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EXTRA EDITION June 10, 2019

1. News on APRSAF Activities

APRSAF-ESPI to jointly hold "2nd Inter-Regional Space Policy Dialogue", during the 62nd Session of the UNCOPUOS starting from 12 June.

The APRSAF Secretariat and the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) will co-organize the 2nd Inter-Regional Space Policy Dialogue between Asia-Pacific and European countries on the occasion of the 62nd session of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS), to promote understanding of national space policy in both regions. The 2nd Dialogue will consist of two parts.

Part 1 is the Space Policy Practitioners Workshop to be held on 15 June 2019, at ESPI premises, Vienna, Austria. The Workshop will feature presentations by experts from Austria, Germany, Korea, Poland, Portugal and Vietnam, and a roundtable exchange on the recent developments and different approaches to space policies. Expected participants of this workshop are government/space agency officials from the Asia-pacific and European region who will be in Vienna to attend the UNCOPUOS. Pre-registration is required. Officials from Asia-Pacific countries who would like to attend the Workshop are kindly requested to contact the APRSAF Secretariat by e-mail ( by 13 June 2019. Please note that due to limited seating capacity, it may not be able to accommodate all requests.

Part 2 will be the official side event of the UNCOPUOS to be held in lunch time of 19 June 2019, at the Board Room D, Building C of the Vienna International Centre. There will be a panel discussion between space policy experts from Austria, Holland, India, Italy, Japan and Thailand exchanging their views on “innovation and partnership for enhancing national space capability.” The side event is followed by lunch reception. All UNCOPUOS attendees are welcomed to attend.

For the details of the events, please visit the following ESPI website:

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