Research project

UNIDIR support for UN Disarmament Commission Working Group II

New York, USA


UNIDIR currently supports the work of the UN Disarmament Commission (UNDC) on transparency and confidence building measures for space activities by providing members with resources to deepen understandings of current space security challenges. In this context, UNIDIR will organise briefings and publications aimed at enhancing dialogues within the UNDC on the development of TCBMs, as well as other UN processes.


The first briefing took the form of a Space Security Workshop, held on 30 January 2019 at UNHQ in NY. This Workshop sought to illustrate the global implications of space security challenges, as well as the legal framework for space activities. The Workshop featured two panels with presentations from international space law and policy experts, as well as an opportunity for interaction with delegations.




Support from UNIDIR's core funders provides the foundation for all of the Institute's activities.


Further support was received from UN ODA and the Government of Australia.