The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs released a brochure on the United Nations Programme on Space Applications. The Programme on Space Applications (PSA), since its creation in 1971, has made substantial progress in furthering knowledge and experience of space applications around the world. Provision of country capacity-building, education, research and development support and technical advisory services by the Programme have all helped to reduce the gap between the industrialized and developing countries. Much more, however, remains to be accomplished. The Mission of the Programme is to enhance the understanding and subsequent use of space technology for peaceful purposes in general, and for national development, in particular, in response to expressed needs in different geographic regions of the world. Both PSA and UN-SPIDER are programmes of the Space Applications Section (SAS) of UNOOSA.