Topic 1: Establishing measure to regulate commercial space flight
Topic 2: The issue of ownership and colonization of celestial bodies
Chair: Gowri Menon Deputy: Celine Shao
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.