2019 UNIDIR Space Security Conference Report - “Supporting Diplomacy: Clearing the Path for Dialogue”
“Supporting Diplomacy: Clearing the Path for Dialogue”
2019 UNIDIR Space Security Conference Report
Palais des Nations
May 28-29, 2019
In 2002, The Simons Foundation and Project Ploughshares, in partnership with Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (now Global Affairs Canada), initiated what has become the Outer Space Security Conference Series organized by the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The Simons Foundation has continued to partner with UNIDIR to organize and fund the annual Outer Space Security Conferences which are held to inform the UN Conference on Disarmament on the issue of space security, the peaceful uses of outer space and the prevention of an arms race in outer space.
The 2019 UNIDIR Space Security Conference (OS19), "Supporting Diplomacy: Clearing the Path for Dialogue", was held on 28–29 May 2019 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. OS19 brought together experts and diplomats from around the world to examine some of the technical and policy questions impacting multilateral dialogues on space security and to seek possible paths forward towards stability in space. In particular, OS19 sought to identify areas of convergence where all space actors might agree on the need for collective action that may serve as initial steps in building greater trust in space activities. The exchanges that took place during OS19 were forthright and informative and identified several areas that could be the subject of further dialogue among States.
See the link below for Conference Report, including the presentation by Amb. (Ret) Paul Meyer, The Simons Foundation's Senior Fellow in Space and Cyber Security.
Visit UNIDIR for more information on the annual Outer Space Security Conference Series.
Amb. (Ret) Paul Meyer is Senior Fellow in Space and Cyber Security, The Simons Foundation; Adjunct Professor of International Studies and Fellow in International Security at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada; and Chair, Canadian Pugwash Group.