General Assembly

Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS)

The Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) was set up by the General Assembly in 1959 to govern the exploration and use of space for the benefit of all humanity: for peace, security and development. The Committee was tasked with reviewing international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space, studying space-related activities that could be undertaken by the United Nations, encouraging space research programs, and studying legal problems arising from the exploration of outer space.

 

With the constant advances in space technology, the myriad of issues delegates are tasked to resolve continues to evolve and become increasingly complex.

Topic 1: Militarization of Space

Topic 2: Improving the effectiveness of the Outer Space Treaty