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Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space COPUOS

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  • Topic A: Space Law

TOPIC A Space Law



  • Dan Rowe
Email Committee Chair

To address the nuances of international law in space, the United Nations established the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space in 1958. This committee will take place in the year 1966, where the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics are engaged in an accelerating space race. Both countries are breaking new frontiers each year, and yet there is no formal agreement on how sovereign countries should interact in these uncharted territories.
The goal of this committee at MUNUC 33 is to create the first international treaty regarding space exploration. Delegates are encouraged to reach a consensus on how to preserve peaceful and scientific endeavors in space, and furthermore how to protect property rights and human rights. This is not simply a committee of two superpowers; committee members are expected to champion policies that promote every nation and future generations.
Even though this committee is based in the past, delegates are expected to forge new solutions in the name of lasting peace and cooperation in outer space. As they say, the sky is the limit!