The transformative potential of space technology for development: approaches and opportunities in the UN system

The 13th open informal session on "The transformative potential of space technology for development: approaches and opportunities in the UN system" was held on 24 August 2017 in WHO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

The session was organized by the Office for Outer Space Affairs in conjunction with the 37th session of UN-Space, and as integral part of the UN/WHO/Switzerland Conference on Strengthening Space Cooperation for Global Health (23-25 August 2017).

The discussion at the open informal session provided an overview of examples of the use of space science, technology and applications within the United Nations system, and the potential use of space-based tools in preparation of UNISPACE+50, including in relation to UNISPACE+50 thematic priority no. 5 on Strengthened space cooperation for global health and no. 4 on International framework for space weather services.

 

Programme (available in PDF format in English only)

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

Hans Troedsson
Assistant Director-General, acting in-charge for Health Systems and Innovation Cluster, World Health Organization (WHO)

Simonetta Di Pippo
Director, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) Powerpoint Presentation

Anja Kaspersen
Director, United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (ODA)-Geneva Branch and Deputy Secretary-General of the Conference on Disarmament

Toshiyuki Kurino
Chief, Space-based Observing System Division, Space Programme Office, World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Powerpoint Presentation

Mitsuhiro Sakamoto
Acting Head, Space Service Department, Radiocommunication Bureau, International Telecommunication Union Powerpoint Presentation

Sharafat Gadimova
Executive Secretariat, International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG) Powerpoint Presentation

 

 

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