13 February 2017. At the 54th session of the COPUOS STSC, on the 8 February, ESPI Resident Fellow Dr. Stefano Ferretti presented the ESPI Report 60: “Engaging with Stakeholders in Preparation for UNISPACE+50”. On the same day it took place the IAF Symposium 2017 “What is at stake in Space in 2017 and 2018”.

The ESPI presentation focused on the implementation of the UN Agenda 2030, presenting the outcomes of the 10th ESPI Autumn Conference “Space for Sustainable Development” and other relevant discussion fora with relevant stakeholders. This collective effort of Stefano Ferretti, Jean-Jacques Tortora, Elisabeth Veit and Alessandra Vernile, also looked forward to the upcoming UNISPACE+50 conference, which aims at giving new impulse to the mandate of the COPUOS for the years to come.

The ESPI presentation at UN COPUOS STSC can be downloaded here.

The ESPI Report 60 “Engaging with Stakeholders in Preparation for UNISPACE+50” can be downloaded here.

This presentation was very well received by the subcommittee delegations, and it was followed by the IAF Symposium 2017 “What is at stake in Space in 2017 and 2018”, which was attended by various speakers from Space Agencies: S. Magnus (AIAA), S.Krikalev (ROSCOSMOS), J.Woerner (ESA), S.Tsuneta (JAXA), M. Annadurai (ISRO), S.di Pippo (UNOOSA), Y.Qi (CNSA), R.Battiston (ASI), Doan Ha Thang (Vietnam), J.Mendieta (AEM), M.Rathnasabapathy (SGAC), K.Al Hashmi (UAE), I.Makoloi (SANSA), A.Blasberger (ISA), L.Hongbo (CASC).

The programme of the symposium can be downloaded here.