The Preparatory Meeting for a series of High Level Fora on the topic ‘Space as a Driver for Socioeconomic Sustainable Development’ was organised by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs on 19 November 2015 at the Vienna International Centre. It brought together decision-makers from governments and space agencies as well as other high-ranking officials.
The series of High Level Fora will be organised from 2016 to 2018 for the preparation of the UNISPACE+50 event. This event will take place in 2018 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first UNISPACE conference, which was held in Vienna in 1968. The fora will offer the opportunity to address the economic, environmental, social, policy and regulatory dimensions of space for global sustainable development.
The Preparatory Meeting was centred upon the four pillars of Space Economy, Space Society, Space Accessibility and Space Diplomacy. These pillars will also guide the series of High Level Fora and the preparations for the UNISPACE +50 event.
More information can be found on the website of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs.