UN initiative aims to make ‘Space for Women’

6 October 2017

A UN project currently under development aims to ensure women have a place in outer space.

The goal is to encourage more women and girls, particularly in developing countries, to pursue careers in STEM: that is, Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths; and to increase women’s involvement in the space sector.

The Space for Women project is an initiative by the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA).

Liz Scaffidi spoke to UNOOSA Director Simonetta Di Pippo ahead of a panel discussion about the project, taking place at UN Headquarters on Friday.

Duration: 4’41”