Committee
Special Political And Decolonization Committee
Country
Cote d'Ivoire

Author

Mufakhar Raza
Pakistan

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Committee: Special Political And Decolonization Committee

Theme A: INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION IN THE PEACEFUL USES OF OUTER SPACE

Delegation: The Republic of Côte d'Ivoire

Article VI of the Outer Space Treaty deals with international responsibility, stating that "the activities of non-governmental entities in outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies, shall require authorization and continuing supervision by the appropriate State Party to the Treaty" and that States Parties shall bear international responsibility for national space activities whether carried out by governmental or non-governmental entities.

The issue of space dominance has remained a questionable one since the dispatch of Sputnik I in 1957, and the ensuing space race that took after. The Ivory Coast itself is one of the poorest countries and have not in fact contributed much in space exploration and research due to various reasons with financials being the primarily one but accomplishing space security and defusing the requirement for nations to weaponize space are issues of earnest need. The Ivory Coast and the African Community as a whole have an extraordinary enthusiasm for keeping up space as a peaceful field and a protected place to lead...