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Space Cafe Geopolitics “33 minutes with Prof Steven Freeland” – UN COPUOS, an update on Space Governance

This Space Café Geopolitics featured Prof Steven Freeland, Emeritus Professor, Western Sydney University, in conversation with Torsten Kriening, Publisher of SpaceWatch.Global.

UN COPUOS – a Forum for Multilateral Consensus on Space Governance …. ‘well, at least, most of the time’

On Thursday, 2 May 2024, our Space Cafe “33 minutes with Dr Jessica West” focused on Russia vetoing the UN Security Council’s resolution to reaffirm the Outer Space Treaty’s ban on weapons of mass destruction in space crafted by the US and Japan. That veto was set in the same week that the Legal Subcommittee at UN COPUOS in Vienna had its 63rd session. In the meantime, there were follow-up conversations at the UN General Assembly.

Prof Freeland talked with Torsten Kriening about the progress UN COPUOS made in the 63rd session. They also discussed the challenges that UN COPUOS will face in the future.

SpaceWatch.Global is a Europe-based digital magazine and portal for those interested in space and the far-reaching impact of the space sector.

This Space Café WebTalk was conducted in English on 23 May 2024 at 9:30am CEST.

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