Guidelines on Long-term Sustainability of Outer Space Adopted by UN COPUOS

Friday, June 21, 2019

During its 62nd session, the Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) adopted a preamble and 21 Guidelines for the Long-term Sustainability of Outer Space Activities of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. Also at this session, the Committee decided to establish a new Working Group to continue work on the long-term sustainability of outer space activities. This historic achievement is the result of a nearly decades-long effort by a Working Group of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee, formerly chaired by SWF Executive Director Peter Martinez, with support provided by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and experts from 92 member states.

Dr. Martinez's statement to the Committee under Agenda Item 4 - General Exchange of Views can be found here.

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Last updated on July 11, 2019