SGAC Involvement with the UN
SGAC works constantly to accomplish a key component of its mission as an organisation: to be the dialogue agent between UN Member States present at the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and the next generation of international space sector lead
Committee on the Peaceful Use of Outer Space
SGAC has Permanent Observer status in UN COPUOS and is regularly present at its annual meeting (in June) and at its two subcommittees’ meetings: Legal (in March) and Scientific and Technical (in February). As one of only twenty Permanent Observers in COPUOS, SGAC contributes to the activities and action teams of COPUOS.
SGAC at each meeting contributes to the discussion by making statements (see below) and presentations on the various work that SGAC’s network produces throughout the year. This includes the reporting of the recommendations gathered at the annual Space Generation Congress.
- SGAC statement COPUOS 2009
- SGAC statement COPUOS 2010
- SGAC statement COPUOS 2011
- SGAC statement COPUOS 2012
- SGAC statement COPUOS 2013
- SGAC statement COPUOS 2014
United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs
SGAC works together with UNOOSA in promoting United Nations workshops and in supporting SGAC members to attend various conferences around the world.
Our partnership with OOSA is also manifested throughout our networks. Our two institutions are constantly dialoguing and using our reach to promote our work across the entire space sector.
SGAC actively contributes, apart to the UNCOPUOS, to the Internacional Committee on GNSS and the Action Team 14 on NEOs, as well as support many other activities. Contact us if you would like to be actively involved with the UN activities!
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
The United Nations, in order for the developing countries to effectively contribute to the solution of the Global global, regional and national environmental and resource management problems, 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, they further noted, could only be acquired through long-term intensive education.
The UN Regional Centers with Space Education are located in Brazil, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria (SGAC partnered with them in 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.
United Nations Economic and Social Committee
The 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.