The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) works to promote international cooperation in the peaceful use and exploration of space, and in the utilisation of space science and technology for sustainable economic and social development. The Office assists any United Nations Member States to establish legal and regulatory frameworks to govern space activities and strengthens the capacity of developing countries to use space science technology and applications for development by helping to integrate space capabilities into national development programmes.
The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)
Regulation of the presence of private space organisations.
The requirement of effective laws and policies on space activities is not just important on an international level but also on the national level in a country which often relies on the presence of suitable professionals for its development. The need for more concrete legal frameworks that regulate are necessary and emphasised to deal with commercial utilisation of space by any country, arms control in space, liability for damage caused by space objects, the safety and rescue of spacecraft and astronauts, the prevention of harmful interference with space activities and the environment, the notification and registration of space activities, scientific investigation and the exploration of natural resources in outer space and settlement of disputes. Hence, the delegates of UNOOSA are handed with the opportunity to deliberate on the requirement of regulations on private space organisations and decide the fate of the commercial space activities for the present and the future.