The 27th session of the Intergovernmental Consultative Committee (ICC) on the
Regional Space Applications Programme for Sustainable Development (RESAP)
Established in 1994 and in operation since 1999, the ICC on RESAP was tasked to provide ESCAP with policy and technical advice for the most effective use of space technology and applications for achieving sustainable development of the region. Currently, the ICC has 35 members from ESCAP members and associate members.
Being the first meeting of the ICC after the Fourth Ministerial Conference on Space Applications for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific held in Jakarta, Indonesia in October 2022, which adopted the Jakarta Ministerial Declaration on Space Applications for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific, this meeting will be an important opportunity to discuss strategies and initiatives to sustain the momentum of implementing of the Declaration which, among others, calls for accelerating the implementation of the Asia-Pacific Plan of Action on Sustainable Development for Asia-Pacific (2018-2030) in its Phase II (2022-2026), by better integrating digital technologies and innovations with traditional space applications and furthering geospatial information applications.
ICC-27 will be held back to back with the eight session of the ESCAP Committee on Disaster Risk Reduction (CDRR-8). Considering that disaster risk reduction and resilience is one of the six thematic priorities of the Plan of Action accounting for 50 out of the total 188 actions contained in the Plan, the Committee will provide an important opportunity to showcase and mobilize support for the work of RESAP under Agenda Item 5 “Overview of the work of the secretariat and the United Nations system at the regional level”.
A regional training workshops on innovative geospatial applications will be held in conjunction with the ICC-27. Click here for more information.