Outer Space Activities and the United Nations

  • DATE / TIME:
    2013•04•26    11:00 - 12:30

    *The date of this event has changed to Friday, 26 April.

    Since the 1957 launch of Sputnik-1, the first man-made satellite, the United Nations has been an actor in the field of outer space activities. The United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) was established in 1959 to promote international space cooperation and to consider all issues related to the peaceful uses of outer space. Today space science, technology and its applications are not only widely used by all Member States but also vitally contribute to the work of the United Nations itself.

    This presentation will review the important role that the United Nations has played in ensuring the peaceful uses of outer space and in supporting worldwide capacity building in the development and use of space technology and its applications. It will also address the on-going discussions within COPUOS and the challenges for safeguarding the long-term sustainability of outer space activities.

    For more information, or to register to attend, see the event announcement on the UNU-IAS website.


    6F International Organizations Center
    1-1-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku
    Yokohama 220-8502