United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

UNOOSA: Bringing the benefits of space to humankind

 

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

1 September 2014
Apply for participation in the United Nations/Japan Workshop on Space Weather, to be held in Fukuoka, Japan, 2-6 March 2015

19 August 2014
Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space: 2014
Report of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (Advance Edited Version)
A/69/20 (available in English only in PDF format)  
COPUOS 2014 session web-page
Long-term Fellowship Programmes
Apply for the United Nations/Japan Long-term Fellowship Programme 2015 Post-graduate study on Nano-Satellite Technologies (PNST), Japan

23 July 2014
United Nations/China/APSCO Workshop on Space Law "The Role of National Space Legislation in Strengthening the Rule of Law", 17 to 21 November 2014, Beijing, China
Information Note & Application Form

17 July 2014
UNOOSA Internship Opportunities: Committee, Policy and Legal Affairs Section
Space Law and Policy Internship
Apply Now

24 June 2014
Workshops and Training Activities
Apply for participation in the United Nations/Austria Symposium on "Space Science and the United Nations", to be held in Graz, Austria, 22-24 September 2014

23 May 2014
Apply for participation in the UN/Mexico Symposium on Basic Space Technology on the theme "Making Space Technology Accessible and Affordable" to be held in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, 20-23 October 2014

 

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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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