APSCO delegation led by Dr. Li Xinjun, the Secretary General of APSCO attended the 60th Session of United Nation¡¯s Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), held on 7-16 June 2017, at Vienna, Austria. On June 9, 2017, Dr. Li Xinjun, made a statement during the exchange view session. Speaking on behalf APSCO, he apprised the Committee on the cooperative activities of APSCO that directly benefit its Member States. He apprised the Committee that APSCO is contributing to building institutional capacity and space infrastructure within its Member States in accordance with United Nation¡¯s space-related treaties, principles and resolutions. In this regard, beside other annual education and training activities, APSCO is organizing its 4th Space Law & Policy Forum scheduled on 10-12 July 2017 at Harbin, China as a biennial activity. He invited the participants of the Committee to attend this prestigious Forum.
Dr. LI Xinjun informed the Committee that APSCO is closely following the events in connection with UNISPACE + 50 Celebrations. APSCO¡¯s efforts on talent cultivating, knowledge/technology and resource sharing are focused and fully aligned with thematic areas of UNISPACE + 50. Recognizing the efforts of APSCO, the Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) has already developed a meaningful engagement with APSCO. After Secretary-General¡¯s statement, UNOOSA invited APSCO to participate in the UNOOSA flagship Symposium on ¡®Capacity Building for 21st Century¡¯ being held in Grad, Austria during 3-7 Sep 2017.
During the Session, APSCO delegation met with the delegates of many countries and introduced APSCO in more details to them. Those delegates were apprised that APSCO¡¯s scientific endeavors and international cooperation for the socio-economic development of the Asia Pacific region by harnessing space technology tools, as well as efforts on cooperation on Space Law and Policy, are encouraging countries to know more about APSCO and also consider possibility of joining APSCO as Members, Associate Members or Observers.