This is to certify that the following nations have become signatories to the Treaty Regarding the Use of Outer Space and other Celestial Bodies. To sign just post your nation's name and it will be added. A copy of the final treaty can be found below:
Treaty regarding The Use of Outer Space and Other Celestial Bodies submitted by The Republic of Turkey
Understanding the common interest in nations concerning outer space and its exploration.
Believing that the exploration and use of outer space should be restricted to peaceful acts for the betterment of mankind as a whole.
Urging states to understand that the ‘weaponization’ of space can only lead to unnecessary tensions and dangers.
Convinced that this treaty will further the Purposes and Principles of the Charter of the United Nations.
Having agreed on the following:
The exploration and use of Outer Space, including all celestial bodies, shall be carried out in order to achieve the interests of all mankind. Outer Space and all celestial bodies shall be free for all nations to explore without discrimination, on a basis of equality and in accordance with international law.
All parties to the treaty shall not place any weapons, whether they be weapons of mass destruction or not, in orbit or on the moon or on other celestial bodies.
The Moon and other celestial bodies shall be used by all states Parties to the Treaty exclusively for peaceful functions. All nations party to the treaty will not establish military bases, installations or fortifications or any testing of weapons on the moon or any other celestial body.
However, the use of military personnel or any other apparatus required for scientific research or any other peaceful purposes shall not be prohibited. The protection of mankind from extraterrestrial beings, however, is a reason why the militarization of space ma be necessary. This militarization will be carried out by the UN following an order by the Secretary General.
States Parties to the treaty shall regard astronauts as emissaries of mankind in outer space and shall render to them all possible assistance in the event of accident, distress or emergency landing on the territory of another state party. Their presence will also be welcomed, in this case, and not nations will act with hostility upon them. The nations of these astronauts, as well as the Secretary General of the United Nations, will be alerted on their location and condition if such an event occurs.
1) This treaty shall be open to all states for signature.
2) This treaty shall be open to all signatories for ratification and will be in effect once ratification occurs.
3) Any State party to the Treaty may propose amendments to the treaty.
4) Any State party to the Treaty may withdraw but must give six months' notice.
Nations who have signed the treaty (none so far except for me) are coloured in Green:
China -- (24 Oct. 1945) DayneD89
France-- (24 Oct. 1945) student2806
Russian Federation -- (24 Oct. 1945) lodzinski
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland-- (24 Oct. 1945) Noémie
United States of America -- (24 Oct. 1945) Captain Biggles
Andorra -- (28 July 1993) tom//
Argentina -- (24 Oct. 1945) Aeolus
Austria-- (14 Dec. 1955) Radgebanter
Bahamas -- (18 Sep. 1973) MetalheadA7X
Belgium -- (27 Dec. 1945) PeterMcPete
Bolivia -- (14 Nov. 1945) Craghyrax
Brazil -- (24 Oct. 1945) gyyy2807
Bulgaria -- (14 Dec. 1955) Disco_Infern0
Canada -- (9 Nov. 1945) Jace Falco
Chile -- (24 Oct. 1945) Dorito
Cuba -- (24 Oct. 1945) Apollo
Cyprus -- (20 Sep. 1960) Birchington
Democratic People's Republic of Korea -- (17 Sep. 1991) DayneD89
Democratic Republic of the Congo -- (20 Sep. 1960) amiparanoid
Egypt -- (24 Oct. 1945) Toiletpaper8
Estonia -- (17 Sep. 1991) Eru Iluvatar
Georgia -- (31 July 1992) Darkness and Mist
Germany -- (18 Sep. 1973) LawBore
Greece -- (25 Oct. 1945) ~Christiana
Guyana -- (20 Sep. 1966) natty_d
India -- (30 Oct. 1945) geetar
Iran (Islamic Republic of) -- (24 Oct. 1945) Azzer
Iraq -- (21 Dec. 1945) hebe001
Ireland -- (14 Dec. 1955) gozatron
Israel -- (11 May 1949) Noémie
Jamaica -- (18 Sep. 1962) blaugrana
Japan -- (18 Dec. 1956) halbeth
Kazakhstan -- (2 Mar. 1992) Delta Usafa
Kenya -- (16 Dec. 1963) bomberli
Kiribati -- (14 Sept. 1999) A Stranger In Moscow
Lebanon -- (24 Oct. 1945) Zaini_attack
Malta -- (1 Dec. 1964) AFCWimbledon
Mauritius -- (24 Apr. 1968) thunder_chunky
Mexico -- (7 Nov. 1945) Joseph90
Netherlands -- (10 Dec. 1945) veggie4life
New Zealand -- (24 Oct. 1945) tucker672
Nigeria -- (7 Oct. 1960) jakemittle
Norway -- (27 Nov. 1945) eliotkid
Panama -- (13 Nov. 1945) KirstyK
Portugal -- (14 Dec. 1955) abc246
Republic of Korea -- (17 Sep. 1991) Quizster
Saudi Arabia -- (24 Oct. 1945) mattbroon
Spain -- (14 Dec. 1955) Absurd
Sweden -- (19 Nov. 1946) iwilson03
Switzerland -- (10 Sep. 2002) Captain Biggles
Syrian Arab Republic -- (24 Oct. 1945) bigmo7
Tajikistan -- (2 Mar. 1992) Nightowl
Tanzania -- (14 Dec. 1961) Shivan_cfc
Tonga -- (14 Sep. 1999) Nefarious
Turkey -- (24 Oct. 1945) taigan
United Arab Emirates -- (9 Dec. 1971) Lafin23
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) -- (15 Nov. 1945) Student2806
Zimbabwe -- (25 Aug. 1980 Adalia
Signing of The Arms Race in Space Treaty watch
- Thread Starter
- 03-08-2009 21:45
- 03-08-2009 21:59
- Thread Starter
- 03-08-2009 22:02
Thank you delegate of Malta.
- 03-08-2009 22:17
I'm going to close this thread temporarily. Great thread but out of step.
In RL, the first step is signing an intent to ratify and then ratifying.
However here in the MUN, I think it'd be easier to have a vote to represent the intent to sign and then signing this thread in order to ratify it.
Protocol could be - Vote. If it passes, set up a Ratification Thread. If it fails, rewrite or fail. Those who vote and Ratify are bound by it.
Agreement? Any issues, PM me.