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”.
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.”
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.
UN Economic and Social Council
SGAC becomes a member of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
Open the Headquarters
SGAC opens its headquarters at the European Space Policy Institute in Vienna, Austria.
SGAC creates its first website.
SGAC celebrates its 10 year anniversary at the European Space Policy Institute in Vienna, Austria.
Project Groups Created
SGAC sets up 8 thematic project groups.
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.
SGAC hosts its first SG[Country] (local event) in Jerusalem, Israel.