Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ video message for the UNISPACE+50 high‑level segment being held in Vienna from 20‑21 June:
Welcome to UNISPACE+50. I am happy to join you in marking the fiftieth anniversary of the first United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.
Over the years, space has captivated the global imagination and helped unite the world towards common goals. Despite political differences on Earth, countries have worked together for progress in outer space, leading to great scientific and technological achievements.
We must ensure that everyone can access and benefit from frontier technologies. Let us harness this spirit of cooperation to use space science and technology to advance sustainable development and build a better world for all.