United Nations World Space Forum 2024 - "Sustainable Space for Sustainability on Earth"

World Space Forum 2024
Tue, 3 Dec - Thu, 5 Dec 2024


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  • The deadline to apply for funding closes 01.09.2024
  • The call for poster abstracts closes  01.09.2024
  • Deadline for registration to attend in person with visa support request but without funding closes: 03.11.2024


As the planet faces increasing environmental and societal challenges, it requires effective legal frameworks, strong partnerships and global cooperation in order to achieve the goal of sustainable development.

Space science and technology bring an abundance of unique and fundamental benefits to humanity. With growing technological innovation, space exploration serves as a key provider of applications for life on Earth. Space tools enable and drive sustainable development by providing essential data for climate action, disaster management and monitoring progress on global commitments in sustainable development goals.

In an increasingly complex world with a growing participation of different stakeholders, this forum offers a unique opportunity for exchange and knowledge transfer to actors from politics, industry, science and society.

The "Space2030" Agenda provides a road map for achieving sustainable development through the use of innovation and technology derived from space exploration. Another central goal is to deliver insights on how to improve global space governance, focusing on economic, societal, accessibility and diplomatic issues.

With the upcoming midterm-review of the implementation process of the "Space2030" Agenda, the Forum will play a pivotal role in providing a platform for inclusive stakeholder discussions and contributions.


Setting the Stage

The World Space Forum event series aims to strengthen partnerships and advance the ongoing dialogue among the global community on a wide range of space issues to facilitate socio-economic sustainable development. The Forum promotes the implementation of the " Space2030" Agenda: space as a driver of sustainable development and its implementation plan " adopted by the General Assembly in its resolution 76/3 through the broad involvement of all relevant space actors.

This year's event in Bonn, Germany, will have a special focus on the UN Summit of the Future held in September 2024 in New York. The Summit of the Future seeks to enhance cooperation on critical challenges and to address gaps in global governance. The Pact for the Future, to be adopted during the Summit, aims to reaffirm existing commitments and move towards a reinvigorated multilateral system that can effectively tackle future challenges, including the peaceful use of outer space. The World Space Forum 2024 provides an opportunity to draw attention to space solutions that effectively support the areas identified in the Pact, offering an opportunity for participants to discuss its implementation regarding space just three months after its adoption.

Furthermore, the outcomes of the Forum will be reported to the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space in the context of the upcoming mid-term review of the Space2030 Agenda, adopted by the UN General Assembly.

After successfully hosting the High-Level Forum in 2018, we are pleased to continue the space dialogue with the World Space Forum 2024 in Bonn, Germany.


The World Space Forum 2024 aims to:

  • Start the dialogue on the implementation of the space-related sections in the Pact for the Future and the role of COPUOS in this endeavor
  • Discuss the implementation of the Space2030 Agenda and set the stage for the upcoming midterm review in 2025
  • Debate the on-going development of Global Space Governance
  • Reaffirm and strengthen the contribution of space activities and space tools for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Promote international and public-private partnerships for the development of a sustainable, future-oriented and strong space environment
  • Address the need to improve existing communication approaches on the benefits of outer space technology and its applications
  • Involve young people, as future space leaders, to address issues of importance for future generations
  • Foster dialogue and close cooperation for developing a common space vision
  • Bring space actors together to exchange best practices and explore ways to jointly address challenges to humanity and sustainable development issues

Who is it for?

The WORLD SPACE FORUM brings together experts and policy makers from international, regional, national and local institutions, private organizations, academia, and non-governmental organizations. This multi-stakeholder composition allows for a truly inclusive, diverse and multilateral dialogue around the four pillars of space economy, space society, space accessibility and space diplomacy.

The organizers strive to support gender mainstreaming in their program and are working towards a broad representation in terms of geography, age and gender, both among the visitors and among the active participants in order to achieve a truly inclusive and multilateral exchange.

More information

For more information, visit the dedicated UNOOSA event page.

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