UNOOSA Launches 2nd Edition Of Space4Youth Competition – Apply Now

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Are you passionate about space and sustainable development? Do you want to make a difference and contribute to achieving SDG 13 Climate Action? Participate in the 2020 Space4Youth Competition:  

Space4Climate: Space as a tool to address climate challenges: examples from local communities

Climate change is the defining issue of our time. From shifting weather patterns to rising sea levels, the impact of climate change is global in scope and unprecedented in scale. Action is needed and young people play a key role. UNOOSA and SGAC want to give a voice to and promote youth’s ideas on how space, in all its aspects, can mitigate climate challenges.

How to Participate

Submit an essay on “Space as a tool to address climate challenges: examples from local communities”. The focus of the Competition is on SDG 13: Climate Action. We want to hear your ideas on how space can be used to tackle climate challenges underlining concrete, realistic and original examples of how space policy, space law, international cooperation in space, space technologies, and other applications can address climate change in local communities. 

The selected winner(s) will:

  • Be invited to participate in the 19th Space Generation Congress 2020 and present his/her essay during one of the planned events. Due to current COVID restrictions, the Congress will be organised virtually.
  • Have the abstract of the essay submitted in the form of a Conference Room Paper at the 63rd session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) to be presented to delegates from the Member States.
  • Have the essay uploaded on the “Space4Youth” webpage of UNOOSA. 

The winner(s) may also be invited to participate in other events.

The Competition is open to all students and young professionals from any Member States of the United Nations. To apply, please read the guidelines and rules in the call for essays. Submissions should be received by the 21st of June, 2020.

Do not miss this opportunity! Check out the experience of the winners of the 2019 Competition.

For any questions, please contact: space4youth@un.org