United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)

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 +43-1-260 60 4950
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UNOOSA, Wagramerstrasse 5, Vienna, Austria, A-1220

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) is the United Nations office responsible for promoting international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space. UNOOSA works to improve the use of space science and technology for the economic and social development of all nations, in particular developing countries.

To facilitate the capacity building with focus on developing countries the office provides three initiatives:
• The Human Space Initiative was launched 2010 and focuses on the public outreach to promote increased awareness among Member States to the benefits of space technology and its applications.
• The Basic Space Technology Initiative enhances access to space application tools for sustainable development through building capacity in basic space technology.
• The Basic Space Science Initiative supports the growth of small research groups in universities and research institutions in the developing countries in the fields of astronomy and space science.

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