The United States at COPUOS 2021

Artist's concept of the next generation spacesuit to be worn by Artemis astronauts. (NASA)

The United States at the 2021 Session of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

From Wednesday, August 25, to Friday, September 3, the United States will join delegations from around the globe to discuss numerous aspects of outer space activity and promote international cooperation in space at the 64th session of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS).

COPUOS is the only standing body of the United Nations concerned exclusively with the peaceful uses of outer space. Over its more than sixty-year history, COPUOS has been extremely successful in fostering international cooperation in the exploration and use of outer space for the benefit of all humanity.

This year, COPUOS will meet virtually and in Vienna, Austria.

U.S. statements delivered at COPUOS 2021:

Agenda Item 4: General Exchange of Views – U.S. National Statement (August 25)
Agenda Item 5: Ways and Means of Maintaining Outer Space for Peaceful Purposes (August 25)
Agenda Item 6: Report of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee (August 26)
Agenda Item 15: Space2030 Agenda (August 27)
Agenda Item 7: Report of the Legal Subcommittee (August 30)
Agenda Item 8: Space and Sustainable Development (August 30)
Agenda Item 14: Space Exploration and Innovation (August 31)
Agenda Item 9: Spin-off Benefits of Space Technology (August 31)
Agenda Item 10: Space and Water (September 1)
Agenda Item 11: Space and Climate Change (September 2)