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50th UN-COPUOS in Vienna

The meeting from 11th to 22nd February 2013

The session of the COPUOS Scientific and Technical Subcommittee (Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space) is imminent. The meeting of this particular subcommittee, which in 2013 will reach its 50th edition, will be held from 11th to 22nd February at the United Nations headquarters in Vienna.

The Italian Space Agency that supports the participation of Italy’s delegation to these endeavours will unfailingly be present.

Created in 1959, COPUOS aims to promote international cooperation for the peaceful use of space, design space programs to be undertaken under the aegis of the United Nations, to promote research and to study legal problems that can arise from space exploration.

The 71 country strong Committee is divided into two Subcommittees, operating respectively in the technical-scientific and legal fields.