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Today, the United Nations celebrates World Space Week

Today, the United Nations celebrates World Space Week

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On this day, October 4 of each year, the United Nations celebrates World Space Week, pursuant to General Assembly Resolution No. 54/68 of December 6, 1999, where the General Assembly approved World Space Week to celebrate the contributions of space science and technology to improving the human condition, and World Space Week It is the largest annual space-related event in the world.

The organization says: The celebration comes to build the workforce of the future by inspiring students, highlighting popular support for the space program, educating the public about space activities, and promoting international cooperation in space awareness and education, and in 2018, more than 5,000 events were held in more than 80 countries. To celebrate World Space Week.

The Board of Directors of the World Space Week Assembly, in close coordination with the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, selects a theme for each year. Unified theme globally.

The theme of World Space Week 2021 is “Women in Space.” Through this topic, we will raise awareness of the issue of gender diversity in space and identify the obstacles that women face when entering jobs in that field, as well as contributing to discussions on how to overcome these challenges. Challenges According to reports, 20 to 22 percent of the space workforce are women, and we know that women face different problems depending on their culture and the geographical regions they come from, so we aim to highlight that difference.

Among the organization’s projects for this day is the Space for Women project, which is a project of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs that aims to promote the empowerment of women in the field of space, and to achieve success in the sustainable development goals and work towards the 2030 Agenda, we must ensure that women and girls benefit from the space field for what they do From an active role in space science, technology, innovation and exploration.

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On this day, October 4, 1957, the first man-made satellite (Sputnik 1) was launched into outer space, opening the door to space exploration, and on April 12, 1961, the Soviet Yuri Gagarin was the first human to orbit the Earth, announcing the opening of a new chapter of The Adventures of Man in Outer Space, and on October 10, 1967, entered into the Treaty “Magna Carta (Magnificent Charter) relating to space”, which is the basic instrument of international law on space which is formally known as the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon The other celestial bodies (attached to Resolution 2222 (D-21)) are in force.