The 57th Session of the Legal Subcommittee of the United Nations Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS) was held from April 9-20, 2018, at Vienna, Austria. APSCO delegation led by Mr. Nasir Mahmood, Director General of External Relations and Legal Affairs Department, participated in the subcommittee. On April 16, speaking on behalf of APSCO, Mr. Nasir Mahmood presented statement during the Agenda Item-4: General Exchange of Views. He made an announcement apprising the Sub-Committee on the prestigious APSCO¡¯s 10th Anniversary High-Level Forum and 9th International Symposium to be held during 14-16 November 2018; with a dynamic theme: ¡°Community of Shared Future through Space Cooperation¡±. He also extended warm invitation to all Members of the Committee to attend the landmark events of APSCO in Beijing, China.
Mr. Nasir also emphasized that APSCO is constantly striving to building institutional capacity in the field of Space Law & Policy in its Member States in accordance with United Nations resolutions, space-related treaties, principles and other instruments. APSCO¡¯s Vision for the next decade was rightly aligned to the endeavors of the international space community towards UNISPACE+50 and SPACE2030. The statement attracted attention from a number of delegates including the Chair of the Sub-Committee.
During the Subcommittee session, APSCO delegation met with the delegates from many countries and exchanged views with delegates from non-member States of APSCO as well as other space-related international organizations to jointly explore avenues of cooperation on peaceful uses of outer space.