On 22 September 2021, UNIDROIT signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) to further the joint interest of the two organisations in the fields of international cooperation, economic development, and the use of uniform law instruments and standards for the space sector.

The MoU was signed by the Secretary-General of UNIDROIT, Professor Ignacio Tirado, and the Director of UNOOSA, Ms Simonetta Di Pippo, at a signing ceremony held at the UNIDROIT Headquarters in Rome. The President of UNIDROIT, Professor Maria Chiara Malaguti, Deputy Secretary-General, Professor Anna Veneziano, and Legal Consultant, Hamza Hameed, also participated in the ceremony.

The signing of this MoU follows the recent appointment of UNIDROIT as a Permanent Observer to the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, which was confirmed at the Committee’s Sixty-fourth session (25 August-3 September 2021).

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