SGACxECSL Model UN COPUOS 2023 is brought to you by collaboration of two institutions and work of many volunteers.


The Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) is a global non-governmental, non-profit (US 501(c)3) organisation and network which aims to represent university students and young space professionals ages 18-35 to the United Nations, space agencies, industry, and academia. 

You can find more information about us and our events here.


European Centre for Space Law (ECSL) was established in 1989 under the auspices of the European Space Agency, by the ECSL Charter. It fosters capacity building in space law and policy as well as legal aspects of space exploration and use. Its main purpose is to discuss and promote space law as a field, and encourage discussions on potential improvements to the current legal framework.

You can find out more about ECSL on their website.


Meet the SGAC x ECSL Model UN COPUOS 2023 Organising Team !

The second edition of the UN Model COPUOS is possible thanks to the hard work of people of various backgrounds, nationalities, education and occupation, but all sharing a common passion for space and its space law. 

Dylan is a last year master’s student at University Jean Moulin Lyon III studying International Relations and specialising in international security.
He is an academic at heart – he loves art, reading, nature, and all the sciences, and has a particular interest in diplomacy and outer space affairs.

After three years of experience in the Model United Nations world – both as a participant and an organiser – during his bachelor’s in political science and law at Lyon III, he is joining SGAC this year as the event manager for the SGAC x ECSL MUN 2nd edition.

D. URBAH is finishing a master’s thesis in international relationships regarding the geopolitical aspects of interculturality in international human spaceflights. She is involved in SGAC since IAC Dubai 2021 two years ago were she was a delegate and a moderator of the special track working group this year at IAC Paris 2022. She also is an ECSL member since following its summer course in Lisbonne and participating in last year’s MUN Copuos. Furthermore, she did an internship in 2020 at the CNRS working on archives of the international agreements for the first rocket launches and is currently an intern at ESA’s DG’s office.

Kaja is currently working as a research assistant in molecular biology and biochemistry at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. Before going to Sweden, she studied in Austria and England learning the multidisciplinary aspects of biochemistry and physical chemistry. Parallelly to her studies, Kaja has been working as a reporter in radios in Poland and in the UK.

Kaja’s interest in space and international collaboration was conceived during the pandemic. During lockdowns, she attended courses by ESA and EUSpace on space law and technology, as well as model conferences organised by EWEI, University of Padova, and the International Community.

Hristina is a lecturer in space law and student research assistant at the University of Vienna. She is currently finishing her master’s degree in law as well as her bachelor’s degree in political science and government. Her interest in space law started with the Manfred Lachs Moot Court Competition in 2019/2020, where her team was able to win the European Rounds and reach the World Finals.