Asteroids recognized as a "global concern"

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Simonetta di Pippo. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

Asteroids have been recognized by the UN as a "global concern" because of the potential destruction they could cause on Earth.

That's according to Simonetta di Pippo, head of UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA).

The UN agency has proclaimed 30 June as the new International Asteroid Day, which will be observed for the first time in 2017.

Andita Listyarini asked Ms di Pippo about the significance of the day.

Duration: 3'24"

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