Published on November 14, 2019

Tuesday IAC 2019 08 GNF : Leaving no one behind : Opportunities to support inclusiveness through spa

A roundtable discussion including the Director of UNOOSA, a representative of IAF and providers and beneficiaries of projects that promote inclusiveness through space technologies. The participants will present the outcomes of the 27th IAF Workshop and offer highlights of projects that promote inclusiveness in space activities. Discussion with the audience and interested parties will be highly encouraged.

The 2019 IAF Workshop will discuss space science, technologies, applications and exploration in support of economic, social and environmental development with a focus on inclusiveness as an underlying factor in sustainable development. It will provide opportunities for space emerging countries to perceive space as contributor to inclusive growth of countries, especially as a catalyst in empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality. Considering the direct and/or indirect relevance of space to all 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs), the workshop will address the specific elements of SDG 4 (quality education), SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth), SDG 10 (reduced inequalities), SDG 13 (climate action) and SDG 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions), in addition to SDG 17 (partnerships for the Goals).