SGACxECSL Model UN COPUOS 2022 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 2022 Team !

This first ever edition of UN Model is possible thanks to the hard work of 7 people from particularly various backgrounds, nationalities, education and occupation, sharing a common passion for space and its legal aspect. 

Having graduated from mechanical engineering studies (ICAM, France), Clement specialized in space systems at ISAE-Supaero to justify of his growing passion for the Space industry. In this context, he also discovered the very important field that Space Law represents in this discipline, and was selected to take part in an ESA training course on International Space Law, where he learnt about the World’s space organization. Recently being a part of the SpacE Exploration and Development Systems (SEEDS) program along Politecnico di Torino and the University of Leicester, he carried out a Venus exploration programme in an international environment, thus developing his taste for teamwork and space projects. Clement’s adventure with SGAC began during his master in space systems, when he discovered the organization through various encounters as well as SGAC involvement in the UN COPUOS. He loved being a delegate at SG[France]2021, and it is now his turn to give his time for and transmit his passion to others.

Sam is a space policy advisor at Global Affairs Canada (Dept. of Foreign affairs and Trade) and participates in UN COPUOS as part of the Canadian Delegation. Previously she worked as space trade commissioner, helping Canadian companies expand into international markets. Sam is also the Director of External Relations for the Zenith Canada Pathways Foundation, which will launch Canada’s first space fellowship for students and young professionals in 2022. Passionate about learning Sam completed two separate degrees simultaneously at Western University; a BA in Honours Business Administration from the Ivey Business School and BA in Honours Specialization in Political Science. Sam has participated in numerous SGAC events (Fusion Forum, SGC, SGx, SG[Canada]) and looks forward to contributing to SGAC’s first Model UN COPUOS!

Alimamy Lewis Seray is a graduating student pursuing a five-year Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Degree (Honours) at Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone. He currently serves as the National Point of Contact for Sierra Leone for the SGAC, and is also the co-founder and the Executive Director of STEAD Society. In addition, he was African Union Commission Youth Scholarship award winner for the 8th The African Leadership Conference on Space Science and Technology and he is among the top 10 under 30 awards class of 2021, which reflects his dedication and contribution to the African space industry. He served as the PR and Comms team member for the 4th African Space Generation Workshop in Ghana and he was also part of the delegates organizing team for the 19th Space Generation Congress in Dubai. He has worked extensively with STEM enthusiasts around the world to help raise awareness in space science and astronomy in Sierra Leone and also introduce the Space Science and Astronomy program in his country.

Sunishka is a computer science and engineering student at IIITD who hails from Hyderabad. Born to a pilot in the airforce and a mum who works in the aerospace industry, she is naturally drawn to everything aerospace. She has a knack for coding, physics and everything space science. Losing her father to an air accident at a young age has driven her to pursue a career within the aerospace industry and take to the skies just like her father. She aspires to become an astronaut someday and devote her life to observing the cosmos. Sunishka is a team player and loves new challenges while keeping her calm! While she is an avid debater in her free time, she also loves organising them!

Tania is a young aerospace system engineer working in Thales Alenia Space in Turin (Italy). Born in Germany and raised in France, from a family of artists and engineers, today she fulfill her dreams of working in the European space industry. As an engineer at day, and as a SGAC volunteer at night. Within the association, she was the SG[France]2021 event manager and is the leader of the DIVINAS long term project of the Diversity and Gender Equality Project Group. Constantly looking for new challenges and opportunities, she’s a very motivated, enthusiastic and quick learner who enjoys space related projects, especially working as a team.

Roser is a senior Law student at the University of Valencia, in Spain. Passionate reader and writer, she is the author of several legal articles published in both international and domestic law review journals, and aims at becoming a legal scholar in the not-too-distant future. Since she entered the University, she was profoundly enthralled by the discipline of Public International Law, and this led her to take an interest in the domain of International Relations as well. Nowadays, the main topics she pursues are International Space Law and security affairs. She was selected to participate in the 2021 ECSL Summer Course on Space Law and Policy, offered by the European Centre for Space Law, which only increased her excitement to continue delving into this field of study. As part of the organising team for the first SGAC x ECSL Model UN COPUOS, Roser could not be more thrilled to be involved in this project and is committed to make this edition one of the bests of its series!

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.

Ivan Fino is a graduate of Roma Tor Vergata (Italy) in “Legal Security Sciences.” He holds a master’s degree in space institutions and policies organized by SIOI. He has taken part in several conferences on international law (IAC, GLEX, Mars Society etc) and has written several papers about space law. He is currently carrying a research on the relationship between artificial intelligence and space at the National Research Council in Rome. Furthermore, he is writing a “space law guide”.

Tiffany is a student of Faculty of Law of Universitas Gadjah Mada in Indonesia with a background in the field of public international law particularly international humanitarian law, human rights law and international criminal law. Being a driven and highly-curious person, she marvels at the outer space issues particularly laws and policies governing it. She aims to bring into perspectives the least developed and developing countries to the world of outer space.

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.