COPUOS

COPUOS

United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space
United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

President: Alejandra Bañuelos González

President: Alejandra Bañuelos González

Chair: Elizabeth Saldaña Andriano, José Mateo González Almanza, Karol Alexis Alvarado Davila y Sofía Vences Monroy

Topic A) Measures for the regulation of space tourism and passenger safety

Topic B) The increasing threat to the global astronomic and space observation community from the rise of satellite constellations and the number of space debris

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COMITÉ

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. 

Faculties:

  • Reviewing the peaceful uses of outer space.

  • Studying space related activities.

  • Studying legal problems that arise because of outer space exploration.

  • Encouraging space research programmes.

  • Suggesting modifications to the international space law.​

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