Fifty years after the first United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNISPACE+50) , Member States gathered in Vienna in 2018 to reflect on more than 50 years of achievement in space exploration and use and to chart the future contribution of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) to the global governance of outer space activities.
The outcome document - The Space2030 Agenda: space as a driver of sustainable development, developed by COPUOS, was adopted by the General Assembly in 2021 in resolution 76/3.
The Space2030 Agenda and its implementation plan that offers the global community a blueprint to reach the Sustainable Development Goals by tapping into the space-derived data, technology, innovative products, and other tools gained through space exploration and use.
The Space2030 Agenda has four overarching objectives wrapped around four pillars: space economy, space society, space accessibility and space diplomacy.
By the terms of the text, titled " The 'Space2030' Agenda: space as a driver of sustainable development ", the Assembly urges Member States to implement the Space2030 Agenda and work with other entities from non-governmental organizations to businesses to promote the use of space-based solutions. The resolution also aims to guarantee that the benefits derived from outer space exploration are open to all nations, regardless of their development.
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