Argentinian CONAE becomes UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office

The Argentina National Space Activities Commission (CONAE) became UN-SPIDER's most recent Regional Support Office (RSO). CONAE and UNOOSA signed a cooperation agreement to establish the Regional Support Office in 2012. CONAE has been promoting the use of space-based information within Argentina and in Latin America for a variety of purposes and has been supporting UN-SPIDER in activities conducted in Latin America and the Caribbean. As a member of the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters, CONAE has supported emergency response efforts in many countries of the region. As an RSO, CONAE continues to provide experts for UN-SPIDER's technical advisory support to countries within the region and contributes to capacity building efforts in the region.