United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
The Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space was set up by the General Assembly in 1959 ( resolution 1472 (XIV) ) to review the scope of international cooperation in peaceful uses of outer space, to devise programmes in this field to be undertaken under United Nations auspices, to encourage continued research and the dissemination of information on outer space matters, and to study legal problems arising from the exploration of outer space.
The Committee has two standing Subcommittees of the whole: the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee and the Legal Subcommittee. The Committee and its two Subcommittees meet annually to consider questions put before them by the General Assembly, reports submitted to them and issues raised by the Member States. The Committee and the Subcommittees, working on the basis of consensus, make recommendations to the General Assembly. Detailed information on the work of the Committee and the Subcommittees are contained in their annual reports.
The fifty-first session of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee (STSC) of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space will be held from 2-13 February 2015 at the United Nations Office at Vienna, Vienna International Center, Vienna, Austria.
The agenda as well as other pertinent documents are available online on UNOOSA's website.