Inter-Agency Meeting on Outer Space Activities: 2017, Thirty-seventh session

World Health Organisation Headquarters in Geneva, 24 August 2017


The 37th session of the United Nations Inter-Agency Meeting on Outer Space Activities (UN-Space) will be organized in conjunction with the United Nations/World Health Organization/Switzerland Conference on Strengthening Space Cooperation for Global Health, scheduled to be held from 23 to 25 August 2017 in Salle C of the World Health Organization Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland.

A half-day open session with participation of Member States is planned to be organized in the afternoon of 24 August 2017 as integral part of the UN/WHO/Switzerland Conference, with the objective of promoting dialogue among United Nations entities, Member States and other stakeholders by demonstrating examples on the use of space technology within the United Nations system.

The UN-Space open session in 2017 will focus on the use of space technology within the United Nations system and its potential contribution to UNISPACE+50, including in relation to UNISPACE+50 thematic priorities on Strengthened space cooperation for global health and on International framework for space weather services.

A dedicated meeting of UN-Space (open to participation of United Nations entities only) will be held in parallel with the Conference. The meeting will include orientation on the 50th anniversary of the first United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNISPACE+50) in 2018, as well as on the upcoming Report of the Secretary-General on the coordination of space-related activities within the United Nations system.

A provisional agenda for the 37th session of UN-Space (scheduled for the morning of Thursday, 24 August 2017, in Salle B of the World Health Organization Headquarters) is now available online.

Session Documents

Open Informal Session: The transformative potential of space technology for development: approaches and opportunities in the UN system

Background reference documents

General Assembly resolutions


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