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The United Nations and Space Security

Conflicting Mandates between UNCOPUOS and the CD

  • Annette Froehlich
  • Vincent Seffinga
  • Detailed analysis on the history and development of COPUOS and the CD

  • Based upon primary sources of major space faring countries and regions

  • Focused on the assessment on further possibilities for improvement


Part of the Studies in Space Policy book series (STUDSPACE, volume 21)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Annette Froehlich, Vincent Seffinga, Ruiyan Qiu
    Pages 1-6
  3. Annette Froehlich, Vincent Seffinga, Ruiyan Qiu
    Pages 107-117

About this book


This book provides a detailed analysis on the history and development of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS) and the Conference on Disarmament (CD) and the coordination and cooperation between these two fora. Furthermore, it discusses the future challenges that these fora will have to deal with and conclude in which way the current system can change to cope with the evolution of space matters. This is necessary for the proper discussion of space matters because these matters cannot simply be divided between military and non-military, but are interrelated.


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Editors and affiliations

  1. 1.European Space Policy InstituteViennaAustria
  2. 2.European Space Policy InstituteViennaAustria

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“The book is an unbiased analysis about the complexity and historical events of international relations as it relates to outer space activities. … This book should be considered a milestone in the analysis of COPUOS and the CD mandates and could become a valuable lecture in the topic of space law and policy.” (Claudiu Mihai Tăiatu, Zeitschrift für Luft- und Weltraumrecht ZLW, Vol. 69 (2), 2020)