Space sector works to keep societies and economies on track during COVID-19

Decades of developments in the space sector are being utilized during the COVID-19 pandemic, helping countries to keep their citizens safe and economies on track, the head of the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) said on Wednesday, in a speech to a virtual conference held by the world’s richest nations. 

UN Gender Focus: Voice for sexual abuse victims, men and AIDS and an award for women scientists in Nepal

UN advocate to give voice to victims of sexual exploitation and abuse

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UN and Africa: UN volunteers, land policies for the “Africa we want” and space technology

Raising the profile of UN Volunteers in Sudan

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Space technology critical to SDG success in Africa: Kenyan scientist

Although space-based applications are helping African countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (

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Space technology helping UNDP to improve lives of people in need

Space-based applications and technologies are helping the UN Development Programme (UNDP) to deliver its projects in a faster, more efficient and safer way, according to a senior official there.

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Dream Chaser® mission to take developing countries into space

The deadline is fast approaching for developing and emerging countries to get a chance to reach for the stars.

They are being encouraged to submit proposals for participation in the first-ever space mission that will contribute to global development efforts.

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UN making space-based data accessible to developing countries

Although high-resolution satellite images and other information derived from space-based technologies are critical to disaster response and recovery efforts, many governments believe these resources are out of their reach.

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Today’s youth still enthusiastic about space

With talk of missions to Mars and films such as “Hidden Figures” playing in cinemas across the world, outer space still remains a source of fascination for today’s youth.

That’s according to a representative of an NGO representing some 10,000 young people across the world.

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Dubai forum investigates role of space in development

Top officials from national space agencies, diplomats, academics, representatives from the private sector and others are meeting in Dubai this week to explore how they can help create a better world by 2030.

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Engineer believes space science will smash the glass ceiling in Nigeria

Could space science and technology be the tool to demolish the “gender ceiling” in Nigeria?

That’s the belief of a woman who was involved in the design and building of four satellites launched by the West African country.

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