Other international bodies

Vienna hosts the UN Office on Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), the meetings of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) and the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) as well as other international bodies in which Switzerland is active.  

Vienna hosts the UN Office on Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) as well as the meetings of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), a subsidiary body of the UN General Assembly. Switzerland is an active member of COPUOS and also participates in the work of its Scientific and Technical Subcommittee and Legal Subcommittee.

Three of UNCITRAL’s six working groups hold regular meetings in Vienna. Switzerland is an active member of UNCITRAL and is primarily represented in the relevant working groups and annual meetings by the Federal Office of Justice (FOJ).