United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

 

 

United Nations High Level Forum: Space as a driver for socio-economic sustainable development
Dubai, United Arab Emirates,
15 - 17 November 2015
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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.

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26 May 2015

Apply now: United Nations/Costa Rica Workshop on Human Space Technology
The UN/Costa Rica Workshop in San José, Costa Rica, from 9 to 13 November 2015
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Apply now: United Nations/United Arab Emirates High Level Forum: Space as a Driver for Socio-Economic Sustainable Development
The UN/UAE High Level Forum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 15 to 17 November 2015
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22 May 2015

Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space: 2015
Draft Schedule of LTS Working Group Meetings
Draft Schedule (available in English only)

Annotated provisional agenda (Advance Edited Version)
A/AC.105/L.292 (available in English only)
COPUOS 2015 Session web-page

 

19 May 2015

Apply now: United Nations/South Africa Symposium on Basic Space Technology "Small satellite missions for scientific and technological advancement"
The UN/South Africa Symposium in Cape Town, South Africa from 1-4 September 2015 is now open for applications
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Apply now: United Nations/International Astronautical Federation Workshop on Space Technology for Socio-Economic Benefits "Water Resources Management"
The UN/IAF Workshop in Jerusalem, Israel from 9-11 October 2015 is now open for applications
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14 May 2015

Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space: 2015
Briefing for Permanent Missions, 21 May 2015
Invitation Circular

24 April 2015
Legal Subcommittee: 2015
Daily Journals: No.11 of 24 April 2015 (available in English and French only)
Daily Journal No.11
IISL/ECSL Symposium on Space Traffic Management
Online Presentations
LSC 2015 Session web-page
Space Law Workshops
Proceedings of the UN/China/APSCO Workshop on Space Law
ST/SPACE/66

Scientific and Technical Subcommittee: 2015
Report of the Subcommitee
A/AC.105/1088 (available in all official languages of the United Nations)

12 April 2015
Messages from Space Explorers
Celebrating International Day of Human Space Flight, the 2015 Edition of Messages of Space Explorers to Future Generations is now available
2015 Edition

10 April 2015
Guidance on Space Object Registration and Frequency Management for Small and Very Small Satellites
New handout for small satellite operators and developers
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18 December 2014
General Assembly Resolutions Relating to Outer Space
A/RES/69/85: International cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space
General Assembly Resolutions (available in all official languages of the United Nations)

11 November 2014
Committee & Subcommittee Meetings 2015

Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space: Fifty-eighth session (10-19 June 2015)
Scientific and Technical Subcommittee: Fifty-second session (2-13 February 2015)
Legal Subcommittee, Fifty-fourth session (13-24 April 2015)

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Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space: 2015 Meetings

  • Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space: Fifty-eighth session (10-19 June 2015)
  • Scientific and Technical Subcommittee: Fifty-second session (2-13 February 2015)
  • Legal Subcommittee, Fifty-fourth session (13-24 April 2015)

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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