September 16, 2019
 In 2023-Militarization of Outer Space

Country: Argentina
Delegate Name: Jacob Zhang

Disarmament and International Security
Militarization of Outer Space
Argentine Republic
Jacob Zhang
Forest Hills Northern High School

Argentina is faced with a significant dilemma, prompting the question of whether or not the United Nations should militarize outer space. As a country that wants to preserve international peace, Argentina is devoted to the idea of not having weapons in outer space. We also believe that each nation should be able to have its right to peacefully use outer space. Argentina would like to address this critical issue. This issue has a significant impact on Argentina, so we believe that there should be efforts dedicated towards mitigating this challenge.
Our nation places paramount importance on maintaining international peace, and the anticipation of weapons in outer space directly contradicts our fundamental values. We envision outer space as a right for peaceful collaboration, and not as a battleground for potential conflicts. Recognizing the potential for an unfair advantage through militarization, Argentina actively supports The Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) and the Artemis Accords. These are seen as vital tools in governing space activities and fostering safe and sustainable exploration, aligning with Argentina’s vision for a harmonious international agreement.
Argentina has already made many steps towards the framework. International peace is one of our greatest values and Argentina believes that no country should have an unfair advantage through the militarization of outer space. Therefore, we greatly support The Committee on the Peaceful uses of Outer Space, also known as the COPOUS, which helps govern the rules in outer space. We also support the Artemis Accords that gives the United Nations an understanding of safe and sustainable exploration of outer space. Argentina has achieved notable progress in many different fields. Argentina also acknowledges the potential effects that these decisions can have on global peace and security, so, therefore, we strongly encourage the cooperation of other nations.
To support our commitment, Argentina would also like to strengthen the COPOUS and the Artemis accords. Argentina encourages the development of a treaty that prohibits the militarization of outer space. We greatly encourage measures that will help reduce the potential issues in outer space. We also believe that disarmament of weapons in space is very necessary to benefit the United nations. In conclusion, Argentina remains faithful to the principles of international peace and cooperation. These actions that we propose align with the vision of a secure future for the United Nations.

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