Outer Space Security Conference Series at the United Nations in Geneva
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 continued to partner with UNIDIR and fund the Outer Space Security Conferences 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 until our Space and Cyber Security programme was closed in 2020.
The 2019 Outer Space Security Conference, "Supporting Diplomacy: Clearing the Path for Dialogue" was held May 28-29, 2019 at UNIDIR in Geneva and organized in cooperation with UNIDIR’s long-standing partners, The Simons Foundation Canada and Secure World Foundation, as well as the Fondation pour la recherche stratégique.
More information and reports on the previous Outer Space Security Conferences at the United Nations in Geneva are available from The Simons Foundation and from UNIDIR at the links below.
Security in Space: The Next Generation
Outer Space and Global Security