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United Nations Institutions

United Nations Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS) - 1959

UN General Assembly Resolution 1472 (XIV) of 12 December 1959

United Nation Office for Outer Space Affaires (UNOOSA) – 1959

United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER) – 2006

UN General Assembly Resolution 61/110 on the establishment of the UN-SPIDER

United Nations Programme on Space Applications (UNPSA) – 1971


Other International Institutions

Arab Satellite Communications Organization (ARABSAT) - 1976
Agreement of the Arab Corporation for Space Communications, April 14, 1976

Centre Régional de Télédétection des États de l’Afrique du Nord (CRTEAN)- 1990

Regional African Satellite Communications Organization (RASCOM) - 1992

Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) - 1984

CEOS Terms of Reference

Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS) - 1982

CCSDS Charter

European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) - 1986

EUMETSAT Convention and other documents

European Telecommunication Satellite Organization (EUTELSAT-IGO) – 2001 (EUTELSAT in 1977)

EUTELSAT Original Convention
EUTELSAT Amended Convention

European Union Satellite Centre (EUSC) - 1992

EU Council Joint Action 2001/555/CFSP on the establishment of the EUSC

Inter-Agencies Space Debris Coordination Committee (IADC) - 1993

IADC Terms of Reference

International Charter for Space and Major Disaster - 2000

Charter Rev.3 (25/4/2000).2.

International COSPAS/SARSAT Programme - 1988

International COSPAS-SARSAT Programme Agreement
Other COSPAS/SARSAT Programme documents

International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO) - 1999 (Inmarsat in 1979)

IMSO Convention (as amended on 2008) and other documents

International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG) - 2007

ISECG Terms of Reference

International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO) - 2001 (INTELSAT in 1964)
ITSO Treaty Agreement

International Organization of Space Communications (INTERSPUTNIK) - 1971
INTERSPUTNIK Protocol on Amendments
INTERSPUTNIK Operating Agreement