Engaging space tools for development on Earth - contribution of space technology and applications to the post-2015 development agenda

The 11 th open informal session on "Engaging space tools for development on Earth - contribution of space technology and applications to the post-2015 Development Agenda" was held on 14 May 2014 in New York.

The session was organized by the Office for Outer Space Affairs  in conjunction with the 34th session of UN-Space and with the 14th meeting of the  United Nations Geographic Information Working Group (UNGIWG), a voluntary network of United Nations  professionals working in the fields of cartography and geographic information science, and was followed by a joint UN-Space - UNGIWG meeting.

The discussion at the open informal session provided a multidimensional perspective on examples of how the wide range of space technology applications, involving Earth observation, global navigation satellite systems, telecommunication, and telemedicine, as well as other sources of geospatial information, were being used as enabler and means of implementation of sustainable development objectives, including the improvement of the resilience of populations and infrastructures, and in meeting the post-2015 development agenda process. 

Programme (available in PDF format in English only)

Online Presentations

Opening statement
Simonetta Di Pippo, Director, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs PDF file

Earth Observations and Telecommunications for Peace and Security
Rolf Sjoberg, Deputy-Director, Division for Geospatial, Information and Telecommunications Technologies, United Nations Powerpoint Presentation

Humanitarian telemedicine
Peter Hulsroj, Director, European Space Policy Institute Powerpoint Presentation

Global Navigation Satellite Systems for Development
Sharafat Gadimova, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs in its capacity of Executive Secretariat of the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellites System Powerpoint Presentation

Overview of activities of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
Simonetta Di Pippo, Director, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs Powerpoint Presentation

Seeing a Better World - Global Development Trends in Remote Sensing
Taner Kodanaz, Director, Seeing a Better World Program, Digital Globe
Kumar Navulur, Director, Next Generation Products, Digital Globe Powerpoint Presentation

Geospatial information and resilience
Andre Dehondt, Co-Chair, United Nations Geographic Information Working Group Powerpoint Presentation

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