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    Do the members of the General Assembly wish to sign this treaty? This signing shall be non-binding, pending individual ratification by each representatives national government.


    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:
    Article I


    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.

    Article II



    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.

    Article III


    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.

    Article IV



    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.


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    I warmly thank taigan for his dedication in this and the Piracy treaty and his resolutions
    I know it's a little confusing but I'd like this to go to the vote before being ratified. This can essentially act as a signing session and when we have the list stage, that can act as proper ratification and become legally binding. So if this fails in the vote (not likely ) then it wouldn't go forward to ratification, like a proper Treaty.
    But I do want to try the other way, so we may with the Piracy treaty
    Any problems, PM me.

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    The French Republic wishes to sign this Treaty.

    The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela wishes to sign this Treaty.

    Mr SG, please amend the poll to include one extra YES vote.
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    The Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea will not be signing this treaty.

    The People's Republic of China will not be signing or agreeing to this treaty.

    Mr. SG, please add one. cheers.
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    The Republic of Turkey has voted for the treaty.
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    Mauritius has no real interest in space travel at this time as there are more pressing issues closer to home.
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    Kenya can see this treaty benifitting the whole of mankind and as such votes for this treaty. We also offer any assistance needed to further mans endevours into space to those nations who are experienced in the exploration of the cosmos.
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    Saudi Arabia questions whether any one country will be interested in investing in space travel if it is not proportionally going to improve its country above another.
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    The RoK will not be signing this treaty, while they are nations who possess or actively seek to acquire weapons of mass destruction, nations has a right to defend itself, and we feel that an option in the future could be the use of space for defensive purposes.
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    Estonia is undecided on the implications of this treaty on defense projects, which although this nation does not have a part of, can see the difficulties that may occur down the line of agreeing to this rashly. Therefore, for now, Estonia shall abstain, but will continue to consider the matter.
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    Brazil will not be signing this treaty.
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    (Original post by DayneD89)
    The Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea will not be signing this treaty.

    The People's Republic of China will not be signing or agreeing to this treaty.

    Mr. SG, please add one. cheers.
    [Onthesly]The US would like to hint that allowances may be made to the DPRK should they agree to sign this treaty in showing that they are listening to the concerns of the international community.[/Onthesly]

    The US wishes the window for developing space to remain open at this time and so will not be signing up to this treaty.
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    The DPRK has no intention to develop weapons of this type in the near future, however while other nations have the ability to develop these arms we feel the option needs to be open to us in order to protect our nation by way of MUD deterrence. In an ideal world these weapons would neither be needed nor developed by any nation. However unless all nations were to sign this we shall not be either. The words of the US would have more impact if they were to sign this.
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    Malta feels that if you have no intention to develop weapons, then you should still sign the treaty.
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    israel no
    uk no
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    Malta asks what both Israel or the United Kingdoms reasons are.
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    israel and the UK concur with the US and North Korea (unusually).
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    [ooc]Stop giving the MUN a heart attack (: [/ooc]
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    eh?
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    [ooc] The UK and Israel concurring [/ooc]
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    Since signing this would mean we would be defenseless for at least a year even if these weapons became necessary the DPRK is not willing to sign this, even though we have no intention to develop weapons of this kind. We do think space should be weapon free, but in the same way as we wish nuclear weapons had never been developed. Its a shame that its the was warfare is going, but while one nation has access to these weapons all nations who do not are at risk from those who do.
 
 
 
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