Every year, the General Assembly adopts a resolution entitled "International cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space". These resolutions lay out the framework for the deliberations in the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and the activities to be undertaken within the Programme on Space Applications of the Office for Outer Space Affairs.
While resolutions adopted by the General Assembly are not legally binding, many resolutions dealing with issues related to outer space offer valuable guidance to States on the conduct of space activities. Many provisions of the General Assembly resolutions related to outer space have become widely accepted by the international space community, including the resolution elaborating the concept of the "launching State" ( 59/115), the resolution endorsing the Space Debris Mitigation Guidelines developed by the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space ( 62/217), the resolution enhancing the practice of States in registering space objects ( 62/101) and the resolution on recommendations on national space legislation ( 68/74).
Click here to access a full list of General Assembly resolutions relating to outer space activities.
See below for recent resolutions adopted by the General Assembly.