Resolutions adopted by the United Nations General Assembly and documents produced by Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space have been a constant driver for the development of space law and international cooperation of Member States in their space activities. While resolutions adopted by the United Nations 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. Similarly, considerable authority is to be attributed to certain documents produced by the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.
See below for a list of resolutions of the UN General Assembly and COPUOS documents of particular influence on the space activities of States.