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
- Agenda Item 14: Potential Legal Models for Activities in Exploration, Exploitation and Utilization of Space Resources (June 1)
- Agenda Item 12: Legal Aspects of Space Traffic Management (June 1)
- Agenda Item 3: General Exchange of Views (June 2)
- Agenda Item 10: General Exchange of Information and Views on Legal Mechanisms Relating to Space Debris Mitigation Measures, Taking Into Account the Work of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee (June 4)
- Agenda Item 9: Future Role and Method of Work of the Committee (June 8)