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    3 July 2018


    Media representatives are invited to the opening of the

    Exhibition "My Planet, My Future: Space for the Sustainable Development Goals"

    10 July 2018, 6:00 p.m.

    Visitors' Lobby, United Nations Headquarters, New York, United States

    VIENNA/NEW YORK, 3 July (United Nations Information Service) - The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and CANEUS International invite media representatives to the opening ceremony of the exhibition "My Planet, My Future: Space for the Sustainable Development Goals". The opening will be held on Tuesday, 10 July 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in the Visitors' Lobby of the United Nations Headquarters (UNHQ) in New York and will be followed by a reception.

    The exhibition illustrates how space science, technology and applications can be used to build sustainable and resilient societies. It shows space-related case studies from around the world with a focus on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) under review at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, which is held at UNHQ from 9 to 18 July, namely:

    • Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
    • Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
    • Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
    • Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
    • Goal 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
    • Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development.

    The opening ceremony of the exhibition will include remarks from  

    • Amina Mohammed, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General
    • Simonetta Di Pippo, UNOOSA Director
    • Pierre Delsaux, Deputy Director General at the European Commission's Directorate General for the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium Enterprises
    • Carlo des Dorides, Executive Director of the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency
    • Milind Pimprikar, CANEUS International Chair (moderator).

    The exhibition is organized by NGO CANEUS International with the support of UNOOSA, and designed by CANEUS partner MM Activ Sci-Tech Communications. The exhibition is sponsored by the European Global Navigation Satellite Agency (GSA) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR). It will be open at UNHQ from 10 July to 5 September 2018.


     Media accreditation:

    Media representatives who wish to attend the opening ceremony and reception and who do not have accreditation to UNHQ can request accreditation here .

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    For more information, please contact:
    Daria Brankin
    United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)
    Telephone: (+43 699) 1459 8718
    Email: daria.brankin[at]