United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) works to promote international cooperation in the peaceful use and exploration of space, and in the utilisation of space science and technology for sustainable economic and social development. The Office assists any United Nations Member States to establish legal and regulatory frameworks to govern space activities and strengthens the capacity of developing countries to use space science technology and applications for development by helping to integrate space capabilities into national development programmes.

UNOOSA has two main sections: The Committee, Policy and Legal Affairs Section, responsible to support the intergovernmental processes in the area of space activities that take place within the United Nations framework, and the Space Applications Section, which implements the UN-SPIDER programme, the Programme on Space Applications (PSA) and the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG).