United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

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 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. The Committee was instrumental in the creation of the five treaties and five principles of outer space. International cooperation in space exploration and the use of space technology applications to meet global development goals are discussed in the Committee every year. Owing to rapid advances in space technology, the space agenda is constantly evolving. The Committee therefore provides a unique global platform to monitor and discuss these developments.

Topic at OLMUN 2024: Refining International Cooperation in the Use of Outer Space

Our Presidents of the COPUOS:
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Louis Sachse
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Mike van Elp
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Maja Aichele
Venue of the COPUOS
Gymnasium Eversten Oldenburg & Weser-Ems-Hallen

Due to logistical circumstances the COPUOS committee will be located in the Gymnasium Eversten Oldenburg (GEO) for the Committee Sessions on wednesday and thursday, but move to the Weser-Ems-Hallen for the last Committee Session on friday.

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