United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

International Space Law

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs is the Secretariat for the Legal Subcommittee of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), which is the primary international forum for the development of laws and principles governing outer space. In addition to providing parliamentary services, the Office prepares legal studies and background documents on various aspects of space law to assist member States in their deliberations. In accordance with the Action Plan endorsed by the General Assembly in its resolution 55/122, the Office provides information and advice, upon request, to governments, non-governmental organizations and the general public on space law in order to promote understanding, acceptance and implementation of the international space law agreements concluded under United Nations auspices.

Whats New:

  • Space Law Workshops
    • United Nations/China/APSCO Workshop on Space Law "The Role of National Space Legislation in Strengthening the Rule of Law", 17 to 21 November 2014, Beijing, China


Resources available on the United Nations space law web-site:

Please contact us for further information

For further information on space law and related services and activities of our Office, please contact:

Office for Outer Space Affairs
Vienna International Centre
P.O. Box 500
A-1400 Wien, AUSTRIA
Tel: (+43 1) 26060-4950
Fax: (+43 1) 26060-5830
E-mail: oosa@unvienna.org

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