UNISPACE+50 High-level Segment
20 - 21 June 2018
M Building, Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria


The UNISPACE+50 High-level Segment is an opportunity for United Nations Member States and Permanent Observers to reflect on the outcomes of the three UNISPACE conferences and consider the future of international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space, as well as the work and mandates of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA). Member States are expected to adopt a UNISPACE+50 resolution on 20 June, which will be presented to the General Assembly in the form of a resolution for consideration at its seventy-third session in 2018.

The UNISPACE+50 high-level segment forms part of the 61 st session of COPUOS. From 22 to 29 June, COPUOS will revert to its regular session.

The List of Speakers, relevant documents and other information are available on the main webpage of COPUOS.


In accordance with the decision by the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (A/72/20):

(a) All States Members of the United Nations are to be invited by the Secretariat to participate in the high-level segment at the level of Head of State or Government, the ministerial level or at the otherwise highest possible level;

(b) The broader space community, including United Nations entities, other international intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations and non-governmental entities, including industry and the private sector, will be able to attend the UNISPACE+50 high-level segment, to be held on 20 and 21 June 2018, in accordance with established rules and practices of the Committee.

United Nations Member States and Permanent Observers are kindly asked to convey their delegation's details to the Office for Outer Space Affairs by Note Verbale.


Practical information for participants is available here. A list of suggested hotels in Vienna is available  here

Agenda at-a-glance


Wednesday 20 June 2018

Thursday 21 June 2018


Opening of the 61 st session of COPUOS

Adoption of the agenda and election of the Officers of the Committee

Statements by outgoing and incoming Chairs of the Committee

Opening of the UNISPACE+50 High-level Segment

Endorsement of the UNISPACE+50 resolution

Member States' statements

Member States' statements continue.

13:00- 15:00

Lunch break

Ceremonial events

Press conference

UN-Space Panel, Inter-agency Meeting for Heads of United Nations Entities


Member States' statements continue.

Member States' statements continue.


Friday 22 June: COPUOS regular session resumes in the M Building.

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