Open-ended working group on reducing space threats

Information on participation

First session

The first session of the Open-ended working group on reducing space threats through norms, rules and principles of responsible behaviours is scheduled to take place from 9 to 13 May 2022 in Conference Room XVIII at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland.

Due to requirements related to the COVID-19 pandemic, all participants, even those already in possession of UNOG grounds passes, must register before attending meetings of the open-ended working group.

Practical information regarding participation in the first session can be found in the aide-memoire, dated 26 April 2022, prepared by the Secretariat.

Registration for the first substantive session, to be held from 9 to 13 May 2022 is now available through Indico.

International organizations, United Nations, commercial actors and civil society

Intergovernmental organizations and other entities having received a standing invitation to participate as observers in the work of the General Assembly, as well as organizations and bodies of the United Nations should sent an official letter to oewg-spacethreats@un.org informing of their participation and listing the full names and titles of the members of the delegation.

Other international organizations, commercial actors and civil society will be able to attend the public plenary meetings of the group as observers. An official request should be addressed to oewg-spacethreats@un.org requesting participation, indicating an ECOSOC consultative status, if any, and listing the full names and titles of the representatives who will attend. A mission statement or summary of work of the organization is also to be provided. Pursuant to the established practice, the Chair will subsequently provide the OEWG with a list of observers and the entities with consultative status with the Economic and Social Council for information and a list of all other relevant organizations and commercial actors for consideration on a no-objection basis at the beginning of the session. Such entities may provide written contributions on matters under consideration by the group, which will be made available at no cost to the Organization.