Registration Opens for the World Space Forum 2024 in Bonn, Germany

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), in collaboration with the German Space Agency at DLR, the United Arab Emirates, and Peru, has officially opened registration for the World Space Forum 2024. Scheduled to take place at the UN Campus in Bonn, Germany, from 3-5 December 2024, the event will center on the theme "Sustainable Space for Sustainability on Earth."

The forum aims to leverage space solutions for sustainable development, aligning with the "Space2030 Agenda" and the forthcoming "Pact for the Future," which will be agreed upon at the UN General Assembly this September.

Key Highlights of the Forum

  • Dialogue on Space & the Future: Participants will explore the space-related sections of the Pact for the Future and the role of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS).
  • Implementing the Space2030 Agenda: The forum will lay the groundwork for the 2025 midterm review.
  • Global Space Governance: Discussions will focus on enhancing global space governance.
  • Achieving SDGs: The role of space activities, tools, and solutions in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be highlighted.
  • International Partnerships: The event will promote public-private partnerships for a sustainable and resilient space environment.
  • Youth Involvement: Engaging young space enthusiasts to address future-critical issues.

Event Details

  • Dates: December 3-5, 2024
  • Location: UN Campus, Bonn, Germany

To register for the event, visit this link.

Important Deadlines

Funding Application Deadline: September 1, 2024
Poster Abstract Submission Deadline: September 1, 2024
Registration with Visa Support (without funding) Deadline: November 3, 2024


In light of increasing environmental and societal challenges, the World Space Forum 2024 will emphasize the necessity for effective legal frameworks, strong partnerships, and global cooperation to achieve sustainable development. Space science and technology offer unique benefits, such as data for climate action, disaster management, and monitoring progress on global commitments.


  • Initiating dialogue on the implementation of space-related sections of the Pact for the Future.
  • Discussing the implementation of the Space2030 Agenda and preparing for the 2025 midterm review.
  • Debating ongoing developments in Global Space Governance.
  • Strengthening the contribution of space activities to achieving the SDGs.
  • Promoting international and public-private partnerships for a sustainable space environment.
  • Enhancing communication on the benefits of outer space technology.
  • Involving young people as future space leaders.
  • Fostering dialogue and cooperation for developing a common space vision.

The World Space Forum 2024 will build on the outcomes of the UN Summit of the Future, held in September 2024, which seeks to enhance global governance and cooperation on critical challenges, including the peaceful use of outer space. The forum will provide a platform for discussing the implementation of space solutions identified in the Pact for the Future, just three months after its adoption.

The World Space Forum series aims to strengthen partnerships and advance the global dialogue on space issues, facilitating socio-economic sustainable development. By promoting the implementation of the Space2030 Agenda, the forum seeks to involve all relevant space actors in creating a sustainable and resilient future.

Experts and policymakers from international, regional, national, and local institutions, private organizations, academia, and non-governmental organizations are invited to participate. The organizers emphasize gender mainstreaming and broad representation in terms of geography, age, and gender among both visitors and active participants, to achieve a truly inclusive and multilateral exchange.

For the latest information and to register for the World Space Forum 2024, please visit this link.