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27–28 Sep 2021
Palais des Nations
Europe/Zurich timezone
Space is increasingly critical to modern life on Earth. However, there is growing concern that as space becomes more economically and strategically important, tensions between different space actors could lead to conflict. Such a conflict could have devastating consequences for humankind. To better understand and address issues related to space security, the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) is pleased to invite you to the 2021 Outer Space Security Conference. This two-day flagship event provides a unique forum for the Geneva-based diplomatic community—as well as visiting experts from military, industry and academic backgrounds—to jointly consider challenges related to security in outer space and to exchange ideas regarding solutions. UNIDIR encourages the participation of diplomats, national representatives, policymakers, as well as academics, practitioners and other experts working on or interested in issues pertaining to space security.
Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
Geneva, Switzerland
Click on “Register now”. Once you created an account, go back to the event page and register. Please make sure that you upload a valid ID photo (a passport photo, not a selfie) otherwise security may not issue your pass in advance. Following the confirmation of your registration, you will receive an email message with a QR code. Please save it on your phone and/or print it and bring it with you on the first day, along with your national passport, for when you go through security at the Visitors’ Entrance. On your arrival of the United Nations, present yourself at the Pregny Gate (Visitors’ Entrance), where you will pass through security screening and then pick up your grounds pass. Please note that it may take up to 45 minutes to get through Security. You will need to have the QR code that you have received during registration and your national passport. For security reasons, kindly note that your badge must be worn and visible at all times while at the Palais des Nations. Please note due to Covid-19, participants who: within the past 14 days have been in close contact with a person testing positive for Covid-19, or experience cold- or flu-like symptoms (however mild) are not authorized to enter UNOG and are kindly requested to attend meetings remotely instead. Due to Covid-19 safety regulations, in-person participation at this event is limited to 63 people.