un office for outer space affairs
General Assembly: United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
Note: This committee is a dual-delegate committee.
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The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) was created in 1958 to assist the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), as a way to oversee the birth of space exploration during the 1950-1960s. Since then, space exploration has advanced through great bounds, from building the first International Space Station to sending the first humans to the moon. And as space travel continues to advance and humanity’s goals to expand to reach Mars, and possibly even, the rest of the solar system, it has become more critical for international cooperation and transparency to be present in the various advances our countries continue to make. As a result, this committee seeks to create frameworks and agreements to emplace legal regulations for space travel, assist the development of space exploration to all, and promote transparency between nations regarding development. Additional concerns of this committee include facilitating sustainable space exploration, expanding gender and minority equality in space exploration, and championing peaceful cooperation in space affairs. From its members, this committee will expect civil discourse and innovative solutions, while fostering debate under the resolute understanding of both the extraordinary opportunities but precarious dangers that space exploration poses for humankind.
Guadalupe Paz Coria
Guadalupe Paz Coria is a second year Political Science major born in Santa Fe, Argentina. She moved to the Bay Area at nine, and since then has completed the IB Diploma, started a vintage clothing business with her mother, works in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury, and immersed herself in the live music scene. She currently is in UCSB’s Fashion Club High Council, studying French, and has only been in MUN for one year. She also hopes to add a Data Science double major. Inspired by her immigrant background and exposure to inequalities of her two environments, she has cultivated an inkling for travel and hopes to work in international policy.
Timothy is a second-year Political Science major from La Cañada Flintridge in Southern California. He started MUN his junior year of high school, albeit online, but was able to participate in his first in-person conference through UCSBMUN, coming to deeply appreciate this incredible community and the lively debates it provides. Timothy is also a cadet in the UCSB Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program, where he hopes to commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Army. Outside of school, he can be found cheering for the Dodgers, playing sports, or attempting to capture the beautiful scenery that Santa Barbara has to offer.