The United Nations and World Space Week
The United Nations General Assembly in 1999 declared October 4-10 annually as World Space Week. This declaration was recommended by the UNISPACE-III conference held in Vienna, Austria earlier that year. Click here for a chronology of the
UN's early support for World Space Week.
Today, the United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs in Vienna provides the overall global coordination of World Space Week, under the guidance of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, and with the support of World Space Week Association, a non-government
organization. Together, they encourage the broadest possible participation in World Space Week by organizations globally.
The UN Office of Outer Space Affairs performs various World Space Week functions, including: