In June 2018 the international community will gather in Vienna for UNISPACE+50, a special segment of the 61st session of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. The shared goal for UNISPACE+50 is to build, together with all stakeholders, a comprehensive Space2030 agenda.
UNISPACE+50 will be informed by seven thematic priorities, which were agreed in 2016 (A/71/20, para.296). The first of these priorities is: global partnership in space exploration and innovation. An Action Team has been established as the mechanism to drive this area of work.
The Action Team's objectives are to: raise awareness of space exploration and innovation as essential drivers for opening up new domains in space science and technology, triggering new partnerships and developing capabilities that create new opportunities for addressing global challenges; foster dialogue with the space industry and the private sector; promote cooperation between spacefaring nations and emerging space nations; allow space exploration activities to become open and inclusive on a global scale; and identify governance and cooperation mechanisms to support this objective.
The focus of the meeting on 14 and 15 September 2017, to be held in connection with the AIAA Space Forum in Orlando, will be on exchanging ideas towards the development of the related topics and recommendations.