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May 29th, 2019
UNOOSA and ESA Sign MoU to Help Countries Leverage Space for the SDGs

With a view to assist all international locations establish how area can maintain their efforts to succeed in the United Nations’ Sustainable Improvement Objectives (SDGs), the United Nations Workplace for Outer House Affairs (UNOOSA) and the European House Company (ESA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate entry to area options with an emphasis on creating international locations.

By way of the MoU, the 2 organisations will work collectively on creating a UN House Answer Compendium (“SSC”) containing an outline of how chosen area tasks, and area expertise usually, may help all international locations obtain the SDGs. The SSC will doc and establish how area purposes supplied as we speak or being developed by companies, analysis establishments and corporations are related for the SDGs. The SSC might be hosted by UNOOSA.

UNOOSA and ESA will establish what construction and data could usefully be thought-about for the SSC, by way of the sharing of related experience and networks throughout the worldwide area sector. They are going to collectively draw on the knowledge already contained within the ESA Sustainable Improvement Objectives Catalogue (“ESA catalogue”) and of curiosity for integration into the SSC. Each companions will promote the usage of the SSC to reinforce visibility and inform potential customers of the worth of those instruments, to facilitate dialogue and cooperation between such customers, particularly these in creating international locations.

UNOOSA Director, Simonetta Di Pippo, commented: “This partnership with ESA will outcome within the improvement of a sensible instrument for all Member States of the United Nations, and particularly creating international locations, to establish and incorporate area options of their methods for attaining the SDGs. Because of its expertise and capabilities, ESA is the best accomplice to supply such an formidable instrument and we sit up for working collectively to make sure that by way of this product the big potential of area is leveraged for sustainable improvement in every single place”.

ESA Director Normal, Jan Wörner, commented: “By way of this partnership with UNOOSA we hope to enhance the information of what area programmes, knowledge or applied sciences can convey to customers on Earth, going past our Member States, supporting the measurement of many indicators connected to the Sustainable Improvement Objectives and serving to additionally instantly obtain the Objectives. All 17 Objectives might be supported, some greater than others. that now we have constructed and put on-line in March 2018 is already displaying some a whole bunch of examples and can function a foundation for the help we’ll give to UNOOSA for the UN House Answer Compendium”.