Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS)

Comité des utilisations pacifiques de l'espace extra-atmosphérique
Comisión sobre la Utilización del Espacio Ultraterrestre con Fines Pacificos

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URL: http://www.unoosa.org/

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Founded

1959-12-12 New York NY USA

History

Established 12 Dec 1959, New York NY (USA), within the framework of A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN), by UN General Assembly resolution 1472A (XIV), an ad hoc committee of the same name having previously been established by resolution 1348 (XIII) of 1958. Also referred to as United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS) -- Comité des Nations Unies des utilisations pacifiques de l'espace extra-atmosphérique -- Comisión de las Naciones Unidas sobre la Utilización del Espacio Ultraterrestre con Fines Pacificos. Since 1993, based at and serviced by E-XJ7585 - United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) - - also referred to as UN-OOSA - at E-XE7552 - United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV).

Aims

Review the scope of international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space; bring the benefits of space applications to humankind; promote capacity building efforts on the use of space technologies for development.

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Structure

Annual Session; Scientific and Technical Subcommittee; Legal Subcommittee; Secretariat provided by the 'Office for Outer Space Affairs (OOSA)'. Reports to Fourth Committee of the UN General Assembly.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

UIA Org ID

XE0535

Last News

2018

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