ABOUT THE SPACE POLICY AND GOOD GOVERNANCE PROJECT
As we witness the exponential investment in space development, exploration and security, we must pause to think collectively about the governance and sustainability of Earth as control extends into the universe. We need to prepare the next generation of citizens for this emerging field. We are experiencing a shift from globalization to ‘Universalization’ as this century’s paradigm.
Universalization asserts that we are living in ‘one world within the universe’ and that universal sustainability requires a cooperative and inclusive approach to development for the benefit of ALL. The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (UN2030 Agenda) speaks to “a broad and universal policy agenda … devoting ourselves collectively to the pursuit of global development and of "win-win" cooperation which can bring huge gains to all countries and all parts of the world.” The Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space as well highlights, "use of space for the benefit of all humanity: for peace, security and development." The core values of Universalization, the UN COPUOS and the UN2030 Agenda are aligned and timely given the mounting pressures for effective governance of ‘universal’ issues.