Simonetta Di Pippo
Director, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
Simonetta Di Pippo

It is disappointing that, in the 21st century, and in fields like the space sector, which is known for breaking boundaries, we are still not making the most of what women have to contribute. We have a lot to do to make "Space for Women", and I am committed to getting it done.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.
  • As a mentor in the Space4Women Network - advise and encourage stakeholders. entities and organisations to launch or support, as appropriate, measures, decisions and initiatives promoting gender equality across the entire spectrum of their activities in the field of the peaceful exploration and uses of outer space. Make sure that formal statements delivered on behalf of UNOOSA contain a vocal emphasis from a gender perspective, as appropriate. Make sure that the goals and objectives of the Space for Women project are also transferred to UNOOSA activities with a focus to further increase women's participation in UNOOSA events and activities.

  • Implement the ‘Space for Women’ project to facilitate the strengthening of the awareness, capacity and skills of individuals and institutions related to the importance of promoting gender equality in the space sector and its fundamental educational fields by 2019. Focus on the following in 2020 - Promote the Space For Women Website: Launch date 11.02.2020 - Expand the Space For Women Champions Network - Organize a Space4Women Expert meeting in September in Brazil