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The Committee is serviced by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, which was established in 1962 to support the work of the Committee and implement a multifaceted programme that covers the legal, scientific and political aspects of space-related activities. The Committee meets annually in Vienna, Austria, to discuss questions relating to current and future activities in space. Topics for discussion include maintaining outer space for peaceful purposes, safe operations in orbit, space debris, space weather, the threat from asteroids, the safe use of nuclear power in outer space, climate change, water management, global navigation satellite systems, and questions concerning space law and national space legislation.

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