13–14 Sept 2023
Palais des Nations
Europe/Zurich timezone

WHAT: UNIDIR’s Outer Space Security Conference is an annual flagship event that provides a unique forum for the diplomatic community —as well as experts from military, industry and academic backgrounds— to jointly consider challenges and solutions related to security in outer space.

Space security has become increasingly important, with outer space technology enabling many of the services that humankind relies on. In this sense, space is increasingly critical to modern life on Earth. However, there is growing concern that, as space becomes more economically and strategically important, it could become a theatre for conflict, with devastating effects in space and on Earth. This challenge will become more complex as technology continues to develop and diffuse, creating new space security issues

The international community has attempted to address these concerns through various initiatives. However, space security is an evolving process, and no single initiative will be able to address all of the complex issues related to the security of outer space. In this regard, the international community has recognized the need for ensuring the complementarity of different measures and building common understandings to effectively achieve space security.

The 2023 Outer Space Security Conference will provide an informal opportunity for the space security community to consider current challenges, as well as how various initiatives and processes can be brought together in a mutually reinforcing complementary manner to achieve the goals of PAROS and foster space security.

TARGET AUDIENCEThe Space Security Conference is principally aimed at the diplomatic community, to serve as a forum for delegates to learn about and discuss developments in space security. In addition, UNIDIR seeks to promote the engagement of other stakeholders in space security, including the commercial space sector and academia, as well as the general public.

AGENDAAn agenda and updated list of speakers will be made available on the event page in due course.

Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

To participate in-person, please register through the United Nations Indico system here.

To participate virtually, please register through Eventbrite here. The link to access the broadcast of OS23 will be emailed to registered participants one day prior to the event.

Please note that the room where OS23 will be held has a capacity limit. As such, in-person registrations will be accepted on a first come - first served basis until the limit is reached.