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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Niklas Hedman on Space Multilateralism

Niklas Hedman; Photo courtesy of him

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Niklas Hedman, Chief of the Committee, Policy and Legal Affairs Section of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) in Vienna talked about the governance phases under the 60 year history of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS) and the “New Frontier” with increasing governance, commercial and scientific interests in planetary exploration, space resources, and planetary protection. The talk addressed the role of multilateralism in this “New Frontier” Era.

One take away: Different environments (planetary, orbital and outer space) each need bespoke governance solutions.

He also answered relevant questions from the audience.

This Space Cafè WebTalk, held on 21 July 2020, was hosted by Torsten Kriening, publisher of SpaceWatch.Global. The Space Cafè WebTalk series is SpaceWatch.Global’s innovative webinar platform featuring global space experts.

The complete video can be seen here:


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