On 13 and 14 May 2014, United Nations agencies convened in New York for the 34th Interagency Meeting on Outer Space Activities (UN-Space). The meeting focused on the role of space-related activities in a context of the global development agenda.
On 14 May an open informal session for Member States and other stakeholders was organized. The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs' (UNOOSA) new director, Ms Simonetta di Pippo, opened the session. UNOOSA, as an Executive Secretariat for both the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG) and the Providers’ Forum, presented the latest developments in the ICG and its activities. OOSA introduced the work of the ICG to the United Nations entities including topics such as regional workshops on GNSS, reference frames and systems, training programmes and information dissemination on global applications of GNSS and their benefits for humanity.