Saudi Arabia represented ​by the Communications, Space & Technology Commission (CST) & Saudi Space Agency (SSA) participated in  the 63rd  session for the Legal Subcommittee of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), which was held in Vienna from 15-26 April 2024. 

During the session, many issues regarding outer space exploration and uses were discussed, including a review of the status of the five major UN treaties on outer space, its definition, and delimitation. In addition to the international collaboration in exploring outer space and using it peacefully, relevant legislation, as well as relevant legal implications of space debris mitigation and space sustainability. 

 The Saudi ambassador to the Republic of Austria and the Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Vienna, Dr. Abdullah bin Khalid Tawlah, hosted the participating Saudi delegation in his office and discussed the Kingdom’s efforts in international organizations and initiatives in the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.

The Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) is a committee of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) that was established in Vienna, Austria in 1958 with 24 State Members. Currently, the committee has grown to include 102 members, making it one of the largest committees of the United Nations.

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  • Publish Date:
  • 29/04/2024
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