NEW YORK JULY 13 – Space for SDGs. Tomorrow at the UN Headquarters in New York, UNOOSA Director Simonetta Di Pippo will explain the importance of space science and exploration for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and to conserve the ‘Pale blue dot’, our planet.
Co-organized by the Permanent Mission of Austria, the Permanent Mission of Ethiopia and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, the event will showcase how the success of the Sustainable Development Goals, the targets enshrined in the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction all require advanced tools with transformative power and innovative solutions in the support of their realization as well as ways to document the progress of their implementation. Space technology – Vienna-based Ms. Di Pippo will explain – can directly and indirectly escort the common efforts in virtually every sector and every area of the current processes.
“It is only when we know and understand ‘the spaceship Earth’ that we can take the right actions to preserve our planet and space-based information is paramount to helping us monitor our home and consequently in implementing the SDGs”, said the organizers of the event which will include also the participation of Dr. Getahum Mekuria, Minister for Science and Technology of Ethiopia. Within the framework of the 17 SDGs, all countries and stakeholders act in collaborative partnership to implement all goals and targets. The adopted agenda is designed to heal and secure our planet and Vienna-based UNOOSA is eager to contribute and take action towards the implementation of the bold and transformative steps which are urgently needed to shift the world onto a sustainable and resilient path. (@OnuItalia)