United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space
President: José Mateo González Almanza
Chair: Kenya Damaris Ruiz Arellano, José Antonio Salazar Garibay, José Manuel Cervantes Sánchez.
Topic A) Continued threat posed by falling space debris from developing space programs and further action to prevent civilian danger
Topic B) Elimination of the digital divide between developed and developing countries regarding internet access through the use of satellite constellations, focusing on Latin America and the Caribbean
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Committee's outline and faculties
The Committee on the Peaceful Uses on Outer Space (COPUOS) was created in 1959 by the General Assembly. It has grown since its foundation and now counts with 95 member States. The Committee is tasked to govern the exploration and the uses of space for the benefit of all humanity. It is the only committee of the General Assembly that deals with international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space. It serves as a forum to monitor and discuss developments related to space.
The regulatory framework of the committee encourages delegates to utilize and enjoy these faculties to their full extent. The committee is tasked with ensuring and creating legislation towards the common usability and fairness of outer space.
Reviewing the peaceful uses of outer space.
Studying space-related activities.
Studying legal problems that arise because of outer space exploration.
Encouraging space research programs.
Suggesting modifications to the international space law.