United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)
Bureau des Nations Unies pour les affaires spatiales
Founded 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.
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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