Brigadier General Eng. Awni Mohammed Al Khasawneh, Director General of the Jordanian Royal Geographical Center and Director of the Regional Center for Space Science and Technology Education for West Asia, chaired the meetings of the Space 2030 Group, which extended from 11-15 February 2019.
The group was commissioned to prepare a plan for global governance of space activities Space 2030 Agenda is based on four pillars: space economy, space society, space access facilitation and space diplomacy. Space 2030 is one of the working groups of the Scientific and Technical Committee of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS).
It should be noted that In 2011, Arden won the membership of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), with the aim of promoting the global partnership in space exploration and innovation, establishing the legal regime of outer space and global space governance and promoting the exchange of information on space Space activities and the international framework for space weather services. The plan also aims to promote space cooperation for global health and promote international cooperation aimed at reducing emissions and enhancing the capacity of communities to cope with the needs of developing countries in this area.
The Director General of the Royal Jordanian Geographical Center held a meeting with the Director of the Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) during which the host country agreement was signed on behalf of the Government of Jordan with the Office for Outer Space Affairs for the specialized scientific workshop to be held at the Center Regional Academy for Space Science and Technology for West Asia in Amman, Jordan, from 25-28 March 2019 under the title “Global Partnership in Discovery and Innovation”.
Jordan plays a pivotal role in these committees represented by the Director General of the Royal Geographical Center Jordan and the Director of the Regional Center for Space Science and Technology for West Asia, Brig. Dr. Eng. Awni Mohammed Al Khasawneh, to develop a comprehensive, long-term vision of space as one of the main engines of development.