UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office (RSO) in Iran, hosted by the Iranian Space Agency (ISA), celebrated World Space Week 2012 (4-10 October) in Iran with several events. The RSO organized a one day conference on the topic "Using space technology for health and security" during which the keynote speakers presented several speeches on tele-medicine and food security. Another one day conference dealt with "SAR technology and applications". ISA furthermore held the opening ceremony for the "National GeoPortal and Data Center" and facilitated several radio and TV programs to showcase the application of space technology. Exhibitions additionally presented space technologies and astronomy in several cities.
The World Space Week is the largest annual space event in the world. The General Assembly proclaimed World Space Week in 1999, to celebrate the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition.