United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)

Bureau des Nations Unies pour les affaires spatiales

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

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Founded

1958-12-13

History

13 Dec 1958, by General Assembly of A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN) through Resolution 1348 (XIII), as an ad hoc Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Spaces. Became a unit within Department of Political and Security Council Affairs, 1962, when permanent E-XE0535 - Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) met for 1st time, and was transformed into Outer Space Affairs Division of that Department, 1968. 1992, Division transformed into Office for Outer Space Affairs within Department for Political Affairs. 1993, Office relocated from New York NY (USA) to E-XE7552 - United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV). Serves as Secretariat of COPUOS.

Aims

Promote international cooperation in exploration and peaceful uses of outer space, and use of space science, technology and applications for sustainable development.

Events

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Structure

Sections (3): Office of the Director; Space Applications (SAS); Committee, Policy and Legal Affairs (CPLA). Subcommittees (2): Scientific and Technical; Legal. Headed by Director. Based at: G-XG6679 - Vienna International Centre (VIC).

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UIA Org ID

XJ7585

Last News

2017

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