Collaborating on space ventures such as exploring the solar system and galaxy can help promote peace and prosperity on Earth, according to the Director of the United Nations Office for Out
American astronaut Peggy Whitson is making history as the first woman ever to command two missions aboard the International Space Station.
The rapid loss of biodiversity across the world is putting sustainable development at risk according to a senior UN official working on the issue.
Biodiversity, or the variety of life on Earth, provides “essential services” to mankind, according to the Administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP).
Satellite imagery, global navigation systems and other applications developed for space exploration are being used by the United Nations to help countries save lives on Earth.
Space technology is more than sending rockets and astronauts into orbit. It is also about issues that are important here on Earth, such as access to health care, education and even non-stick frying pans.
People are throwing away so much that it’s having a negative impact on the climate, a representative from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization has warned.
Approximately 12 million hectares of productive land is degraded every year, according to the United Nations.