SGAC members are encouraged to take part in the workshops organised by the United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs. All information can be found here! Check periodically this page for new workshops in your region.
UN Regional Centers
In order to help developing countries to effectively contribute to the solution of the global, regional and national environmental and resource management problems, the United Nations saw the urgent need for a higher level of knowledge and expertise in the relevant disciplines by educators as well as by research and application scientists in these countries. These capabilities could only be acquired through long-term intensive education.
The UN Regional Centers for Space Science and Technology Education are located in Brazil, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria (SGAC partner since 2012), India and Jordan. Read more about what these centers can offer to you, or what you can offer to them!
Check the official website here.
UNISPACE+50 celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the first United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. It was also an opportunity for the international community to gather and consider the future course of global space cooperation for the benefit of humankind.
UNISPACE+50 coincides with an evolving and ever more complex space agenda, where more participants, both governmental and non-governmental, are increasingly involved in ventures to explore space and carry out space activities.
As a product of UNISPACE III, the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), attributed heightened importance to this conference series and played an important role in nurturing the dialogue pertaining to UNISPACE+50 and the wider strategic review promoted by UNOOSA.
At UNISPACE+50 SGAC made statements, presentations, had a booth, and was part of the Space and Youth panel. In support of UNISPACE+50, SGAC hosted an anniversary event in Vienna, Austria: the Space Generation Forum 2.0 (SGF 2.0) which was a two-day event focused on the thematic priorities and pillars of UNISPACE+50 including a focus on space for women, the sustainable development goals, space for global health, and more. From SGF 2.0 came a conference room paper entitled “Recommendations from the Space Generation Forum 2.0 and the Space Generation Advisory Council in Support of UNISPACE+50” that was disseminated at UNISPACE+50 and COPUOS in 2018.
United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
SGAC is proud to be members of the UN Economic and Social Committee (ECOSOC) since 2003. In this position, annually SGAC attends the UN General Assembly every year, and represents young professionals and university students in this important world forum. Our SGAC ECOSOC representatives report back on the important recommendations from all UN Member States. 2010 Briefing on Meetings at and Reports by the 65th United Nations General Assembly.