United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

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

15 May 2008

United Nations Programme on Space Applications  
18th UN/IAF Workshop on "Integrated Space Technology Applications - Support to Managing Potentially Hazardous Events"
Glasgow, United Kingdom, 26 - 27 September 2008
Information Note & Application Form

   

13 May 2008

Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space: 2008 
Provisional Agenda for the fifty-first session (2008).
A/AC.106/L.270 (available in all official languages of the United Nations)

  

7 May 2008

Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space: 2008
Unedited transcripts for the fiftieth session (2007).
COPUOS/T.566-581 (available in all official languages of the United Nations)

  

25 April 2008

United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response - UN SPIDER  
Updates
March/April 2008 Updates 

  

24 April 2008

United Nations Programme on Space Applications 
UN/Austria/ESA Symposium on Space Applications to Support the Plan of Implementation of the World Summit on Sustainable Development
"Space Tools and Solutions for Monitoring the Atmosphere and Land Cover" ,Graz, Austria, 9 - 12 September 2008
Information Note & Application Form

   

21 April 2008

United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response - UN SPIDER
"United Nations Regional UN-SPIDER Workshop: Building Upon Regional Space-based Solutions for Disaster Management and Emergency Response for the Caribbean"
Barbados, 8 - 11 July 2008
Information Note & Application Form (PDF format in English only)

  

10 April 2008

Legal Subcommittee: 2008
Presentations made at LSC 2008
Online Presentations

International Space Law
Education Opportunities in Space Law: A directory
Directory updated for 2008 (available in PDF format in English only)

  

12 September 2007

Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space: Fiftieth session, 2007 
Report of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, June 2007 
A/62/20  (available in all official languages of the United Nations) 

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