Wilton Park - Operating in Space: Current Multilateral Policy Issues and Challenges

When: Tuesday, January 14, 2020

to Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Where: Singapore

The world is ever more reliant on space assets for its prosperity and security, and nations need the data and knowledge that flow from space, an environment that is increasingly contested and congested.  However, much of the discussions on-going in multilateral fora focus either on disarmament or on utilizing space for development and peaceful purposes. Yet it is commonly recognized that there are grey areas between building trust or generating hostility. To examine these grey areas in greater depth, Wilton Park is hosting a conference in Singapore, in association with the Australian Government, the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Secure World Foundation.

This conference is invitation-only and will be attended by representatives from each of the ASEAN nations, plus South Korea, Japan, India, China, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. As a follow-on from the previous Wilton Park conference on "Operating in space: towards developing protocols on norms of behaviour" held in March/April 2019, this conference seeks to take the conversation forward with nations that were not present at that conference and examine the implications of the issues discussed there.

For more information, please contact Washington Office Director Victoria Samson.
Last updated on December 6, 2019