Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS)

Comité des utilisations pacifiques de l'espace extra-atmosphérique
Comisión sobre la Utilización del Espacio Ultraterrestre con Fines Pacificos

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History

Established 12 Dec 1959, New York NY (USA), within the framework of United Nations (UN), by UN General Assembly resolution 1472A (XIV), an ad hoc committee of the same name having previously been established by resolution 1348 (XIII) of 1958. Also referred to as United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS) -- Comité des Nations Unies des utilisations pacifiques de l'espace extra-atmosphérique -- Comisión de las Naciones Unidas sobre la Utilización del Espacio Ultraterrestre con Fines Pacificos. Since 1993, based at and serviced by United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) - - also referred to as UN-OOSA - at United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV).

Aims

Review the scope of international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space; bring the benefits of space applications to humankind; promote capacity building efforts on the use of space technologies for development.

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Activities

Advocacy/lobbying/activism; training/education; guidance/assistance/consulting; research/documentation; events/meetings. Management of treaties and agreements:

 • Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, Including the Moon and other Celestial Bodies, (1967);

 • Agreement on the Rescue of Astronauts, the Return of Astronauts and the Return of Objects Launched into Outer Space, (1968);

 • Convention on the International Liability for Damage Caused by Space Objects, (1972);

 • Convention on Registration of Objects Launched into Outer Space, (1975);

 • Agreement Governing the Activities of States on the Moon and other Celestial Bodies, (1979);

 • Declaration of Legal Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space (1963);

 • Principles Governing the Use by States of Artificial Earth Satellites for International Direct Television Broadcasting (1982);

 • Principles Relating to Remote Sensing of the Earth from Outer Space, (1986);

 • Principles Relevant to the Use of Nuclear Power Sources in Outer Space, (1992);

 • Declaration on International Cooperation in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space for the Benefit and in the Interest of all States, Taking into Particular Account the Needs of Developing Countries (1996);

 • 'The Space Millennium: Vienna (Austria) Declaration of Space and Human Development' (1999).

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Languages

Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 16 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 26 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 87 countries
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Subjects *

  • Transportation, Telecommunications
    • Aerospace, Space
  • Economics
    • Resource Utilization
  • International Relations
    • United Nations

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

UIA Org ID

E0535

Last News Received

23. Apr 2018
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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