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

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

This event was held in Singapore January 14-15, 2020, by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Wilton Park, and was organized in partnership with the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and SWF. As technology continues to advance and costs fall, the use of space is growing more widespread internationally, both within government and the commercial sectors. Increased use brings increased risk associated with congestion and competition. These risks need to be managed to realize the significant security and prosperity opportunities space offers. Keeping space safe depends on good communication, be it directly, through explaining intent and as demonstrated by behaviors. Participants – mostly from Southeast Asia - shared perspectives on how to facilitate the sustainable use of space, with the aim of identifying improved forms of communication and steps to realize them. SWF Washington Office Director Victoria Samson presented on “Defining and Demonstrating Behaviors;” led a World Cafe discussion on “Which Behaviors Would Worry you Most?;” and guided a discussion on multilateral next steps. For more information, including the agenda, please see here.

Last updated on February 3, 2020