United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

2014 Update is now available


Messages from Space Explorers
to Future Generations

Available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish

 

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) is the United Nations office responsible for promoting international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space. UNOOSA serves as the secretariat for the General Assembly's only committee dealing exclusively with international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space: the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS).

UNOOSA is also responsible for implementing the Secretary-General's responsibilities under international space law and maintaining the United Nations Register of Objects Launched into Outer Space.

Through the United Nations Programme on Space Applications, UNOOSA conducts international workshops, training courses and pilot projects on topics that include remote sensing, satellite navigation, satellite meteorology, tele-education and basic space sciences for the benefit of developing nations. It also maintains a 24-hour hotline as the United Nations focal point for satellite imagery requests during disasters and manages the United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER).

UNOOSA is the current secretariat of the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG).

UNOOSA also prepares and distributes reports, studies and publications on various fields of space science and technology applications and international space law. Documents and reports are available in all official languages of the United Nations through this website.

UNOOSA is located at the United Nations Office at Vienna, Austria.

What's New

11 April 2014
International Day of Human Space Flight, 12 April

Twitter Chat with astronaut Takao Doi today at 3pm CET

7 April 2014
Legal Subcommittee: 2014
Daily Journals: No.12 of 7 April 2014 (available in English and French only)
Daily Journal No.12
LSC 2014 Session web-page

International Space Law
Education Curriculum on Space Law
Curriculum and reference resources

Scientific and Technical Subcommittee: 2014
Report of the fifty-first session
A/AC.105/1065 (available in all official languages of the United Nations in PDF format)

17 March 2014
International Space Law
Schematic Overview of National Regulatory Frameworks for Space Activities
Schematic (available in English only in MSWord & PDF format)

3 February 2014
United Nations Coordination of Outer Space Activities
34th session of the Inter-Agency Meeting on Outer Space Activities, 13-14 May 2014, New York
Agenda
2014 Inter-Agency Meeting page

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Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space: 2014 Meetings

Programme on Space Applications

International Space Law

Special Events

Global Development Agenda Web Resources

21 March 2012

Legal Subcommittee: 2012
Daily Journals: No.4 of 21 March 2012 (available in English and French only)
Daily Journal No.4

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