Fifty years since the first United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (1968 - 2018): UNISPACE+50

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In June 2018 the international community will gather in Vienna for UNISPACE+50. UNISPACE+50 will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the first United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. It will also be an opportunity for the international community to gather and consider the future course of global space cooperation for the benefit of humankind.

UNISPACE+50 will consist of two main parts:

From 22 to 29 June, COPUOS will revert to its regular session.

In addition, a UNISPACE+50 exhibition consisting of around 40 exhibitors will be held in the Rotunda of the VIC from 18 to 23 June.

UNISPACE+50 coincides with an evolving and ever more complex space agenda, when more participants, both governmental and non-governmental, are increasingly involved in ventures to explore space and carry out space activities.

The shared goal for UNISPACE+50 is to build, together with all stakeholders, a comprehensive Space2030 agenda for the contribution of space activities to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, addressing overarching, long-term development concerns, and which is based on the peaceful exploration and uses of outer space. UNISPACE+50 will take into account the interdependencies in the space sector and foster international cooperation, paying special attention to the future space-faring and developing countries while carefully considering the long-term sustainability of outer space activities.

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