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November 6-12, 2017 / Vol 36, No 45 / Hawai`i Island, USA

3 Nov 2017, 20:00 UTC
November 6-12, 2017 / Vol 36, No 45 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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UN / UAE High Level Forum in Dubai Looks Ahead to UNISPACE+50 in Vienna

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and United Arab Emirates Space Agency host High Level Forum: Space as a Driver for Socio-Economic Sustainable Development on 6-9 November at the Grand Hyatt Dubai Hotel in Dubai. The mission is to drive exchange between governments, international organizations, industry, the private sector, academia and civil society in the spheres of space economy, space society, space accessibility and space diplomacy. Italian Astrophysicist and UNOOSA Director Simonetta Di Pippo will deliver the keynote address. Next year is the 50th observation of the first UN Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. UNISPACE+50 slated for June 20-21 2018 will bring together the international community as a special segment of the 61st session of COPUOS (Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space). As more and more participants, governmental and non-governmental, rapidly increase the scope of space exploration and development it is crucial to build a future of global space cooperation for the benefit of all humankind. In September 2017 the International Astronautical Federation General Assembly selected IAC 2020 host city as Dubai with hosting organization Mohammed Bin Rashid ...

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