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Members of the Bureaux of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS)

Parviz Tarikhi

(Note: The number in the brackets refers to the number of the relevant session of the Committee or Sub Committees.)

 

Year Chairman of COPUOS  1st Vice Chairman of COPUOS  2nd Vice Chairman/ Rapporteur of COPUOS Chairman of Scientific and Technical Sub Committee of COPUOS Chairman of Legal Sub Committee of COPUOS
2019 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
2018 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
2017 David Kendall (Canada) Western Europe & Other States [60th] Martina Smuclerova (Czech Republic) Eastern Europe [60th] Omar Shareef Hamad Eisa (Sudan) Africa [60th] Chiaki Mukai

(Japan) Asia & Pacific [54th]

Hellmut Lagos

Koller

(Chile) Latin America [56th]

2016 David Kendall (Canada) Western Europe & Other States [59th] Martina Smuclerova (Czech Republic) Eastern Europe [59th] Omar Shareef Hamad Eisa (Sudan) Africa [59th] V. K. Dadhwal (India) Asia & Pacific [53rd] Hellmut Lagos

Koller (Chile) Latin America [55th]

2015 Azzedine Oussedik (Algeria) Africa [58th] Diego Stacey Moreno

(Ecuador) Latin America [58th]

Ma Xinmin

(China) Asia & Pacific [58th]

Elöd Both

(Hungary) Eastern Europe [52nd]

Kai-Uwe Schrogl (Germany) Western Europe & Other States [54th]
2014 Azzedine Oussedik (Algeria) Africa [57th] Diego Stacey Moreno

(Ecuador) Latin America [57th]

Samir S. Mohammed Raouf

(Iraq) Asia & Pacific [57th]

Elöd Both

(Hungary) Eastern Europe [51st]

Kai-Uwe Schrogl (Germany) Western Europe & Other States [53rd]
2013 Yasushi Horikawa

(Japan) Asia & Pacific [56th]

Filipe Duarte Santos

(Portugal) Western Europe & Other States [56th]

Piotr Wolañsky

(Slovak Republic) Eastern Europe [56th]

Felix Clementino Menicocci

(Argentina) Latin America [50th]

Tare Brisibe

(Nigeria) Africa [52nd]

2012 Yasushi Horikawa

(Japan) Asia & Pacific  [55th]

Filipe Duarte Santos

(Portugal)  Western Europe & Other States  [55th]

Piotr Wolañsky

(Slovak Republic) Eastern Europe[55th]

Felix Clementino Menicocci

(Argentina) Latin America [49th]

Tare Brisibe

(Nigeria) Africa [51st]

2011 Dumitru Dorin Prunariu

(Romania) Eastern Europe [54th]

Nomfeneko Majaja (South Africa) Africa [54th] Raimundo González Aninat

(Chile) Latin America [54th]

Ulrich Huth

(Germany) Western Europe & Canada [48th]

Ahmad Talebzadeh (Islamic Republic of Iran) Asia & Pacific [50th]
2010 Dumitru Dorin Prunariu (Romania) Eastern Europe [53rd] Nomfeneko Majaja (South Africa) Africa [53rd] Raimundo González Aninat

(Chile) Latin America [53rd]

Ulrich Huth (Germany) Western Europe & Canada [47th] Ahmad Talebzadeh (Islamic Republic of Iran) Asia & Pacific [49th]
2009 Ciro Arévalo Yepes (Colombia) Latin America [52nd] Suvit Vibulsresth (Thailand) Asia & Pacific [52nd] Filipe Duarte Santos (Portugal) Western Europe & Canada [52nd] Aboubekr Seddik Kedjar

(Algeria) Africa [46th]

Vladimír Kopal

(Czech Republic) Eastern Europe [48th]

2008 Ciro Arévalo Yepes (Colombia) Latin America [51st] Suvit Vibulsresth

(Thailand) Asia & Pacific [51st]

Filipe Duarte Santos (Portugal) Western Europe & Canada [51st] Aboubekr Seddik Kedjar

(Algeria) Africa [45th]

Vladimír Kopal

(Czech Republic) Eastern Europe [47th]

2007 Gerard Brachet (France) Western Europe & Canada [50th] Elod Both (Hungary) Eastern Europe  [50th] Paul R. Tiendrebeogo (Burkina Faso) Africa [50th] Mazlan Othman (Malaysia) Asia & Pacific [44th] RaimundoGonzález Aninat(Chile) Latin America

[46th]

2006 Gerard Brachet (France) Western Europe & Canada [49th] Elod Both

(Hungary) Eastern Europe [49th]

Paul R. Tiendrebeogo (Burkina Faso) Africa [49th] B. N. Suresh

(India) Asia & Pacific [43rd]

RaimundoGonzález Aninat(Chile) Latin America

[45th]

2005 Adigun Ade Abiodun

(Nigeria) Africa [48th]

Ciro Arévalo Yepes (Colombia) Latin America [48th] Parviz Tarikhi

(Iran) Asia & Pacific [48th]

Dumitru Dorin Prunariu

(Romania) Eastern Europe [42nd]

Sergio Marchisio

(Italy) Western Europe & Canada

[44th]

2004 Adigun Ade Abiodun(Nigeria)Africa [47th] Ciro Arévalo Yepes(Colombia)Latin America [47th] Parviz Tarikhi

(Iran) Asia & Pacific [47th]

Dumitru Dorin Prunariu(Romania)Eastern Europe [41st] Sergio Marchisio

(Italy) Western Europe & Canada [43rd]

2003 Raimundo González Aninat

(Chile) [46th]

Driss El Hadani  (Morocco) [46th] Susetyo Mulyodrono

(Indonesia) [46th]

Karl Doetsch (Canada) [40th] Vladimír Kopal

(Czech Republic) [42nd]

2002 Raimundo González Aninat (Chile) [45th] Driss El Hadani (Morocco) [45th] Harijono Djojodihardjo (Indonesia) [45th] Karl Doetsch (Canada) [39th] Vladimír Kopal (Czech Republic) [41st]
2001 Raimundo González Aninat (Chile) [44th] Driss El Hadani (Morocco) [44th] Harijono Djojodihardjo (Indonesia) [44th] Karl Doetsch (Canada) [38th] Vladimír Kopal

(Czech Republic) [40th]

2000 Raimundo González Aninat (Chile) [43rd] Driss El Hadani (Morocco) [43rd] Harijono Djojodihardjo (Indonesia) [43rd] Dietrich Rex

(Germany) [37th]

Vladimír Kopal

(Czech Republic) [39th]

1999 U. R. Rao

(India) [42nd]

Raimundo González Aninat

(Chile) [42nd]

Mohamed Aiit Belaiid (Morocco) [42nd] Dietrich Rex

(Germany) [36th]

Vladimír Kopal

(Czech Republic) [38th]

1998 U. R. Rao

(India) [41st]

Raimundo González Aninat

(Chile) [41st]

not indicated[41st] Dietrich Rex

(Germany) [35th]

Václav Mikulka

(Czech Republic) [37th]

1997 U. R. Rao

(India) [40th]

Raimundo González Aninat

(Chile) [40th]

Mouslim Kabbaj

(Morocco) [40th]

Dietrich Rex

(Germany) [34th]

Václav Mikulka

(Czech Republic) [36th]

1996 Peter Hohenfellner

(Austria) [39th]

Dumitru Mazilu

(Romania) [39th]

Edgard Telles Ribeiro

(Brazil) [39th]

Dietrich Rex

(Germany) [33rd]

Václav Mikulka

(Czech Republic) [35th]

1995 Peter Hohenfellner

(Austria) [38th]

Dumitru Mazilu

(Romania) [38th]

Edgard Telles Ribeiro

(Brazil) [38th]

John H. Carver

(Australia) [32nd]

Václav Mikulka

(Czech Republic) [34th]

1994 Peter Hohenfellner

(Austria) [37th]

Petru Forna

(Romania) [37th]

Edgard Telles Ribeiro

(Brazil) [37th]

John H. Carver

(Australia) [31st]

Václav Mikulka

(Czech Republic) [33rd]

1993 Peter Hohenfellner

(Austria) [36th]

Aurel Dragos Munteanu (Romania) [36th] Edgard Telles Ribeiro

(Brazil) [36th]

John H. Carver

(Australia) [30th ]

Václav Mikulka

(Czech Republic) [32nd]

1992 Peter Hohenfellner

(Austria) [35th]

Aurel Dragos Munteanu (Romania) [35th] E.S. Fujita

(Brazil) [35th]

John H. Carver

(Australia) [29th]

Václav Mikulka

(Czechoslovakia) [31st]

1991 Peter Hohenfellner

(Austria) [34th]

Aurel Dragos Munteanu (Romania) [34th] Flavio Miragaia Perri

(Brazil) [34th]

John H. Carver

(Australia) [28th]

Václav Mikulka

(Czechoslovakia) [30th]

1990 Peter Jankowitsch

(Austria) [33rd]

Aurel Dragos Munteanu (Romania) [33rd] Flavio Miragaia Perri

(Brazil) [33rd]

John H. Carver

(Australia) [27th]

Václav Mikulka

(Czechoslovakia) [29th]

1989 Peter Jankowitsch

(Austria) [32nd]

Petre Tanasie

(Romania) [32nd]

Flavio Miragaia Perri

(Brazil) [32nd]

John H. Carver

(Australia) [26th]

Stanislav Suja

(Czechoslovakia) [28th]

1988 Peter Jankowitsch

(Austria) [31st]

Petre Tanasie

(Romania) [31st]

Flavio Miragaia Perri

(Brazil) [31st]

John H. Carver

(Australia) [25th]

Ludek Handl

(Czechoslovakia) [27th]

1987 Peter Jankowitsch

(Austria) [30th]

not indicated [30th] Hrnrique Rodrigues Valle (Brazil) [30th] John H. Carver

(Australia) [24th]

Ludek Handl

(Czechoslovakia) [26th]

1986 Peter Jankowitsch

(Austria) [29th]

Teodor Marinescu

(Romania) [29th]

Hrnrique Rodrigues Valle (Brazil) [29th] John H. Carver

(Australia) [23rd]

Ludek Handl

(Czechoslovakia) [25th]

1985 Peter Jankowitsch

(Austria) [28th]

Teodor Marinescu

(Romania) [28th]

Hrnrique Rodrigues Valle (Brazil) [28th] John H. Carver

(Australia) [22nd]

Ludek Handl

(Czechoslovakia) [24th]

1984 Peter Jankowitsch

(Austria) [27th]

Teodor Marinescu

(Romania) [27th]

Hrnrique Rodrigues Valle (Brazil) [27th] John H. Carver

(Australia) [21st]

Ludek Handl

(Czechoslovakia) [23rd]

1983 Peter Jankowitsch

(Austria) [26th]

Teodor Marinescu

(Romania) [26th]

Hrnrique Rodrigues Valle (Brazil) [26th] John H. Carver

(Australia) [20th]

Ludek Handl

(Czechoslovakia) [22nd]

1982 Peter Jankowitsch

(Austria) [25th]

Teodor Marinescu

(Romania) [25th]

C.A.B. Bueno

(Brazil) [25th]

John H. Carver

(Australia) [19th]

Eugeniusz Wyzner

(Poland) [21st]

1981 Peter Jankowitsch

(Austria) [24th]

Teodor Marinescu

(Romania) [24th]

C.A.B. Bueno

(Brazil) [24th]

John H. Carver

(Australia) [18th]

Eugeniusz Wyzner

(Poland) [20th]

1980 Peter Jankowitsch

(Austria) [23rd]

Teodor Marinescu

(Romania) [23rd]

C.A.B. Bueno

(Brazil) [23rd]

John H. Carver

(Australia) [17th]

Eugeniusz Wyzner

(Poland) [19th]

1979 Peter Jankowitsch

(Austria) [22nd]

Teodor Marinescu

(Romania) [22nd]

C.M. Garcia

(Brazil) [22nd]

John H. Carver

(Australia) [16th]

Eugeniusz Wyzner

(Poland) [18th]

1978 Peter Jankowitsch

(Austria) [21st]

Ion Datcu

(Romania) [21st]

C.M. Garcia

(Brazil) [21st]

John H. Carver

(Australia) [15th]

Eugeniusz Wyzner

(Poland) [17th]

1977 Peter Jankowitsch

(Austria) [20th]

not indicated [20th] L.P.L. Sette

(Brazil) [20th]

John H. Carver

(Australia) [14th]

Eugeniusz Wyzner

(Poland) [16th]

1976 Peter Jankowitsch

(Austria) [19th]

Ion Datcu

(Romania) [19th]

L.P.L. Sette

(Brazil)  [19th]

John H. Carver

(Australia) [13th]

Eugeniusz Wyzner

(Poland) [15th]

1975 Peter Jankowitsch

(Austria) [18th]

Ion Datcu

(Romania) [18th]

L.P.L. Sette

(Brazil) [18th]

John H. Carver

(Australia)  [12th]

Eugeniusz Wyzner

(Poland) [14th]

1974 Peter Jankowitsch

(Austria) [17th]

Ion Datcu

(Romania) [17th]

L.F. de Seixas-Correa

(Brazil) [17th]

John H. Carver

(Australia) [11th]

Eugeniusz Wyzner

(Poland) [13th]

1973 Peter Jankowitsch

(Austria) [16th]

Ion Datcu

(Romania) [16th]

C.A. de Souza e Silva

(Brazil) [16th]

John H. Carver

(Australia) [10th]

Eugeniusz Wyzner (Poland) [12th]
1972 Peter Jankowitsch

(Austria) [15th]

Ion Datcu

(Romania) [15th]

C.A. de Souza e Silva

(Brazil) [15th]

John H. Carver

(Australia) [9th]

Eugeniusz Wyzner

(Poland) [11th]

1971 Kurt Waldheim

(Austria) [14th]

G. Diaconescu

(Romania) [14th]

C.A. de Souza e Silva

(Brazil) [14th]

John H. Carver

(Australia) [8th]

Eugeniusz Wyzner

(Poland) [10th]

1970 Heinrich Haymerle

(Austria) [13th]

G. Diaconescu

(Romania) [13th]

C.A. de Souza e Silva

(Brazil) [13th]

John H. Carver

(Australia) [7th]

Eugeniusz Wyzner

(Poland) [9th]

1969 Heinrich Haymerle

(Austria) [12th]

G. Diaconescu

(Romania) [12th]

C.A. de Souza e Silva

(Brazil) [12th]

R. S. Rettie

(Canada) [6th]

Eugeniusz Wyzner

(Poland) [8th]

1968 Kurt Waldheim

(Austria) [11th]

G. Diaconescu

(Romania) [11th]

G. de Carvalho Silos

(Brazil) [11th]

Eugeniusz Wyzner

(Poland) [7th]

 1967 Kurt Waldheim

(Austria) [Special]

G. Diaconescu

(Romania) [Special]

G. de Carvalho Silos

(Brazil) [Special]

David Forbes Martyn (Australia) [5th] Eugeniusz Wyzner (Poland) [Special]
Kurt Waldheim

(Austria) [10th]

G. Diaconescu

(Romania) [10th]

G. de Carvalho Silos

(Brazil) [10th]

Eugeniusz Wyzner

(Poland) [6th]

Kurt Waldheim

(Austria) [9th]

G. Diaconescu

(Romania) [9th]

G. de Carvalho Silos

(Brazil) [9th]

 1966 Kurt Waldheim

(Austria) [8th]

G. Diaconescu

(Romania) [8th]

G. de Carvalho Silos

(Brazil) [8th]

David Forbes Martyn

(Australia) [4th]

Manfred Lachs

(Poland) [5th-II]

Manfred Lachs(Poland)[5th-I]
1965 Kurt Waldheim

(Austria) [7th]

Mihail Haseganu

(Romania) [7th]

G. de Carvalho Silos

(Brazil) [7th]

Manfred Lachs

(Poland) [4th]

 1964 Franz Matsch

(Austria) [6th]

Mihail Haseganu

(Romania) [6th]

G. de Carvalho Silos

(Brazil) [6th]

David Forbes Martyn

(Australia) [3rd]

Manfred Lachs

(Poland) [3rd -II]

Manfred Lachs(Poland)[3rd -I]
 1963 Franz Matsch

(Austria) [5th]

Mihail Haseganu (Romania) [5th] G. de Carvalho Silos

(Brazil) [5th]

Failed to track through the records.Will be completed after further   investigations. [2nd] Manfred Lachs

(Poland) [2nd]

Franz Matsch

(Austria) [4th]

M. Haseganu (Romania) [4th] G. de Carvalho Silos

(Brazil) [4th]

Franz Matsch

(Austria) [3rd]

Mihail Haseganu

(Romania) [3rd]

G. de Carvalho Silos

(Brazil) [3rd]

 1962 Franz Matsch

(Austria) [2nd]

Mihail Haseganu

(Romania) [2nd]

G. de Carvalho Silos

(Brazil) [2nd]

Failed to track through the records. Will be completed after further   investigations. [1st] Failed to track through the records. Will be completed after further   investigations. [1st]
Franz Matsch

(Austria) [1st]

Mihail Haseganu

(Romania) [1st]

G. de Carvalho Silos

(Brazil) [1st]

1961
1960          
1959 Koto Matsudira (Japan)

[Ad Hoc]

Mario Amadeo(Argentina)[Ad Hoc] Joseph Nisot (Belgium)[Ad Hoc]    
1961 Chad, Mongolia, Morocco and Sierra Leone were added to the previous members and the number of the members reached to 28 (GA resolution 1721 E (XVI)). 
1960  
1959 Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Lebanon and Romania joined the founding countries and the number of the members rises to 24 (GA resolution 1472 (XIV)). 
1958 According to the GA resolution 1348 (XIII), 18 countries establish the Committee of Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS). The founding members are as follows: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic), France, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Sweden, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (now Russian Federation), the United Arab Republic (now Egypt), the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland & the United States of America. 

Acknowledgment:

 

 

I thank the Office for Outer Space Affairs (OOSA) for providing the information that was not available in the reference and documents accessible to me.

References:

1)      Available online reports of COPUOS to the United Nations General Assembly at http://www.oosa.unvienna.org and http://www.un.int .

2)      Austria’s History in Space, HSR-34 January 2004, European Space Agency

3)      6th UN/ESA Workshop on Basic Space Science (9-13 Sept. 1996- Bonn, Germany), Kai-Uwe Schrogl, German Space Agency DARA

Points:

  • In 1962 the first session of the Committee was held in New York and since that time the Committee has met annually.
  • Austria had the chairmanship of the COPUOS for 35 years (1962-1996).
  • Romania had the position of the First Vice Chairman of COPUOS for 35 years (1962-1996).
  • Brazil had the position of the Second Vice Chairman and Rapporteur of COPUOS for 35 years (1962-1996).
  • Poland had the position of the Chairman of the Legal Sub Committee of COPUOS for 21 years (1962-1982). Czech Republic (and former Czechoslovakia) took this position afterwards for 21 years (1983-2003).
  • Australia had the position of the Chairman of the Scientific and Technical Sub Committee of COPUOS for more that 28 years.
  • Ambassador Peter Jankowitsch from Austria chaired the Committee for 19 years (1972 to 1990).
  • Dr. Kurt Waldheim from Austria, the Secretary General of the United Nations chaired the Committee for 5 years from 1965 to 1968 and from 1970 to 1972.
  • Mr. John H. Carver from Australia chaired the Scientific and Technical Sub Committee for 25 Years (1971 to 1995).
  • The number of the members of COPUOS exceeds 80.
  • Mazlan Othman from Malaysia was the first female member of COPUOS Bureau who took the capacity of the Chair of Scientific and Technical Subcommittee from Asia and Pacific Region in 2007 (44th meeting of Subcommittee). The second is Martina Smuclerova from Czech Republic who selected to take the capacity of the First Vice- Chair of COPUOS from the Eastern Europe Region for 2016-2017 (59th and 60th Committee meetings).

 

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