UNOOSA Releases Education Curriculum on Space Law

Friday, April 18, 2014

The United Nations (UN) Office for Outer Space Affairs (OOSA) has released the Education Curriculum on Space Law, a resource document for the teaching of the international and national legal and regulatory framework applicable to space activities. The Curriculum was developed at the request of the Legal Subcommittee of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.

The curriculum was developed by a group of international educators and space law experts in cooperation with the Directors and Secretary-General of UN regional centers on space and technology education. It is designed for use at these UN regional centers, as well as other institutions and initiatives engaging in space law.

“The curriculum constitutes an outstanding product for all those interested in Space Law capability building around the world”  says Ciro Arévalo Yepes, a member of the group of UN experts responsible for the Curriculum, and Secure World Foundation (SWF) Advisory Committee member.

SWF Project Manager Chris Johnson also assisted with the development of the curriculum during his time as an intern at OOSA in Vienna, Austria in 2010.

The curriculum, as well as other online tools and resources, can be downloaded here.

Last updated on April 23, 2014