Delegates participating in the 2023 session of the UN Disarmament Commission are invited to a half-day space security workshop. The Workshop will take place on 24 March 2023, from 3:00 to 6:00 pm in Conference Room 11.

Interested delegates are requested to register online.

Programme (subject to change)

15:00Introductory remarks by Mr. Adedeji Ebo, Director and Deputy to the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, UNODA
15:05 to 15:50Session 1: A primer on the physics of space security (Mr. Michael Spies, UNODA)
15:50 to 16:30Session 2: The disarmament and international security dimensions of space law and policy (Ms. Almudena Azcarate Ortega, UNIDIR)
16:30 to 17:15Session 3: Threats to space systems and proposals to address them (Ms. Anuradha Damale-Day, BASIC)
17:15 to 17:55Session 4: Transparency and confidence-building measures in outer space activities (Ms. Nivedita Raju, SIPRI)
17:55Closing remarks

In its note verbale dated 4 January 2023 (reference ODA/2023-00013), the Office for Disarmament Affairs invited submissions by Member States pursuant to paragraph 11 of resolution 77/251 “Transparency and confidence-building measures in outer space activities.” Member States are reminded that the deadline for these submissions is 1 April 2023. Submission instructions are contained in the note verbale linked above.


Background related to the Disarmament's Commission's work related to transparency and confidence-building measures:

  • Report of the Group of Governmental Experts on Transparency and Confidence-Building Measures in Outer Space Activities (A/68/189)
  • Report of the Disarmament Commission for 2022 (A/77/42)