UNITED NATIONS DECADE OF CONTACT

We request a UNITED NATIONS DECADE OF CONTACT:

DISCLOSURE about Extraterrestrial Civilizations (ETs);

DECADE OF CONTACT - Public funding of education research about ETs.

DISARMAMENT - Ban space-based weapons and warfare in space.

DIPLOMACY with ethical ETs now visiting Earth.
We the Undersigned request that the UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY adopt, fund and implement the UNITED NATIONS DECADE OF CONTACT:

UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION

TITLE : "UNITED NATIONS DECADE OF CONTACT RESOLUTION"

United Nations A/RES/__/__
General Assembly Distr.: General
Date: ______________
___________th Session
Agenda item ________

Resolution adopted by the General Assembly
Prevention of an arms race in outer space
United Nations DECADE OF CONTACT Resolution

The General Assembly,

Reaffirming United Nations General Assembly decision 33/426, 1978, approved 18 December 1978, provides: "2. The General Assembly invites interested Member States to take appropriate steps to coordinate on a national level scientific research and investigation into extraterrestrial life, including unidentified flying objects, and to inform the Secretary-General of the observations, research and evaluation of such activities."

Recognizing that From 1963-1967, Hon. Paul Hellyer was Minister of National Defence of Canada in the cabinet of Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson, who won a Nobel Peace Prize.  On September 25, 2005, at the Toronto Exopolitics Symposium held at Convocation Hall, University of Toronto, former Minister of National Defence Hellyer stated: "UFOs, are as real as the airplanes that fly over your head," and "I'm so concerned about what the consequences might be of starting an intergalactic war, that I just think I had to say something."

Recognizing that Mr. Hellyer stated the people of Earth may be threatened with the consequences of war in outer space: "The United States military are preparing weapons which could be used against the aliens, and they could get us into an intergalactic war without us ever having any warning."  Former Minister of Defence Hellyer went on to state: "The time has come to lift the veil of secrecy, and let the truth emerge, so there can be a real and informed debate, about one of the most important problems facing our planet today."  

Recognizing that the Hon. Paul Hellyer stated at University of Toronto: "To turn us in the direction of re-unification with the rest of creation Alfred Lambremont Webre is proposing a 'Decade of Contact' - an 'era of openess, public hearings, public funded research, and education about extraterrestrial reality.' That could just be the antidotge the world needs to end its greed-driven, power-centered madness."

Recognizing the common interest of all mankind in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes,

Reaffirming the will of all States that the exploration and use of outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies, shall be for peaceful purposes and shall be carried out for the benefit and in the interest of all countries, irrespective of their degree of economic or scientific development,

Reaffirming also the provisions of articles III and IV of the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies, (1)

Recalling the obligation of all States to observe the provisions of the Charter of the United Nations regarding the use or threat of use of force in their international relations, including in their space activities,

Reaffirming paragraph 80 of the Final Document of the Tenth Special Session of the General Assembly,(2) in which it is stated that in order to prevent an arms race in outer space, further measures should be taken and appropriate international negotiations held in accordance with the spirit of the Treaty,

Recalling its previous resolutions on this issue, and taking note of the proposals submitted to the General Assembly at its tenth special session and at its regular sessions, and of the recommendations made to the competent organs of the United Nations and to the Conference on Disarmament,

Recognizing that prevention of an arms race in outer space would avert a grave danger for international peace and security,

Emphasizing the paramount importance of strict compliance with existing arms limitation and disarmament agreements relevant to outer space, including bilateral agreements, and with the existing legal regime concerning the use of outer space,

Considering that wide participation in the legal regime applicable to outer space could contribute to enhancing its effectiveness,

Noting that the Ad Hoc Committee on the Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space, taking into account its previous efforts since its establishment in 1985 and seeking to enhance its functioning in qualitative terms, continued the examination and identification of various issues, existing agreements and existing proposals, as well as future initiatives relevant to the prevention of an arms race in outer space,(3) and that this contributed to a better understanding of a number of problems and to a clearer perception of the various positions,

Noting also that there were no objections in principle in the Conference on Disarmament to the re-establishment of the Ad Hoc Committee, subject to reexamination of the mandate contained in the decision of the Conference on
Disarmament of 13 February 1992,(4)

Emphasizing the mutually complementary nature of bilateral and multilateral efforts in the field of preventing an arms race in outer space, and hoping that concrete results will emerge from those efforts as soon as possible,

Convinced that further measures should be examined in the search for effective and verifiable bilateral and multilateral agreements in order to prevent an arms race in outer space, including the weaponization of outer space,

Stressing that the growing use of outer space increases the need for greater transparency and better information on the part of the international community,

Recalling, in this context, its previous resolutions, in particular resolutions 45/55 B of 4 December 1990, 47/51 of 9 December 1992 and 48/74 A of
16 December 1993, in which, inter alia, it reaffirmed the importance of confidencebuilding measures as a means conducive to ensuring the attainment of the objective of the prevention of an arms race in outer space,

Conscious of the benefits of confidence- and security-building measures in the military field, Recognizing that negotiations for the conclusion of an international agreement or agreements to prevent an arms race in outer space remain a priority task of the Ad Hoc Committee and that the concrete proposals on confidence-building measures could form an integral part of such agreements,

Reaffirming the importance and urgency of preventing an arms race in outer space and the readiness of all States to contribute to that common objective, in conformity with the provisions of the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies;1

Reaffirming its recognition, as stated in the report of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space, that the legal regime applicable to outer space does not in and of itself guarantee the prevention of an arms race in outer space, that the regime plays a significant role in the prevention of an arms race in that environment, that there is a need to consolidate and reinforce that regime and enhance its effectiveness and that it is important to comply strictly with existing agreements, both bilateral and multilateral;

Emphasizing the necessity of further measures with appropriate and effective provisions for verification to prevent an arms race in outer space;

Calling upon all States, in particular those with major space capabilities, to contribute actively to the objective of the peaceful use of outer space and of the prevention of an arms race in outer space and to refrain from actions contrary to that objective and to the relevant existing treaties in the interest of maintaining international peace and security and promoting international cooperation;
 
Reiterating the provisions of A/RES/58/36, adopted December 8, 2003 by a vote of 174 – 0 with four abstentions (including the United States of America and Israel), including the invitation to the Conference on Disarmament ”to establish an ad hoc committee as early as possible during its 2004 session.”

Acknowledging the General Assembly’s decision to ‘Prevention of an arms race in outer space’ in its Agenda.

1. UNITED NATIONS DECADE OF CONTACT. The United Nations General assembly establishes a DECADE OF CONTACT with the following four Objectives:

DISCLOSURE - Open, transparent, official governmental disclosure and declassification of all past and present programs related to Extraterrestrial Presence.

DECADE OF CONTACT - Public funding by U.N. Member Nations and by the UNITED NATIONS of a 10 year process of formal public education, scientific research, educational curricula development, strategic planning, community activity, and public outreach about the Extraterrestrial Presence and our future in a populated Universe.

DISARMAMENT - A permanent ban on all space-based weapons and warfare in space through a Space Preservation Treaty Conference.

DIPLOMACY – Public Interest UNITED NATIONS Diplomacy with ethical Off-Planet Cultures now visiting Earth.

___st plenary meeting
Date: ____________






 
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