NCUSLR Executive Board Member Named National Point of Contact for Space in Libya  

December 2020

Mohamed Alarabi, Executive board member of the NCUSLR & youth representative was appointed as the National Point of Contact for Libya for the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC). Mohammed is a professional engineer in the aerospace industry, and a safe space advocate, as he has conducted research and published papers focused on the mitigation of orbital debris and the safe use of outer space.

Space Generation Advisory Council was conceived at UNISPACE III in 1999, whereby states resolved, as part of the Vienna Declaration, “To create a council to support the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, through raising awareness and exchange of fresh ideas by youth. The vision is to employ the creativity and vigor of youth in advancing humanity through the peaceful uses space”. SGAC holds Permanent Observer status at the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN COPUOS) and regularly takes part in the annual meeting, as well as its Legal and Scientific and Technical Subcommittees.

Mohamed is also an executive board member with the NCUSLR, representing the youth that works on engaging youth with the Council’s efforts of pushing for U.S. engagement in the peace-building process in Libya.

Mohamed's achievement was featured in Clarkson University newsletter

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