The United Nations/Malaysia Expert Meeting on Human Space Technology was held in Malaysia from 14 to 18 November 2011. This was the first United Nations event of its kind to discuss how the world can benefit from human space technology, and to further develop international collaborative activities in human space exploration. Hosted by the Institute of Space Science of the National University of Malaysia, co-organized by OOSA and the five ISS partner agencies (Canadian Space Agency (CSA), European Space Agency (ESA), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)), more than 120 experts from both developing and industrialized nations participated in the meeting. The Meeting agreed on ten recommendations for future activities of the HSTI.
The United Nations/China Workshop on Human Space Technology was held in China, from 16 to 20 September 2013. The Workshop was organized by OOSA, hosted by the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) on behalf of the government of China, and co-organized by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) with the intention of exchanging information and views on human space exploration, and human space technology and its applications. . It was also aimed at putting forward constructive and innovative proposals on promoting international cooperation in microgravity science. The Meeting agreed on five recommendations on the roles and activities of the HSTI as well as each government and institution.