Space4Youth Competition 2020 launched

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) have launched the second edition of their Space4Youth competition. Under the title Space4Climate, this year's focus is on SDG 13, Climate Action. In order to participate, students and young professionals from any Member State of the United Nations are invited to submit an essay on the topic "Space as a tool to address climate challenges: examples from local communities" by 21 June 2020.

Climate change is the defining issue of our time. From shifting weather patterns to rising sea levels, the impact of climate change is global in scope and unprecedented in scale. Action is needed and young people play a key role. With this competition, UNOOSA and SGAC want to give a voice to and promote youth's ideas on how space, in all its aspects, can mitigate climate challenges. They are looking for ideas on how space can be used to tackle climate challenges underlining concrete, realistic and original examples of how space policy, space law, international cooperation in space, space technologies and other applications can address climate change in local communities. 

The U.S. is pleased to support this year's Space4Youth competition by providing winners with a trip to the United States to meet with representatives of the U.S. space sector and attend Adult Space Camp at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.*

  • Winners' essays will be uploaded on the "Space for Youth" webpage of UNOOSA.
  • Winner(s) may be invited to participate to other events.
  • The winner(s) may also be invited to participate to other events.

To apply, please read the guidelines and rules in the call for essays. Submissions should be received by 21 June 2020.

If the form indicated in the call for essays does not work, please send an email to space4youth(at) with name, surname, country of citizenship, and date of birth.

* Confirmation and satisfaction of U.S. visa approval will be required. Expenses will be covered by the U.S. Mission to the International Organizations in Vienna.