The SGAC Vision
To employ the creativity and vigour
of youth in advancing humanity
the peaceful uses of outer space.
SGAC was formed to help reflect the voice of students and young professionals in space policy. According to our Statutes, the aim of the organisation is to implement the recommendation of the 'The Space Millennium: Vienna Declaration on Space and Human Development' which aims “to create, within the framework of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, a consultative mechanism to facilitate the continued participation of young people from all over the world, especially women and citizens of developing countries, in cooperative space-related activities”. This declaration was adopted by the Third United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNISPACE III) held in Vienna from 19 to 30 July 1999 and endorsed by the Fifty-fourth Session of the United Nations General Assembly on 11 February 2000 (A/RES/54/68).
SGAC’s main goals are to:
Enable our members to share their thoughts, views and opinions on international space policy topics
Undertake projects on key topics of relevance to international space policy and our members
Present the views of students and young professionals from around the world on space policy topics
Provide a dynamic forum in which students and young professionals can expand their knowledge of international space policy issues, build networks and think creatively about the future direction of humanity’s use of space
In order to connect the SGAC members to the objectives of the organisation, SGAC currently runs activities which can be classified into four groups:
- Global, regional and national events
- Scholarships and competitions to support our members to attend different conferences and events
- Project groups which work year round to provide input on topics of specific interest to the next generation of space leaders
- Opportunities for personal and professional development and skill-building through volunteer opportunities at SGAC
SGAC is governed in accordance with a set of Statutes and Bylaws, updated annually. The SGAC Statutes provide the framework for the operation of the organisation, while the Bylaws provide further information and mechanisms for improved operation. The SGAC strategy provides guidance on the strategic direction of the organisation.