The World Space Forum Series
The 2023 edition
The World Space Forum 2023 "Space 4 Our Common Future" provided an opportunity to draw attention to space solutions that will effectively support the areas mentioned in the various Policy Briefs leading to the Summit of the Future. In addition, it provided a set of practical recommendations to maximize the opportunities space solutions offer as input for the Summit of the Future 2024 and the Pact of the Future.
Read more about the results from previous editions of the World Space Forum series.
As of today, close to 80 UN Member States have established space agencies and in 2020, the space community launched a record number of satellites, surpassing the 1,000 threshold for the first time ever - breaking the previous high set in 2019. Research shows that around 40% of the 169 targets behind the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) benefit from the use of geo-location and earth observation satellites. With the inclusion of telecommunication satellites, this statistic rises substantially. Today, innovative space-based science and technology are accelerating achievement of SDGs in many parts of the world.
The United Nations aims to leverage innovative solutions and technological developments to realise common sustainable development goals, and attention is increasingly placed on the unique potential of space technologies in this endeavour. It is therefore important to build on the outcomes of UNISPACE+50 and take advantage of the momentum it generated to ensure that the current exchanges fully capture the political, legal and capacity-building elements of international cooperation in space exploration.
The working language of the WSF is English.
For information regarding the submission of nominations for attendance and funding as well as the programme and sponsorship of the Forum please contact:
UNOOSA - World Space Forum Organizing Team