2020 UNIDIR Space Security Conference

When: Tuesday, April 7, 2020

to Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Where: Room XXIV, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

The 2020 Space Security Conference, organized the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) in collaboration with Secure World Foundation and Fondation pour la recherche stratégique, will provide an informal setting to consider whether there is already an “arms race in outer space” and how the international community can still “prevent an arms race in outer space”. If it cannot be avoided, how can such an arms race best be managed?

The key issues and challenges that the conference will address will be:
  • PAROS at 40 years and a look at the evolution of the UN agenda item;
  • Indicators of an arms race in outer space (e.g. rivalries, capabilities and accel  erated developments);
  • The role of space activities in the context of broader geopolitical competition;
  • The role of industry in the increased militarization of space
  • Mitigating non-military consequences of conflict in space; and
  • Alternative approaches for addressing PAROS.

We encourage the participation of representatives from Permanent Missions to the United Nations and experts on disarmament and arms control with access badges to the Palais des Nations.

For more information, please visit the event site or contact Washington Office Director Victoria Samson with any inquiries. 

  
                                                
Last updated on February 12, 2020