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United Nations Office for Outerspace Affairs (UNOOSA)



The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) is responsible for promoting international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space. UNOOSA is the Secretariat for the General Assembly's Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS).  The Committee Services and Research Section (CSRS) provides secretariat services to COPUOS, its two Subcommittees and related working groups.  The Programme on Space Applications conducts workshops, training courses and pilot projects in topics such as remote sensing, satellite navigation, satellite meteorology, and basic space sciences. UNOOSA also operates the United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER). 

Further information
Regional focus All regions
Sector Education and training
Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning
Adaptation delivery activity Communications and awareness-raising
Disaster risk reduction
Early warning systems
Pilot adaptation programmes/projects
Risk/vulnerability mapping
NWP work area Climate related risks and extreme events
Methods and tools
Climate hazards Drought
Storms/tropical cyclones
Operational scale Global

Organizations, institutions and private sector companies at all levels and in a wide range of sectors can become engaged with the NWP by becoming a partner and making Action Pledges. Information about how organizations can become engaged with work on adaptation under the NWP can be found here.