Legal Subcommittee: 2020

Fifty-ninth session (23 March - 3 April 2020)

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Cancellation of the 23 March - 3 April scheduled session of the Legal Subcommittee

This is to inform that after careful consideration and consultations, the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, in its capacity as Secretariat of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and its Subcommittees, has decided to cancel the two-weeks session of the Legal Subcommittee.

The Subcommittee was scheduled to hold its 59th session at Vienna from 23 March to 3 April 2020. This session as scheduled is cancelled. A corresponding note will be sent to Permanent Missions of States members of the Committee and to permanent observer organizations, as soon as possible.

The Secretariat highly regrets this decision of cancellation. Information on the developments of COVID-19, as well as the well-being of members of delegations and of staff members, were taken into due consideration. It was the only responsible action in an emergency situation where we don't know the COVID-19 status in the coming period.

The Secretariat is looking into the possible holding of a 1-day meeting constituting an extraordinary measure only to consider administrative matters of the Legal Subcommittee. Information in that regard will be communicated to Permanent Missions of States members of the Committee.

UNOOSA COVID-19 Outbreak Coordinator has been instituted to monitoring the situation continuously, including relevant situation reports and recommendations of the Organization and of the Host Country. 


Session Documents

Revised draft "Space2030" agenda and implementation plan: Working paper submitted by the Bureau of the Working Group on the "Space2030" Agenda (A/AC.105/C.2/L.316)


Annotated provisional agenda (including indicative schedule of work) (A/AC.105/C.2/L.312) (Advance Edited Version in English only)



Report of the Legal Subcommittee on its fifty-eighth session (A/AC.105/1203)



Series: A/AC.105/



Series: A/AC.105/C.2/



Series: A/AC.105/C.2/L.



Series: A/AC.105/C.1/L.



General Assembly Resolution: International cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space (A/RES/74/82)



LSC Reports

LSC Reports


COPUOS Reports

COPUOS Reports


STSC Reports

STSC Reports


Documents relating to the national legislation and practice relating to definition and delimitation of outer space (A/AC.105/865 and Addenda)

A/AC.105/865 & Addenda


Documents relating to the definition and delimitation of outer space: views of States members and permanent observers of the Committee (A/AC.105/1112 and Addenda)

A/AC.105/1112 & Addenda


Documents relating to the Questions on the definition and delimitation of outer space (A/AC.105/889 and Addenda)

A/AC.105/889 & Addenda


Documents relating to the Questions on suborbital flights for scientific missions and/or for human transportation (A/AC.105/1039 and Addenda)

A/AC.105/1039 & Addenda


Documents on Information relating to any practical case known that would warrant the definition and delimitation of outer space (A/AC.105/1226 and Addenda)

A/AC.105/1226 & Addenda


Documents relating to the Questionnaire on possible legal issues with regard to aerospace objects (A/AC.105/635 and Addenda, A/AC.105/C.2/L.249 and Addenda)



United Nations Treaties and Principles on Outer Space, including related General Assembly resolutions and other documents (ST/SPACE/61)



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