United Nations/United Arab Emirates - High Level Forum: Space as a Driver for Socio-Economic Sustainable Development.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 - 24 November 2016
Organized jointly by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the United Arab Emirates Space Agency, the First High Level Forum aims to drive debate on the role of space science and technology in fostering global development. The Forum, therefore, represents a unique opportunity for the collective space community to address the future global space governance leading up to the fiftieth anniversary of the First United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space "UNISPACE+50" in 2018.
Objectives and Expected Outcomes
Objectives of the United Nations/United Arab Emirates High Level Forum include the presentation of lessons learned and new ideas in the four thematic areas of space economy, space society, space accessibility and space diplomacy, and all their interactions and inter-linkages. The Forum aims to produce a declaration with a set of recommendations to further shape and position space activities as drivers for innovation, socio-economic development and diplomacy for a sustainable future.
The Forum will start with a High-Level Panel bringing together decision-makers and experts. Two days will then be used for breakout sessions to be conducted on the four main topics of the High Level Forum. A half day technical tour will be arranged by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre during the Forum. The final day will be used for a Roundtable Discussion Session in order to address the future global space governance leading up to "UNISPACE+50" in 2018.
At the event was present also Mr. Giovanni Sylos Labini (CEO of Planetek Italia) as Vice President of The European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC). Giovanni SYLOS LABINI exposed the view of European SMEs involved in EO services in several pannel discussions. Find his presentations on EARSC website.
For further details of this event www.unoosa.org/oosa/en/ourwork/unispaceplus50/index.html