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The Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space was established by the General Assembly of the United Nations to promote international cooperation to govern the exploration and the use of outer space. The focus of the Committee is on the technical advancements in the exploration, the development of space laws, managements of risks, for instance, asteroid threats, fighting climate change, use of nuclear power in outer space and other key issues. 

Established in 1959, the committee commenced with 24 member states and today it is one of the largest Committees in the United Nations with its 100 members. In addition to the members, intergovernmental and non-governmental institutions have observer status.

KarMUN’s first COPUOS session will be held in the 2023 KarMUN Conference and will provide an opportunity to discuss exciting issues related to matters that determine the future of humanity and the Earth.

The COPUOS is the perfect council for delegates interested in space-related activities and who are committed to shape rules connected to the future use of space.

Issues of 2023:

Assessing the Danger of Space Debris

Examining the Impact of Suborbital Flights for Scientific Missions and Space Turism on the Space Law

Ideas for Colonising an Exoplanet


You can access the Issue Descriptions of each topic by clicking on the titles in blue.

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