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Friday, 26 April 2013, 11:00 - 12:30

Outer Space Activities and the United Nations

Werner Balogh
Programme Officer, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

Venue: Meeting Room 1, UNU-IAS
Pacifico-Yokohama, 1-1-1 Minato Mirai
Nishi-ku, Yokohama


Photo: UNU-IAS

Seminar Description
Seminar Language: English

Since the launch of Sputnik-1, the first man-made satellite, the United Nations has been an actor in the field of outer space activities. The United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) was established in 1959 to promote international space cooperation and to consider all issues related to the peaceful uses of outer space. Today space science, technology and its applications are not only widely used by all Member States but also vitally contribute to the work of the United Nations itself.

This presentation will review the important role the United Nations has played in ensuring the peaceful uses of outer space and in supporting worldwide capacity building in the development and use of space technology and its applications. It will also address the presently on-going discussions within COPUOS and the challenges for safeguarding the long-term sustainability of outer space activities.


Programme

11:00 - 11:05 Opening Remarks
Govindan Parayil, UN University Vice-Rector and UNU-IAS Director
11:05 - 11:50 Outer Space Activities and the United Nations
Werner Balogh (Programme Officer, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs)
11:50 - 12:30 Q&A


Video and Audio Podcasts

Opening Remarks
Govindan Parayil, UN University Vice-Rector and UNU-IAS Director
[Archived Video 2 minutes];

Outer Space Activities and the United Nations
Werner Balogh (Programme Officer, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs)
[Archived Video-55 minutes];[Archived Audio-55 minutes]

Q&A
[Archived Video-32 minutes];[Archived Audio-32 minutes]


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Speaker's Biography

Werner Balogh is working as a Programme Officer for basic space technology with the Space Applications Section of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs. Prior to joining the United Nations he worked for the Austrian Space Agency and for the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites. Werner completed studies in technical physics at the Vienna University of Technology, in space studies at the International Space University and in international relations at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.


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