HIST’s mission is to assist UNESCO’s programmes and Member States that desire to receive such assistance on the use of applied space technologies for UNESCO’s activities related to natural and cultural heritage, biosphere reserves, sustainable development, education, climate change and natural disasters. HIST will contribute to the execution of UNESCO’s programmes by strengthening the capacity of UNESCO Member States. It will also contribute to facilitating and increasing technical cooperation amongst developing countries.

Visit by Prof. Lu Yongxiang, Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National Peoples Congress (June 2011)

Visit by Prof. Bai Chunli, President of CAS (July 2011)