USA at the 2021 COPUOS Legal Subcommittee

Illustration of Artemis astronauts on the Moon. (NASA)

USA at the 2021 COPUOS Legal Subcommittee

From Monday, May 31, to Friday, June 11, the United States will join delegations from around the globe to discuss legal questions related to the exploration and use of outer space and to promote international space cooperation at the 60th session of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) Legal Subcommittee (LSC).

The LSC meets for two weeks every year, addressing topics as diverse as space traffic management, orbital debris, and the utilization of space resources.

The LSC is a subsidiary of COPUOS, 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.

U.S. statements delivered at the 60th COPUOS Legal Subcommittee