From the earliest days of space exploration, the United Nations recognised the important role that space-related technolgies can play in improving the human condition throughout the globe. To this end, the United Nations and it specialised agencies conduct a coordinated programme of activities utilising these technologies to their fullest. This website has been created to further enhance that purpose and is intended to provide current and comprehensive information on space related activities of the United Nations system.
The United Nations Inter-Agency Meeting on Outer Space Activities convenes annually to discuss current and future activities, emergent technologies of interest and other related matters. The meeting issues a report on it deliberations for the consideration of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, the primary UN body that deals with peaceful uses of space and international cooperation in outer space. The meeting also produces, on behalf of the Secretary-General, a report on the coordinated space-related activities of the UN system.
United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
Vienna International Centre
P.O. Box 500, A - 1400 Vienna
Phone: (43-1) 26060-0
Fax: (43-1) 26060 5830