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.
6 October 2014
UNOOSA Internship Opportunities:
Programme on Space Applications
Remote Sensing Internships at Duty Stations Vienna, Austria and Bonn, Germany
1 October 2014
General Assembly: Fourth Committee
Draft Resolution on "International cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space"
A/C.4/69/L.2 (available in all official languages of the United Nations in PDF format)
COPUOS 2014 session web-page
17 September 2014
UNOOSA Internship Opportunities: Programme on Space Applications
Space Experiments in Human Space Technology
9 September 2014
Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space: 2014
Report of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space
A/69/20 (available in all languages of the United Nations)
COPUOS 2014 session web-page
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
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