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UNIS/MA/155
17 November 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY

Media representatives are invited to the

Designation of United Nations Champion for Space

10.45am, 20 November 2016

Grand Hyatt Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

VIENNA/DUBAI, 17 November (UN Information Service) - On Sunday 20 November, the formal designation of the first ever United Nations Champion for Space will take place.

Media representatives are invited to attend the signing of the letter of designation at 10.45am at the Grand Hyatt Dubai with the Champion for Space and the Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) Simonetta Di Pippo.

The United Nations Champion for Space will help UNOOSA promote space as a tool for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, as well as raise awareness of UNOOSA's activities.

The signing of the letter of designation will take place during the first United Nations/United Arab Emirates High Level Forum on Space as a Driver for Socio-Economic Development, organized by UNOOSA in conjunction with the United Arab Emirates Space Agency and hosted by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre. The Forum will bring together stakeholders from across the broader space community to identify ways to harness space technology and applications for socio-economic development.


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A media advisory containing further details of the High Level Forum is available here:

http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/en/ourwork/hlf/first-hlf-meeting.html

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Media representatives who would like to attend or request interviews should contact:

Daria Brankin
United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)
Telephone: +43 699 1459 8718
Email: daria.brankin[at]unoosa.org

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