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12 January 2009

UN-COPUOS Meeting in February 2009 (NEOs)

UNCOPUOS meeting (has some agenda items related to NEOs).

The forty-sixth session of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space will be held from 9 to 20 February 2009 at the United Nation Office at Vienna, Vienna International Center, Vienna, Austria.

Here are items related to NEOs that are on the agenda.

In paragraph 10 (b) of its resolution 63/90, the General Assembly endorsed the recommendation of the Committee that the Subcommittee, at its forty-sixth session, should consider near-Earth objects (NEOs) as an agenda item in

In accordance with the amended multi-year workplan endorsed by the Committee at its fifty-first session. According to that workplan (A/AC.105/911, annex III), the Subcommittee, at its forty-sixth session, should:

(a) Consider the reports submitted in response to the annual request for information on NEO activities and continue intersessional work;

(b) Continue to review policies and procedures related to the handling of the NEO threat at the international level and consider drafting international procedures for handling the NEO threat;

(c) Work within the framework of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 to raise awareness of the NEO threat;

(d) Prepare an updated interim report of the Action Team on Near-Earth Objects.

A document containing information on research in the field of near-Earth objects carried out by member States, international organizations and other entities (A/AC.105/926) has been prepared. In addition, the third interim report of the Action Team on Near-Earth

Link: Provisional Agenda

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