Our Work

 

SECRETARIAT OF COPUOS - COPUOS deals with international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space, monitors and discusses developments related to the exploration and use of outer space as well as the technical advancements in space exploration, geopolitical changes, and the evolving use of space science and technology for sustainable development.

 

PROGRAMME ON SPACE APPLICATIONS - The Programme on Space Applications (PSA), since its creation in 1971, has furthered knowledge and experience of space applications around the world. Provision of country capacity-building, education, research and development support and technical advisory services by the Programme have all helped to reduce the gap between the industrialized and developing countries.

 

UN-SPIDER - The United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER) was established to develop solutions addressing limited access developing countries have to specialized technologies for disaster risk reduction and emergency response.

 

ICG - The International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG) facilitates compatibility, interoperability and transparency between all the satellite navigation systems, to promote and protect the use of their open service applications and thereby benefit the global community.

 

UN-Space - UN-Space convenes annual sessions of the Inter-Agency Meeting on Outer Space Activities to discuss space-related matters among UN system entities. UN-Space organizes informal sessions open to Member States, private sector, non-governmental institutions and academia.

 

UNISPACE+50 Fifty years of the first United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (1968 - 2018): UNISPACE+50

 

SPACE LAW - Space law is the body of law governing space-related activities. Space law, much like general international law, comprises a variety of international agreements, treaties, conventions, and United Nations General Assembly resolutions as well as rules and regulations of international organizations.

 

HIGH LEVEL FORUM - A series of high level fora: Space as a Driver for Socioeconomic Sustainable Development, will be a unique opportunity for the collective space community to address the cross-sectoral impact of integrating economic, environmental, social, policy and regulatory dimensions of space in pursuance of global sustainable development.

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