The Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISC)
The question of ensuring sustainability and international cooperation in peaceful uses
of outer space.
The first committee will deal with the question of ensuring sustainability and peaceful uses of outer space.
In October 1967, the Outer Space Treaty entered into force to form the basics of international space law and got signed by 107 members of the UN, but not ratified by 23 UN Members. The Outer Space Treaty limits and restricts uses of outer space to remain peace and positive international cooperation. Moreover, it contains key points how to prevent the placing of mass destruction weapons in territories of outer space, which includes the orbit of the earth, on the moon or any other luminaries or stationing in outer space. Yet there are remaining discussions, for example if developments and manufacture of weapons for outer space should be allowed, since this could lead to military conflicts, which would be a danger
for world peace.
Even though there were previous attempts of the General Assembly to tackle this problem
by passing resolutions, such as explaining “the concept of the launching state” (59/115) and
“recommendations on national space legislation” (68/74), international disputes continues to