SWF Space Security Panel at Space for Island Nations Conference (SINC) 2024

When: Wednesday, April 24, 2024


At the second Space for Island Nations Conference (SINC), the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) and Secure World Foundation (SWF) held a panel where space security experts and other interested stakeholders explored the importance of space security for Island Nations, discussed the current state of multilateral discussions on this topic, and sought to identify what concerns specific to Island Nations exist about their continued access to and use of space.

Moreover, in coordination with the Maldives Space Research Organisation (MSRO), UNIDIR and SWF also sponsored a closed, invitation-only workshop for government and other relevant stakeholders from small island nations to encourage the sharing of views on this topic, providing a forum for informal discussion around current challenges to space security and stabilityand the role that Island Nations can play in fostering common understanding for space security.



Both the panel and the closed workshop were part of ⁠the second Space for Island Nations Conference, was held in the Maldives on April 23-25, 2024. Participants had the chance to ask questions and interact with the panelists. The closed workshop was also held in-person.



The organizers encouraged participation from regional representatives and experts specialized or interested in issues pertaining to space security.

Learn more about the event here.

Last updated on May 10, 2024