2015 Space Security Conference: Underpinning Foundations of Space Security

In 2002, The Simons Foundation and Project Ploughshares initiated, in partnership with Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (now DFATD), the first of what has become the Outer Space Security Conference Series organized by the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. The Simons Foundation continues to sponsor these conferences which are held to inform the UN Conference on Disarmament on issues of space security, the peaceful uses of outer space and the prevention of an arms race in outer space, and to provide stakeholders with an overview of current space security initiatives, an update on the implementation and adherence to existing instruments, and a view of the way ahead. 

Space Security 2015: Underpinning Foundations of Space Security was held on August 24-25, 2015 and focussed on the foundations of the regime that underlie the civil, military and commercial aspects of space, and also discussed critical foundational definitions needed for space security.

See the following link to view the presentation made by The Simons Foundation's Senior Fellow, Amb. (Ret'd) Paul Meyer, on “The Diplomatic Dynamic for Space Security.”

A full report on the 2015 Space Security Conference will be forthcoming.


Amb. (Ret'd) Paul Meyer is a Fellow in International Security, Centre for Dialogue, Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, and Senior Fellow, The Simons Foundation.