Series Review of the 5th Anniversary of the Centre|International Exchange and Cooperation

2019-11-15  Share

In order to closely follow up and grasp the new developments in space technology, the Centre has always adhered to the working ideas of active action, open communication and innovative development, created a new situation and achieved a series of results. From 2015 to 2019, as a member of the Chinese delegation, representatives of the Centre actively participated in the meetings of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), made technical reports in the conference, carried out exchanges with Member States of the Centre and other Regional Centres, actively fathom the needs of Member States and other developing countries, provided corresponding education and training support, and strive to cultivate the application-oriented aviation talent required by their countries.

The Centre actively strengthened exchanges and cooperation with other Regional Centres, shared technical and educational resources through jointly organizing short-term training courses and other ways, improved the application capacity and academic research capacity of satellite navigation system of countries in various regions, and promoted the in-depth promotion of the “Space Application Programme” project advocated by the United Nations.

Representatives of space agencies from 18 countries, including Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, the United States and Venezuela, have visited the Centre to exchange views on talent training, exchange&visits, short-term training and international cooperation, and reached a series of consensus and cooperation intentions.

It is worth mentioning that Ms. Simonetta Di Pippo, Director of the UNOOSA, visited the Centre in April 2017. In her speech, she mentioned that although the Regional Centre established in Beihang University is the latest of the six (6) Regional Centres of the United Nations in the world, it has made remarkable achievements. This is to thank the Chinese government and Beihang University for their positive contributions in promoting the development of the Centre and the training of Space Science and technology professionals. In the future, it is hoped that the Centre will participate more in the work of the COPUOS, further deepen international cooperation, promote information opening and sharing, and become a model of the all the Regional Centres affiliated to the United Nations.

In June 2018, the 61st session of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space was held in Vienna, Austria, during which the UNISPACE+50 aerospace exhibition was held. After discussion with UNOOSA, Alliance of Regional Centres (ARC) had its own booth showing images and distributing brochures so as to present the achievements of every Regional Centre in recent years and the development of the Alliance. The booth gained attention and appreciation from State Members of United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and all the participants.