Access to Space for All and the benefits of space

Access to Space for All is key in raising awareness about what space technology can do for the Sustainable Development Goals. For each Access to Space for All hands-on opportunity, applicants are requested to provide information on how their activity will support the Sustainable Development Goals. To date, UNOOSA has received applications that span over the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Exmaples on how Access to Space for All supports the SDGs are:

  • SDG 4 "Quality Education: As Access to Space for all provides educational resources through its educational component.
  • SDG 8 "Decent Work and Economic Growth": Access to Space for All builds capacity for individuals to access jobs in the space industry or in other scientific, technological or engineering areas.
  • SDG 9 "Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure": Thanks to some of the hands-on opportunities of Access to Space for All, institutions can create facilities that remain available once the opportunity has been completed.

Access to Space for All Architecture







The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) has conducted capacity-building activities such as conferences and training courses for almost 50 years. However, we have noticed an increasing demand for hands-on expertise related to access to space. To answer to the increasing demand for hands-on capacity-building, UNOOSA started to provide hands-on opportunities in collaboration with various partners back in 2012 and, in 2018, launched the Access to Space for All Initiative which organizes all the hands-on opportunities offered by UNOOSA in three different tracks of increasing complexity, aiming at  developing capacity in different space-related areas from A to Z.


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