The Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) was set up by the General Assembly in 1959 to govern the exploration and use of space for the benefit of all humanity. The committee has two subsidiary bodies: The Scientific and Technical Subcommittee and the Legal Committee.

The Scientific and Technical Subcommittee discusses the scientific aspects of Space Exploration and strives to identify spin-offs resulting as a part of space-technology development and nurtures them to enhance the socio-economic development.

The Legal Subcommittee concentrates its focus on the formulation of legal mechanisms for the maximum usage of space exploration and space resources in a peaceful manner. It also ensures that any of the space related activities carried out by any nation do not violate the Outer Space Treaty.

‘Discuss, Deliberate and Devise’

The above words reflect the spirit of the 9th edition of IIST MUN to be held at Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology on 6th and 7th April, 2019. One of the major MUNs in South India and the largest in Kerala, IIST MUN has been a forum of excellent debating and has provided exceptional solutions to some of the world’s most serious issues. The last editions have seen a massive participation with representation from up to 40 countries. And we hope to reach out and expand to obtain larger participation for more meaningful debates.

IIST MUN 2019 is open to all undergraduate students as well as postgraduate, management and law students all over the country. IIST alumni are also invited to participate.

The UNHRC was established on 15th of March, 2006. It is an inter-governmental body comprising of 43 member states from across different regions of the world. It has the ability to actively discuss and resolve any kind of human rights violations across the globe. It also promotes the human rights obligations of the member states and provides technical assistance. The UNHRC also fosters a common platform for the nations to work on to protect the principles of human rights through various mechanisms involving different treaties, conventions and covenants.


1. Legal Subcommittee

Defining the accountability of private space enterprises and their role in the space industry

2. Scientific and Technical Subcommittee

Potential benefits of nuclear spacecraft propulsion technology and an inquiry into the legalisation of its usage

1. Human Rights of unaccompanied migrant children and adolescents

2. Ensuring privacy by imposing regulations on activities of intelligence organisations

Secretary General

Karthick Ramanathan

Contact: 9447188357

Director General

Kshitij Jaiswal

Contact: 8376902928

Director of Delegate Affairs

Shreya Mishra

Contact: 8078397159

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