The committee COPUOS deals up with the international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space, and its role is to discuss developments related to the exploration and use of outer space has evolved alongside with the technical advancements in space exploration.
currently their two agendas are forming of new space laws on the colonization of celestial bodies and discussing the conservation of space environment with special emphasis on the convention on international lability for damage caused by space objects.
Day 1, the committee started with a formal session of debate to set an agenda. Even after the tough tries by the Asian allies the majority votes were won by the agenda B that deals up with discussing the conservation of space environment with special emphasis on the convention on international lability for damage caused by space objects.
Their debate started with a strong alliance that Russia and china share that was formed at the session held before the formal session. It was also continued by various topics where UK stated that the only way to solve this agenda is by taking immediate action for the space debris. But it also states that it is not important for all countries to fund for the debris and that only the countries involved should. Whilst here Russia and china were struggling for funds and technology from the countries involved.
At this the delegate of Germany said “it would be better if all the space debris were cleared”. But then Russia and China were still on to finding funds for their technology.
In the later half, the committee moved to discussing the solutions to these debris. Where Russia and China were forming an alliance to make one resolution. The delegates came up with interesting solutions but there were limitations that were barring. The main were the funds.
The committee is still not concluded as Russia and China are focusing on getting funds from USA, but how ever USA is not very keen of such contribution.
Leaving that out the committee is on a fast flow and they are about to make their working paper but a guess is that the committee will have interesting things next.