The First International Moon Day: 20 July 2022

16:00 - 17:00
Terminal 7

The Moon Village Association considers that the peaceful exploration and utilisation of the Moon is the next step for humanity in opening new perspectives related to economic, cultural, and inspirational goals. The Moon has huge benefits to offer to humanity, but these must be shared between all countries and involve space and non-space industries. Humanity needs to work together to reach this goal with all stakeholders, including governments, industry, academia, international organisations, and the public.
MVA proposed at the United Nations Committee on the Use of Outer Space the celebration of the International Moon Day on 20 July. This was approved by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2021.
Because MVA has been an early advocate of the concept of the International Moon Day (IMD) celebration, MVA is taking the initiative to organize its implementation. The goals of the IMD are fully in line with the MVA mission and objectives to promote the development of lunar exploration in addressing the largest public, scientific, educational, and industrial communities. The theme of the IMD for 2022 is “Lunar Exploration Coordination and Sustainability”.
The celebration has involved either “bottom up” events organized at national level as well as a “top down” event organized on a global scale. The Press Conference shall discuss the achievements of the first year celebration held on 20 July 2022 and the preliminary plan for 2023.



President, Moon Village Association (MVA)



Dumitru-Dorin PRUNARIU

Astronaut and Expert, Romanian Association for Space Technology and Industry, Member, Board of the Romanian Space Agency, ROMSPACE


Simonetta DI PIPPO

Director, SEE Lab (Space Economy Evolution Laboratory) SDA Bocconi School of Management, Milan (Italy)



Chair, International Moon Day Group

Saudi Arabia