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UNOOSA Office Structure

The Office is headed by a Director and has two sections: the Space Applications Section, which organizes and carries out the United Nations Programme on Space Applications, and the Committee, Policy and Legal Affairs Section, which provides substantive secretariat services to the Committee, its two subcommittees and its working groups. The Committee, Policy and Legal Affairs Section also prepares and distributes reports and publications on international space activities and on international space law.

Ms. Simonetta Di Pippo of Italy serves as Director of the Office since March 2014.

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Committee, Policy and Legal Affairs Section (CPLA)

As part of UNOOSA efforts to support the intergovernmental processes in the area of space activities that take place within the United Nations framework, the Committee, Policy and Legal Affairs Section of UNOOSA provides substantive secretariat services to the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), its Scientific and Technical Subcommittee and Legal Subcommittee and related working groups.

CPLA also provides substantive secretariat services to the Working Group of the Whole of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) of the UN General Assembly when it considers the item on international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space.

As UNOOSA leads UN-Space (the Inter-Agency Meeting on Outer Space Activities), CPLA convenes and services the sessions of UN-Space.

Comprising staff with legal, policy and economics background, the CPLA team works closely with UN Member States in supporting their capacity building efforts in space activities and in building national space infrastructure, by organizing workshops on space law and policy, as well as on organizational questions relating to international cooperation in space activities and on United Nations [[[space]]-related activities. CPLA also works with other actors, such as regional organizations and mechanisms, in support of their efforts and cooperation in space activities.

Mr. Niklas Hedman of Sweden serves as Chief of the Committee, Policy and Legal Affairs Section since January 2006.

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Space law can be described as the body of law governing space-related activities. Space law, much like general international law, comprises a variety of international agreements, treaties, conventions, and UN General Assembly resolutions as well as rules and regulations of international organizations.

The term "space law" is most often associated with the rules, principles and standards of international law appearing in the five international treaties and five sets of principles governing outer space which have been developed under the auspices of the United Nations. In addition to these international instruments, many states have national legislation governing space-related activities.

Space law addresses a variety of matters, such as, for example, the preservation of the space and Earth environment, liability for damages caused by space objects, the settlement of disputes, the rescue of astronauts, the sharing of information about potential dangers in outer space, the use of space-related technologies, and international cooperation. A number of fundamental principles guide the conduct of space activities, including the notion of space as the province of all humankind, the freedom of exploration and use of outer space by all states without discrimination, and the principle of non-appropriation of outer space.

The Office provides information and advice, upon request, to governments, non-governmental organizations and the general public on space law in order to promote understanding, acceptance and implementation of the international space law agreements concluded under United Nations auspices.

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Space Law Treaties and Principles

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The Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space is the forum for the development of international space law. The Committee has concluded five international treaties and five sets of principles on space-related activities.

These five treaties deal with issues such as the non-appropriation of outer space by any one country, arms control, the freedom of exploration, liability for damage caused by space objects, the safety and rescue of spacecraft and astronauts, the prevention of harmful interference with space activities and the environment, the notification and registration of space activities, scientific investigation and the exploitation of natural resources in outer space and the settlement of disputes.

Each of the treaties stresses the notion that outer space, the activities carried out in outer space and whatever benefits might be accrued from outer space should be devoted to enhancing the well-being of all countries and humankind, with an emphasis on promoting international cooperation.

TREATIES
The treaties commonly referred to as the "five United Nations treaties on outer space" are:

The "Outer Space Treaty"
Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies
Adopted by the General Assembly in its resolution 2222 (XXI), opened for signature on 27 January 1967, entered into force on 10 October 1967

The "Rescue Agreement"
Agreement on the Rescue of Astronauts, the Return of Astronauts and the Return of Objects Launched into Outer Space
Adopted by the General Assembly in its resolution 2345 (XXII), opened for signature on 22 April 1968, entered into force on 3 December 1968

The "Liability Convention"
Convention on International Liability for Damage Caused by Space Objects
Adopted by the General Assembly in its resolution 2777 (XXVI), opened for signature on 29 March 1972, entered into force on 1 September 1972

The "Registration Convention"
Convention on Registration of Objects Launched into Outer Space
Adopted by the General Assembly in its resolution 3235 (XXIX), opened for signature on 14 January 1975, entered into force on 15 September 1976

The "Moon Agreement"
Agreement Governing the Activities of States on the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies
Adopted by the General Assembly in its resolution 34/68, opened for signature on 18 December 1979, entered into force on 11 July 1984.

Click here to find out how many states have ratified the treaties!

PRINCIPLES
The five declarations and legal principles are:

The "Declaration of Legal Principles"
Declaration of Legal Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Uses of Outer Space
General Assembly resolution 1962 (XVIII) of 13 December 1963

The "Broadcasting Principles"
The Principles Governing the Use by States of Artificial Earth Satellites for International Direct Television Broadcasting
General Assembly resolution 37/92 of 10 December 1982

The "Remote Sensing Principles"
The Principles Relating to Remote Sensing of the Earth from Outer Space
General Assembly resolution 41/65 of 3 December 1986

The "Nuclear Power Sources" Principles
The Principles Relevant to the Use of Nuclear Power Sources in Outer Space
General Assembly resolution 47/68 of 14 December 1992

The "Benefits Declaration"
The Declaration on International Cooperation in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space for the Benefit and in the Interest of All States, Taking into Particular Account the Needs of Developing Countries
General Assembly resolution 51/122 of 13 December 1996