World Space Forum 2023


World Space Forum 2023




– Organiser: UNOOSA
– Language: English
– Virtual or in-person: In-person

Global warming, loss of biodiversity, food insecurity, pollution – the situation regarding the health of our planet is as serious as it is complex. Major global shocks have shown our vulnerability and set back the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. The global community noticed that our collective problem-solving mechanisms do not match the pace or scale of the challenges we face. Today’s complex, interconnected, and rapidly changing world requires a more effective multilateral system and strong inclusion of effective innovative tools.

The Summit of the Future in 2024 was proposed as an opportunity to agree on multilateral solutions for a better future and to strengthen global governance for both present and future generations (A/RES/76/307). To prepare for the Summit, Member States asked the Secretary-General of the United Nations to come up with action-oriented recommendations, building on the proposals in his report, Our Common Agenda (A/75/982).

At the Summit of the Future 2024, from 22-23 September 2024, Member States will commit to adopt a Pact for the Future to consolidate collective agreements and to demonstrate global solidarity for present and future generations.

In support of the Common Agenda and the Summit of the Future process, the Secretary-General was invited to issue a set of Policy Briefs which will include an analysis of the impact of the proposals on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. They will be based on the United Nations Charter and the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, with gender equality as a cross-cutting theme.

WSF2023 | Setting the Stage

The World Space Forum event series aims at strengthening partnerships and promoting ongoing dialogue among the global community on a wide range of space issues to facilitate socioeconomic 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.

The World Space Forum 2023 provides an opportunity to draw attention to space solutions that will effectively support the areas mentioned in the various Policy Briefs leading to the Summit of the Future. In addition, it will provide a set of practical recommendations to maximize the opportunities space solutions offer as input for the Summit of the Future 2024 and the Pact of the Future.

WSF2023 | Objectives

The World Space Forum 2023 aims to:

  • 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;
  • Put “Space2030” agenda in the centre as a guiding document to enhance space-derived economic benefits and strengthen the role of the space sector as a major driver for sustainable development;
  • Bring space actors together to exchange best practices and explore ways to jointly address challenges to humanity and sustainable development issues.

WSF2023 | Who is it for?

The WORLD SPACE FORUM brings together experts and policymakers from regional, national and local institutions, private organizations, academic institutions, non-governmental organizations and international organizations. Such 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 programmes and are committed to achieving a balanced representation of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.