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United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs


This is a Middle School Committee


President: Lia Alvarez

School: Colegio Bolívar


President: Sofia Brenes

School: Colegio Bolívar





Prevention of An Arms Race in Outer Space

Topic 1

Updating the Outer Space Treaty


Topic 2

Space Debris

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The United Nations Office on Outer Space Affairs is an office of the UN Secretariat which works to promote international cooperation in the peaceful use and exploration of outer space. It seeks to foment the utilization of space science and technology for sustainable economic and social development. Initially, the office was created as an expert unit within the UN Secretariat to service the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. Later on, it was transformed into the Office for Outer Space Affairs within the Department for Political Affairs and was relocated to the United Nations Office at Vienna, where it remains to this day. UNOOSA is essential to maintain collaboration between nations in regard to space, as technology is rapidly advancing, it is vital to prevent outer space from becoming a domain of war and maintain peace for our future in space. Other prominent responsibilities of the Office are to assist any UN Member State to establish legal and regulatory frameworks to govern space activities. It also strengthens the capacity and involvement of developing countries in the use of space science, technology, and applications for development.

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