The technology of global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) is currently being used in a wide range
of sectors including but not limited to: mapping and surveying, monitoring of environment, agriculture and
natural resources management, disaster warning and emergency response, aviation, maritime and land
The Plan of Action, contained in document A/59/174 entitled “Review of the implementation of the
recommendations of the Third United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space” and endorsed by the General Assembly in its resolution 59/2, presented findings and proposed specific actions in the areas that are important for strengthening and further developing the well-being and the future of
all nations. These actions include, among others, maximizing the benefits of the use and applications of global navigation satellite systems to support sustainable development, improving medical and public health services through the use of space technologies, developing a comprehensive, worldwide environmental monitoring
strategy as well as improving the management of the Earth’s natural resources.
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