United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

2015 Update is now available


Messages from Space Explorers
to Future Generations

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The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) is the United Nations office responsible for promoting international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space. UNOOSA serves as the secretariat for the General Assembly's only committee dealing exclusively with international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space: the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS).

UNOOSA is also responsible for implementing the Secretary-General's responsibilities under international space law and maintaining the United Nations Register of Objects Launched into Outer Space.

Through the United Nations Programme on Space Applications, UNOOSA conducts international workshops, training courses and pilot projects on topics that include remote sensing, satellite navigation, satellite meteorology, tele-education and basic space sciences for the benefit of developing nations. It also maintains a 24-hour hotline as the United Nations focal point for satellite imagery requests during disasters and manages the United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER).

UNOOSA is the current secretariat of the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG).

UNOOSA also prepares and distributes reports, studies and publications on various fields of space science and technology applications and international space law. Documents and reports are available in all official languages of the United Nations through this website.

UNOOSA is located at the United Nations Office at Vienna, Austria.

What's New

23 April 2015
Legal Subcommittee: 2015 
Annotated provisional agenda (including indicative schedule of work)
A/AC.105/C.2/L.295 (available in all official languages of the United Nations)
Information for Participants
A/AC.105/C.2/2015/CRP.1 (available in English only)
Daily Journals: No.10 of 23 April 2015 (available in English and French only)
Daily Journal No.10
IISL/ECSL Symposium on Space Traffic Management
Online Presentations
LSC 2015 Session web-page
Space Law Workshops
Proceedings of the UN/China/APSCO Workshop on Space Law
ST/SPACE/66

Scientific and Technical Subcommittee: 2015
Report of the Subcommitee
A/AC.105/1088 (available in all official languages of the United Nations)

12 April 2015
Messages from Space Explorers 
Celebrating International Day of Human Space Flight, the 2015 Edition of Messages of Space Explorers to Future Generations is now available
2015 Edition

10 April 2015
Guidance on Space Object Registration and Frequency Management for Small and Very Small Satellites
New handout for small satellite operators and developers
More Information

11 March 2015
Apply now: UN/Austria Symposium on Space Technologies for Climate Change
The UN/Austria Symposium in Graz, Austria from 7-10 September 2015 is now open for applications
More information

19 February 2015
UNOOSA Job Opportunities
Scientific Affairs Officer (Space Technology)
Apply Now

18 December 2014
General Assembly Resolutions Relating to Outer Space
A/RES/69/85: International cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space
General Assembly Resolutions (available in all official languages of the United Nations)

11 November 2014
Committee & Subcommittee Meetings 2015

Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space: Fifty-eighth session (10-19 June 2015)
Scientific and Technical Subcommittee: Fifty-second session (2-13 February 2015)
Legal Subcommittee, Fifty-fourth session (13-24 April 2015)

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Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space: 2015 Meetings

  • Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space: Fifty-eighth session (10-19 June 2015)
  • Scientific and Technical Subcommittee: Fifty-second session (2-13 February 2015)
  • Legal Subcommittee, Fifty-fourth session (13-24 April 2015)

Programme on Space Applications

International Space Law

Special Events

Global Development Agenda Web Resources

21 March 2012

Legal Subcommittee: 2012
Daily Journals: No.4 of 21 March 2012 (available in English and French only)
Daily Journal No.4

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