Romania - Chairman of the COPUOS

on 08 June 2010

The Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space was set up by the General Assembly in 1959 ( resolution 1472 (XIV)) to review the scope of international cooperation in peaceful uses of outer space, to devise programmes in this field to be undertaken under United Nations auspices, to encourage continued research and the dissemination of information on outer space matters, and to study legal problems arising from the exploration of outer space.

Romanian cosmonaut Dumitru Dorin Prunariu, President of the Scientific Board of the Romanian Space Agency, will be elected chairman of the COPUOS for the 2010-2011 period.