United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)

Bureau des Nations Unies pour les affaires spatiales

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Initially created as a small expert unit within A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN) Secretariat to service the ad hoc E-XE0535 - Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), established by the UN General Assembly in its resolution 1348 (XIII).

Unit moved to work under the Department of Political and Security Council Affairs, 1962 and 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 to E-XE7552 - United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), where it assumed responsibility for substantive secretariat services to the Legal Subcommittee, which had previously been provided by the Office of Legal Affairs in New York.


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


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Office of the Director (OD); Space Applications Section (SAS); Committee, Policy and Legal Affairs Section (CPLA); United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER); Executive Secretariat of the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG). Headed by Director. Based at: G-XG6679 - Vienna International Centre (VIC).


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