The 21st Congress of the Space Generation Advisory Council began its work today in Baku, Report informs citing the Azerbaijani Ministry of Digital Development and Transport.

More than 150 young people representing 50 countries are taking part in the congress, held for the first time in Azerbaijan.

The purpose of the event is to intensify communication between young people and non-governmental organizations, space research institutes and academic circles working in the space industry, and to increase their competence in this area.

The three-day event will include discussions on space and cybersecurity, climate change and space sustainability, gender equality, space cooperation and other topics.

The event takes place within the framework of the 74th International Congress of Astronautics.