STATEMENT BY SIMONETTA DI PIPPO

DIRECTOR

UNITED NATIONS OFFICE FOR OUTER SPACE AFFAIRS

  Fifty-third session of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee 

of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

Vienna, 15-26 February 2016 

 

Mr. Chairman, distinguished delegates,

On behalf of the Office for Outer Space Affairs, I warmly welcome you all to the fifty-third session of this Subcommittee and thank you for the opportunity to address this session on the work of the Office. I would also like to welcome you, Mr. V.K. Dadhwal, as the new Chairman of the Subcommittee for this coming session and would like to assure you of our commitment to assist you in running the meetings.

I would also like to join you Mr. Chairman in warmly welcoming 6 new States members of the Committee: El Salvador, Israel, Oman, Qatar, Sri Lanka and United Arab Emirates.

Mr. Chairman, distinguished delegates,

The year 2015 was a major milestone for the international community by adopting three mutually interdependent and strategic agendas, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 and the Paris Agreement on climate change. The Office for Outer Space Affairs remains committed to facilitating the work of the Committee and its Subcommittees and to supporting Member States in using space technology and applications, and space-based data and information for advancing their socioeconomic development. Our activities in support of the global summits are described in more detail in the Annex to this statement.

In parallel to the adoption of global development agendas, 2015 was also the official kick-off of a strategic process for the work of the Committee and its subsidiary bodies, and for the Office for Outer Space Affairs, the 'UNISPACE+50' process, which in 2018 will culminate in marking the 50th anniversary of the first global United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNISPACE I) that was held in 1968 in Vienna. This is truly an important endeavour that will chart the future role of the Committee in global space governance.

The Steering Committee managed to meet twice in person since June 2015, and I will report on its work in more detail in the meetings of the Working Group of the Whole, which is tasked to address the preparations for the UNISPACE+50 process.

Mr. Chairman, distinguished delegates,

The UN General Assembly in its resolution 70/82 of 9 December 2015 encourages UNOOSA to take active part in conferences, summits and processes, and other activities in support of the objectives of UNISPACE+50. I assure you of the Office's support and pro-active approach in the preparations of UNISPACE+50. In this respect, the Office recently established an internal Project Team that is coordinating the Office-wide preparations for UNISPACE+50.

As part of advancing the overarching UNISPACE+50 process, the Office held a preparatory meeting on 19 November 2015 in Vienna for the upcoming three-year series of the High-level Forum (HLF) entitled "Space as a driver for socioeconomic sustainable development", to be held in 2016-2018, in the lead up to UNISPACE+50.

These High-level Fora aim to become a platform for the collective space community to provide guidance and recommendations in support of UNISPACE+50 on the potentials of space science and technology in fostering global development, and at the same time fostering partnership and providing a framework for cooperation development. The first High-level Forum is scheduled to take place on 20-24 November 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and I would like to thank the Host Country and the Secure World Foundation for already committing their support to HLF.

Mr. Chairman, distinguished delegates,

In thanking the Governments of Austria, China, Germany, Japan and Switzerland for their support in funding specific activities of the Office, I would however like to bring to your attention that the Office's human and financial resources remain a critical issue, in particular in view of additional activities to be carried out towards meeting the objectives of the global development agendas and those of the UNISPACE+50 process, but also in view of reinforcing and restructuring the overall capacity building programme of the Office. There is a need to strengthen this unique asset to meet the demands of the 21 st century and deliver, in a comprehensive manner, targeted capacity-building and technical advisory activities for the benefit of developing countries.

To strengthen its current funding structure and budget, the Office launched the Multi-Donor Strategic Support to UNISPACE+50 initiative, which seeks to provide flexible, coordinated and predictable funding on a voluntary basis to the Office to prepare, structure and implement activities in support of UNISPACE+50 and the series of the High-level Fora, as well as for the promotion of space-based applications and technologies for innovative and timely actions to support Member States in meeting objectives of the global development agenda. I would like to invite you all to consider, for potential support, the Office's Multi-Donor Strategic Support initiative, which has been distributed to delegations. The Office stands ready to provide more specific information, when appropriate.

In addition, the Industry Symposium on "The role of industry in space exploration", taking place this afternoon and organized by the Office, will offer perspectives from a number of high representatives of the private sector. The Office will be taking this opportunity to hold an informal lunch-time meeting today, inviting the speakers of the Industry Symposium and other industry representatives, who are part of delegations, to start engaging in a dialogue in view of preparations for the series of High-Level Fora and the Office's Multi-Donor Strategic Support to UNISPACE+50 initiative.

Mr. Chairman, distinguished delegates,

The full substantive Secretariat support to the sessions of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and its subsidiary bodies was successfully delivered by the Office in the past year. The Office is committed to continued support to the Committee and to effective implementation of its various programmed activities. More detailed information will be provided by the Expert on Space Applications and the Coordinator of the UN-SPIDER programme on their respective activities during the course of this session.

I am pleased to note that the General Assembly, following initiative and dedicated efforts by a number of Member States, in cooperation with the Office, adopted resolution 70/230 of 9 December 2015, entitled "Matters relating to activities under the United Nations Programme on Space Applications in 2016. This resolution will allow the Office to provide additional capacity building services in the course of 2016 and I would like to thank all delegations who unanimously supported this resolution in the Fifth Committee on its programme budget implication.

In view of the Office's continued work in fostering capacity-building in the use of space science and technology and their applications for the benefit of all countries, I also wish to inform the Subcommittee that I have requested the Regional Centres on Space Science and Technology Education, affiliated to the United Nations, to provide us with a full list of courses and programmes; and the full set of curricula and teaching materials used, which are of importance for the Office's assessment of the current work and cooperation in the field of capacity building in space science and technology and associated areas of exploration and innovation, law and policy.

Mr. Chairman, distinguished delegates,

In 2015 the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG), to which the Office serves as the Executive Secretariat, marked its 10 th anniversary, and it is a pleasure to witness the progress made through ICG and its Providers' Forum. The tenth meeting of ICG was held on 1-6 November 2015, hosted by the United States in Boulder, Colorado, and I wish to inform you that the Russian Federation will host the eleventh ICG Meeting this year. I would also like to bring to your attention the publication that the Office released on the occasion of the 10 th anniversary of ICG, titled "ICG: The Way Forward", which has been distributed to delegations in hard copy and is also available on the UNOOSA website.

This year UN-SPIDER marks its 10 th anniversary. In this context, I wish to inform you that a special expert meeting of UN-SPIDER team (Bonn, Beijing and Vienna), its Regional Support Offices (RSOs) and donors will be organized on this occasion ahead of the Committee's session, namely on 31 May-1 June 2016 (RSOs meeting) and 2-3 June 2016 (expert meeting) in the Vienna International Centre.

Mr. Chairman, distinguished delegates,

The Office has taken note of the recent launch activities by the Democratic People´s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 7 February 2016.

As a member of the UN Secretariat, the Office strives to monitor and implement decisions and recommendations of the Security Council and General Assembly, which are relevant to its work. Among these, I wish to mention decisions of the Security Council relating to measures aimed at the prevention of the direct or indirect supply, sale or transfer to the DPRK of items, materials, equipment, goods and technology, which could contribute to the development of ballistic missile-related weapons. 

In this regard, the Office closely collaborates with the Panel of Experts established by the UN Security Council resolution 1874 (2009), adopted under Chapter VII of the UN Charter, to gather, examine and analyse information regarding the implementation of the measures imposed on DPRK by Security Council resolutions 1718 (2006), 1874 (2009), 2087 (2013) and 2094 (2013).

The Office takes weighted and thorough actions in order to make sure that its activities, as well as those activities performed by entities affiliated to the United Nations in accordance with the mandate by the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, are in strict compliance with the Security Council regime outlined above, as well as with views, recommendations and conclusions of the Panel of Experts.

The Office monitors the compliance of its programmes, as well as the compliance of certain activities and programmes carried out by connected entities, such as the Regional Centres and UN-SPIDER regional support offices.

Mr. Chairman, distinguished delegates,

On inter-agency UN-Space activities, I am pleased to inform you that the Office has published a special on-line publication on Space for Agriculture Development and Food Security available on the Office's website.

I also wish to inform you that in 2016, the 36 th UN-Space session will be convened on 3 March in New York, to discuss the 2016 report of the Secretary-General, prepared by UN-Space as an input to the overarching theme of UNISPACE+50, and the UN-Space special report on Transparency and Confidence Building Measures in Outer Space, mandated by the Committee at its fifty-eighth session in June 2015. This session is jointly hosted with the Office for Disarmament Affairs at UNHQ.

The General Assembly in its resolution 70/82 encourages the Office to conduct capacity-building and outreach activities on transparency and confidence-building measures (TCBMs) within the context of the long-term sustainability of outer space activities. In this regard we are engaging in a dialogue with relevant partners to co-organize such activities as part of the 10 th United Nations Workshop on Space Law and Policy, to be held in Vienna on 5-8 September this year.

I am also pleased to inform you that as a follow-up to the successful first joint ICAO/UNOOSA Aerospace Symposium on the theme "Emerging space activities and civil aviation - challenges and opportunities", which was held in Montréal, Canada on 18-20 March 2015, a second joint ICAO/UNOOSA Aerospace Symposium will be held on 15-17 March 2016 in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. Information on this upcoming event is available through the UNOOSA website. State letters by ICAO were also communicated to all COPUOS member States through a circular to Permanent Missions to the international organizations in Vienna on 10 December 2015.

The office is also strengthening its cooperation with the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) and the International Charter, and with other entities as well. For further information see the annex to this statement.

Mr. Chairman, distinguished delegates,

Let me reiterate our Office's commitment to dedicating our energy and resources in carrying out the mandate of the Office and to serving the interests of Member States in the area of international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space.

 

Thank you for your attention.

Annex

HIGHLIGHTS OF SUBSTANTIVE ACTIVITIES OF THE OFFICE

In accordance with General Assembly resolution 69/38 and in line with the report of the Group of Governmental Experts on Transparency and Confidence-Building Measures in Outer Space Activities (A/68/189), a joint ad hoc meeting between the General Assembly First Committee and Fourth Committee was held on 22 October 2015 in New York, as an  innovative effort to bring together for the first time two Committees of the General Assembly to address holistically possible challenges to space security and sustainability. As recommended by the Committee at its 58 th session (A/70/20, para. 330), the Office managed to organize, in cooperation with the Office for Disarmament Affairs, a panel discussion, comprising the Presidents of the First and Fourth Committees, the Chair of the Group of Governmental Experts on Transparency and Confidence-Building Measures in Outer Space, the Chair of the Working Group on the Long-term Sustainability of Outer Space Activities of this Subcommittee, the Under Secretary-General and Acting High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, and the Director of the Office for Outer Space Affairs.

Building resilient societies through better coordination and forging of global partnerships is one of the key challenges in the 21st century. In this context, the Office has been leading the coordination of a group of partners involved in space, satellite technology and other Earth observation technologies in preparation for the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) that took place in Sendai, Japan on 14-18 March 2015 to ensure that the value of space-based technology and Earth observation for disaster management and emergency response is recognized and properly reflected in the Sendai Framework 2015-2030. Moreover, during the WCDRR in March 2015, the Global Earth Observation Partnership was launched as a voluntary effort by the Office, its UN-SPIDER programme and 17 other partners to facilitate the use of Earth observation and space-based technologies to contribute to the achievement of the main goal and the seven targets stipulated in the Sendai Framework.

In a follow up to Sendai, a joint United Nations/Germany International Conference on "Earth Observation - Global solutions for the challenges of sustainable development in societies at risk" (Bonn Conference) was co-organised with DLR and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy on 26-28 May in Bonn, Germany, to discuss ways and means of institutionalizing the use of space-based information in national plans and regional and global platforms, and to review international space cooperation mechanisms for fostering national implementation of the post-2015 disaster risk reduction framework.

Since the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Director of the Secretariat of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) in August 2015, the Office has participated in the XI GEO Plenary in Mexico, attended the Mexico Ministerial of last November and contributed to a side meeting on the benefits of Earth observations to the Sustainable Development Goals. The office is also contributing to initiatives of GEO, including AfriGEOs and GEO-DARMA, the later in support of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

The Office was also actively involved in the Summit on Climate Change and Disaster Management by the Heads of the Space Agencies, which was organized by the International Academy of Astronautics and hosted by the Mexican Space Agency (AEM), in Mexico City on 17-18 September 2015. The Summit recognized the tremendous contribution of satellites to climate change studies and disaster management support and expressed determination to enhance their efforts to strengthen the role of space in these fields in support of political decisions taken at the UN Conferences Of Parties on climate change. Among concrete contributions by the Summit was its Declaration submitted to the Paris Conference on Climate Change (COP 21).

In the area of global health, the Office is continuing its cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO). As a follow-up to the Expert Meeting on the International Space Station Benefits for Health held in 2014, a meeting by the Office on Applications of Space Science and Technology for Public Health was held on 15-16 June 2015 in Geneva to further cooperation between the public health and the space communities. The need for strengthening international cooperation in better exploiting space technologies for global health is evident, given the urgency and importance on a global level, recently highlighted by the Ebola crisis and the Zika virus disease, and the Office is working to strengthen its capacity to address these requirements promptly.

The Office provided full substantive Secretariat support to the sessions of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and its subsidiary bodies, including Working Groups, over the past year. The Office also worked to the effective implementation of its various programmed activities, including those under the United Nations Programme on Space Applications, UN-SPIDER, Executive Secretariat function under ICG, coordination of the UN-Space inter-agency actions, and in discharging the responsibilities of the Secretary-General under the legal regime on outer space, including in maintaining the central UN Register on Objects launched into Outer Space.

Within the framework of the Programme on Space Applications, activities in the year 2015 were aimed at building capacity in the use of space science and technology in developing countries, as well as at raising awareness of socio-economic benefits of space technology applications at the national, regional, and international levels. Among the many areas  focused upon by the Programme in the past year were:basic space science, basic space technology, global health, global navigation satellite systems, human space technology, and the use of space technology for natural resources management and environmental monitoring.

Since the last session of the Subcommittee in 2015, the UN-SPIDER programme provided technical advisory missions to two countries; delivered trainings at a national level in five countries and organised expert meetings and conferences for the global community in six countries; the network of Regional Support Offices is expected to received 3 new members in 2016, bringing the network membership to 20. The Knowledge Portal of UN-SPIDER is constantly being improved and has recently undergone a re-design of its webpages that we invite you to have a look at, and now also has additional navigation interfaces in French and Spanish.

As regards to UN-Space, the 35 th session was held on 27-28 May 2015 at the premises of the United Nations Campus in Bonn, hosted by the UN-SPIDER Bonn Office of the Office for Outer Space Affairs. The 12 th Open Session of UN-Space was held on 28 May 2015, in a format of a joint High-Level Panel on Space-based Information for Development.

Last year it was reported that the Office, as a Participating Organisation to the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), resumed a closer coordination with its Secretariat in Geneva. Since then a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed with the Director of the GEO Secretariat to strengthen the collaboration between the two Offices. This new agreement, in conjunction with the support from the Government of Switzerland, provides us with a new framework to concretise this collaboration that has been dormant too long. Since the signing, the Office has participated in the XI GEO Plenary in Mexico, attended the Mexico Ministerial of last November and contributed to a side meeting on the benefits of Earth observations to the Sustainable Development Goals. The office is also contributing to initiatives of GEO, including AfriGEOs and GEO-DARMA, the later in support of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

The Annual Report on cooperation between the International Charter Space and Major Disasters (the Charter) and the Office for Outer Space Affairswas prepared according to the Cooperating Body Agreement between the Charter and the United Nations, as represented by the Office for Outer Space Affairs and was submitted to the Charter Board for its deliberation on 23 October 2015 in Sioux Falls, the United States. The report covered emergency support activities of the Office, as well as its outreach activities during the period from 14 October 2014 to 30 September 2015, from its last report submitted to the Charter Board on 16 October 2014.

The Office´s relation with the Charter is advancing. A number of international events and conferences have been used to raise awareness on the potential benefits offered by the Charter and, particularly, the Universal Access initiative, including during UN-SPIDER technical advisory missions. The Office also hosted in February 2015 a training session for Project Managers, offered by CNES and DLR for members of the UN-SPIDER network of regional support offices. The current Chair of the Charter Board, Mr. Franck Kelly, acknowledged the Office's support in this regard, informing us in a written communication of January 2016, that our efforts in specific regions have already brought several countries to apply to the Charter Secretariat to become authorised users. The Office is looking forward working with the Charter's partners to its continuing improvement and adaptation to user specific needs and conditions.

 

COOPERATION AGREEMENTS

The conclusion in June 2015 of the Framework Agreement for Cooperation between the Office, on behalf of the United Nations, and the Government of the State of Israel, established a general legal framework for cooperation in various space-related areas. On that basis, on 2 February 2016, the Office signed with the Israel Space Agency, a Memorandum of Understanding on Joint Collaboration.

On 22 July 2015, the Office signed a cooperation agreement with the Government of  Switzerland to cooperate in the implementation of the project "Interagency Coordination and Liaison Office in Geneva for the promotion of space-based tools and technology for humanitarian affairs, environment and security". See further above on cooperation with GEO.

On 12 August 2015, the Office signed a cooperation agreement with the Government of  Austria in support of UNISPACE+50, the series of the High-Level Fora "Space as a Driver for Socioeconomic Sustainable Development" and the UN-SPIDER.

The Office also signed a new agreement with the China National Space Administration (CNSA) on 11 September 2015, through which Chinese satellite Earth Observation data will be harnessed to support the United Nations in the areas of disaster management and disaster risk reduction. Under the new agreement, which is in line with commitments made under the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, UN-SPIDER will benefit from increased collaboration with CNSA and will have access to Chinese satellite imagery.

On 8 September 2015, the Office signed a cooperation agreement with the Government of  Japan to provide opportunities for entities in developing countries to deploy small satellites from the International Space Station Kibo module.

On 20 February 2015, the Office signed a cooperation agreement with Digital Globe to collaborate in the area of geospatial information and analytics, and to further the use of geospatial data and images throughout the UN System.

 

On 31 August 2015, the Office signed a cooperation agreement with the Secure World Foundation (SWF) in support of the High Level Forum "Space as a Driver for Socioeconomic Sustainable Development". An additional agreement between the Office and SWF in support of HLF was signed on 5 February 2016.

 

EXCHANGE OF LETTERS

There is a necessity for the timely conclusion of an agreement/exchange of letters prior to the holding of workshops, training courses, seminars and symposia, organized by the Office on behalf of the United Nations and held away from established Headquarters.

The fundamental purpose of this is the need to ensure that (a) the necessary privileges and immunities are granted by the host Government to all persons participating in or providing services for the event; (b) all invitees to a United Nations event are granted unimpeded access to and from the meeting venue, and that no limitations of a domestic nature are placed on the granting of visas where the latter are necessary; (c) the host Government will indemnify and hold the United Nations harmless for any injury or loss occurring within the premises or the transportation provided - by the host Government, or by the support personnel provided for the event by the Government; and (d) an effective provision on the peaceful settlement of disputes is provided.

In this connection, Member States are urged to be mindful that an Agreement should be concluded at least 3-6 months before the anticipated date of the meeting to allow formal letters of invitation and other obligations to be carried out. Once firm deadlines for the conclusion of all legal arrangements have been established, non-compliance could result in a postponement or cancellation of the event.

 

OUTREACH EVENTS AND COMMUNICATIONS APPROACH

Web site development

The Office launched its new website ( www.unoosa.org) in June 2015. With easier navigation, improved access to information, and multimedia additions, this new website has been designed to better serve the Member States, and to raise awareness of the work of the Office. This structural and design upgrade has been managed by an internal Web Development Team who worked closely with the Information Technology Services Section in UNOV. The website upgrade reflects committed efforts of the Office to promote the benefits of space for humankind.

World Space Week

A UN-declared celebration since 1999, the World Space Week (WSW)  in 2015, under the leadership of the World Space Week Association, highlighted under the theme "Discovery" the great era of deep space discovery that we are in. A total of 1894 events were registered for WSW 2015 in the successful global outreach and education campaign. The Office for Outer Space Affairs joined in celebrating the WSW by organizing in Vienna, in cooperation with the Austrian Space Forum and the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, the advanced screening of "The Martian"; a dedicated exhibition on "The Force of Nature in Mexico, as seen from space", in cooperation with the Mexican Space Agency; and the launch of the "2015 World Disasters Report: Focus on local actors, the key to humanitarian effectiveness" of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, in cooperation with the Austrian Red Cross and the Norwegian Embassy in Vienna.

International Day of Human Space Flight

On Friday, 12 April 2015, the International Day of Human Space Flight declared by the UN General Assembly in 2011, was celebrated globally. The Office marked the event with the official launch of the updated edition in our series of "Messages from Space Explorers to future generations". The Office also teamed up in an outreach effort and took part in a relay race at the Vienna Marathon, held on 12 April 2015, under the theme "UNOOSA - Race for Space".

#whyspacematters

In June 2015, the Office, in collaboration with NASA and astronaut Scott Kelly, launched a global photography competition and social media campaign to highlight the importance of outer space for sustainable development on Earth. Participants were asked to submit pictures through Instagram using #whyspacematters, and tagging @UNOOSA, in relation to suggested themes, addressing sustainable development. The campaign successfully concluded on 15 February 2016 with astronaut Kelly announcing the winning photo by posting it on his Instagram account @StationCDRKelly. All winners of this June 2015-February 2016 campaign can be found  at http://www.unoosa.org/whyspacematters

My Planet From Space: Fragility and Beauty"

A prominent exhibition was organized by the Office, and coordinated and produced by the European Space Agency (ESA) at the premises of the UN Headquarters in New York, in the Visitors' Lobby of  General Assembly Building, on 9 July - 9 September 2015. The exhibit used spectacular satellite images and videos to demonstrate the beauty and fragility of our planet and the challenges posed by climate change. At the closing ceremony on 8 September 2015, the speakers included the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the Director of the European Space Agency's Earth Observation Programmes, Volker Liebig, and the Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), Simonetta di Pippo.

 

 

UPDATE on STAFF MOVEMENTS AND ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES

The following staff movements took place in the Office since the Subcommittee met last year.

 

Name

Position

Section

Staff movement

Sinead Harvey (Ireland)

Associate Programme Officer (Public Outreach and Communications), P-2

Office of the Director

Took up a position with the IAEA on 1 December 2015.

Markus Woltran (Austria)

Associate Programme Officer, P-2

Office of the Director

Joined the Office in March 2015 to support the Office on UNISPACE+50 preparations, strategic planning, and as necessary, backstop on communications. 

Christopher Sto. Domingo (Philippines)

Team Assistant,

G-4

Office of the Director/Space Applications Section

Joined the Office in April 2015 to provide programme support and administration services.

Sonia Beharovic (El Salvador)

Associate Programme Officer, P-2

Space Applications Section

Temporarily assigned to UN New York since October 2015.

Vacant Position

Scientific Affairs Officer, P-3

Space Applications Section

The Office has completed its assessment of eligible candidates and expects the selected candidate to join the Office shortly.

Liliana Hernandez (Costa Rica)

Editorial Assistant

Committee, Policy and Legal Affairs

Retired in October 2015.

Michael Newman (United States of America)

Legal Officer

Committee, Policy and Legal Affairs

Joined the Office in April 2015 to support the work of the Committee and its subsidiary bodies and provide general legal advice.

 


 

UPDATE on RESOURCES

Regular Budget Resources overview

                                                                                               Thousands of United States dollars

2010-2011

Expenditure

2012-2013

Expenditure

2014-2015

Final Appropriation

2016-2017

A/70/6 (Sect.6) (budget fascicle)

8 592.0

8 305.5

8 024.6

8 125.7*

*Excludes $197,400 for the activities that were postponed from 2015

 

Extra-budgetary Resources overview

                                                                                               Thousands of United States dollars

 

2015

Donors

Cash contributions (excl. prior

period adjustments)

1202.0

China National Space Administration (CNSA); Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organisation (APSCO); United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP); European Commission, European Space Agency, Fukuoka Convention and Visitors Bureau; German Aerospace Center (DLR); Government of Austria (BmVIT; Research Promotion Agency, FFG); Government of China; Government of Germany (BmVI: Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie); Government of Japan; Government of Switzerland (Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications); Government of United States of America; Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Secretariat; International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems; Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA); Japan Society for the Promotion of Science; National Disaster Centre of China (NDRCC); National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Tohoku University; Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan;  NOAA, USA; Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos); Secure World Foundation; Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory of  Nagoya University

In-kind Contributions* (Assessed at)

203.0

* Excludes the assessed value of the salaries for staff providing services to the Office under the Associate Expert Programme and Non-reimbursable loan framework.

 

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