Inter-Agency Meeting on Outer Space Activities:
2019, Thirty-ninth session

Conference Room 8, United Nations Headquarters, New York, 28 October 2019 

1. Introduction

The United Nations Inter-Agency Meeting on Outer Space Activities (UN-Space) is a formal inter-agency mechanism aimed at enhancing coordination of space-related activities within the United Nations system. UN-Space aims at promoting synergies and preventing duplication of efforts related to the use of space technology and applications in the work of United Nations entities.

In its resolution 73/91 of 7 December 2018, the General Assembly urged UN-Space, under the leadership of the Office for Outer Space Affairs of the Secretariat, to continue to examine how space science and technology and their applications could contribute to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and encouraged entities of the United Nations system to participate, as appropriate, in UN-Space coordination efforts.

At its thirty-eighth session held on 29 August 2018 in New York, UN-Space agreed that substantive items on the agenda of its thirty-ninth session would include (a) orientation on the preparations for "Space2030"; (b) preparation of the report of the Secretary-General on the coordination of space-related activities within the United Nations system, to be submitted to the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space at its sixty-third session, in 2020; (c) special report by UN-Space on initiatives and applications for space-related inter-agency cooperation; and (d) coordination of future plans and programmes of common interest for cooperation and exchange of views on current activities in the practical application of space technology and related areas.

The 39th session of UN-Space will be held in New York on 28 October 2019, organized by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA).

2. Preliminary Programme

 

9:45 - 10:00

Registration

10:00 - 13:00

Item 1

Opening of the session.

 

Item 2

Adoption of the agenda.

 

Item 3

Orientation on the preparations of the "Space2030" agenda.

 

Item 4

Preparation of the report of the Secretary-General on the coordination of space-related activities within the United Nations system, to be submitted to the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space at its sixty-third session, in 2020.

 

Item 5

Special report by UN-Space on initiatives and applications for space-related inter-agency cooperation (A/AC.105/1200).

13:00 - 15:00

Break

15:00 -

Item 6

Coordination of future plans and programmes of common interest for cooperation and exchange of views on current activities in the practical application of space technology and related areas.

 

Item 7

Open informal session (20 November 2019)

 

Item 8

Any other business.

  

3. Session Documents

4. Contacts

For queries, please contact UN-Space Secretariat at un-space[at]un.org.

5. Background reference documents

6. General Assembly resolutions

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