19th Open Session of UN-SPACE, held in collaboration with the Service for Geospatial, Information and Telecommunications Technologies at the United Nations Global Service Centre (UNGSC) and Italian Space Agency (ASI) - Brindisi, Italy - 19 October 2023

Open sessions of UN-Space, with the participation of Member States and others, promote multi-stakeholder engagement and dialogue and showcase examples of how the United Nations system works on selected space-related themes.

The 19th open informal session will focus on  "Earth observation and integrated applications for disaster risk management and sustainable development". The morning session will address disaster risk management and the afternoon sustainable development. Speakers will include representatives of a wide range United Nations entities, ASI, members of industry and more. There will also be opportunitites for interactives discussions and informal networking.


All Member States are invited to attend the 19th open session. Representatives of Member States are requested to confirm attendance by no later than 2 October 2023 with the UN-Space Secretariat: un-space[@]un.org

Useful information


Organization PowerPoint Files
United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, UN-Space Secretariat - Ms.Tanya Keusen Presentation
United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, UN-SPIDER - Mr. Lorant Czaran Presentation
United Nations Global Service Centre, Flood Analytics - Ms. Mariangela Noviello  
United Nations Global Service Centre, UN Maps Response to Emergency Relief - Mr. Michael Montani Presentation
World Meteorological Organization - Mr. Heikki Pohjola Presentation
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - Ms. Elsa Sattout  
Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia - Mr. Soheil Rastan and Ms. Amal Iaaly Presentation
Italian Space Agency (ASI) - Ms. Laura Candela  
Italian Civil Protection - Ms. Paola Pagliara  
Apulian Aerospace Technology District - Mr. Antonio Zilli Presentation
Planetek Italia S.r.l - Mr. Massimo Zotti Presentation
Thales Alenia Space Italia S.p.A - Ms. Annamaria Nassisi Presentation
Food and Agriculture Organization - Mr. Matieu Henry Presentation
International Telecommunications Union - Ms. Veronique Glaude Presentation
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification - Mr. Brian O'Connor Presentation
World Food Programme - Ms. Hannah Kemper Presentation
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime - Mr. Coen Bussink Presentation
Economic and Social Commission for Asia Pacific - Mr. Hamid Mehmood Presentation
Italian Space Agency (ASI) - Ms. Maria Elena Cianfanelli Presentation
European Space Agency - Ms. Michela Corvino Presentation
Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari/Centre International de Hautes Études Agronomiques Méditerranéennes (CIHEAM Bari) - Mr. Bilal Derardja Presentation
e-Geos S.p.A. - Ms. Luisa Bettili Presentation
Meteorological Environmental Earth Observation (MEEO) S.r.l. - Mr. Stefano Natali Presentation
Sitael S.p.A - Mr. Giovanni Tuccio Presentation


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