11 March 1999
Original: CHINESE


Re­establishment of an ad hoc committee on the prevention of
an arms race in outer space and its mandate: draft decision

1. The Conference on Disarmament decides to re­establish, under item 3 of its agenda entitled "Prevention of an arms race in outer space", an ad hoc committee to negotiate the conclusion of an international legal instrument banning the testing, deployment and use of any weapons, weapon systems or components thereof in outer space, with a view to preventing the weaponization of outer space.

2. The ad hoc committee shall, in carrying out its mandate, take into consideration all relevant proposals, present and future; it shall report to the Conference on the progress of its work before the conclusion of the 1999 session.