UNOOSA and Japan Support New Space Law Legislation Missions in the Philippines and Thailand

PeopleDiplomats ♦ Published: May 30, 2024; 21:33 ♦ (Vindobona)

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Government of Japan have announced a new phase of their cooperation under the Space Law for New Space Actors project. This successful cooperation, launched in 2021, will enable UNOOSA to provide continuous capacity-building and legal advisory services specifically tailored to the needs of countries in Asia and the Pacific.

UNOOSA Director Aarti Holla-Maini emphasized the need to support regulatory adherence as over 80 countries now have space programs, highlighting the partnership with Japan amid growing Asia-Pacific space activities. / Picture: © UNclimatechange / Flickr Attribution (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 DEED,

Thanks to Japan's contribution, UNOOSA will be able to conduct technical advisory missions in the field of space law in the Philippines and Thailand. These missions will take into account the specific legal, administrative, and technical requirements of the two countries. The main objectives are to establish networks of focal points within the governments to organize international…