Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space
- Moscow Says U.S. Avoiding Debate On Arms Race In Space, RFE/RL Newsline, Vol. 5, No. 21, Part I, 31 January 2001 -- Foreign Ministry spokesman Aleksandr Yakovenko said in a statement reported by Interfax on 30 January that the United States is seeking to obstruct a Disarmament Conference discussion on how best to prevent an arms race in space
- Russian Federation Cautions Against Military Deployment In Outer Space; Reiterates Proposal For Conference To Prevent Militarization, UN Press Release, 17 October 2000 -- The exploration of space, while opening up new horizons to humankind, also created the threat of a militarized outer space, the representative of the Russian Federation said this afternoon as the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) continued its consideration of international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space.
- U-N-RUSSIA SPEECH, Voice of America,
18 September 2000 -- Speaking to the U-N General Assembly,Russia's Foreign
Minister Igor Ivanov today (Monday) repeated his nation's call for an
international conference to prevent the militarization of outer space.
Says Calls for Outer Space Treaty Talks Are "Unwise", USIS
Washington File, 15 September 2000 -- The U.S. Representative to the
Conference on Disarmament (CD) in Geneva says that the insistence by some
CD members that negotiations on a new Outer Space Treaty begin immediately
is both "unwise and unrealistic."
- Press Conference By Russian Federation President, UN Press Briefing, 08 September 2000 -- The Russian Federation had made proposals to make international relations more secure, just and democratic. It had proposed, for example, an international conference on the prevention of the militarization of outer space. The meeting would be held early next year and would coincide with the anniversary of the first flight of a man into space.
- Putin Comments on the Militarization of Space, UN Press Release, 06 September 2000 -- The text of Russian President Vladimir Putin's remarks to the opening session of the UN Millenium Summit proposing a conference on the militarization of outer space.
- U-N SUMMIT-PUTIN, Voice of America, 06 September 2000 -- Russia's President Vladimir Putin has (Wednesday) proposed an international conference on the militarization of outer space.
- PRESIDENT OF CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT PROPOSES PROGRAMME OF WORK Press Release DCF/396 - 8 June 2000 --
The President of the Conference proposed programme of work addressed a ban on the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons, nuclear disarmament and the prevention of an arms race in outer space.
- PRESIDENT OF CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT SAYS CONSULTATIONS SHOW NEW WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY Press Release
DCF/395 - 31 May 2000 -- Agreement on nuclear disarmament and prevention of an arms race in outer space continued to block a programme of work.
- CUBA AND CHINA ADDRESS CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT Press Release DCF/391 - 24 February 2000 -- China's representative stressed that the Conference should concentrate on the most pressing, most prominent issues that had the greatest bearing on international peace and security in the twenty-first century. The prevention of an arms race in the outer space was just such an issue and had every reason to be one of the highest priorities on the Conference's agenda, he said.
- RUSSIAN FEDERATION, CHINA STRESS IMPORTANCE OF ADDRESSING PREVENTION OF OUTER SPACE ARMS RACE IN DISARMAMENT CONFERENCE Press Release DCF/390 - 24 February 2000 -- The Russian Federation and China this morning stressed the need to address the issue of the prevention of an arms race in outer space in the Conference on Disarmament and underlined the importance of the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (ABM Treaty).
- UNITED STATES EXPRESSES FRUSTRATION THAT CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT REMAINS DEADLOCKED ON ITS PROGRAMME OF WORK Press Release DCF/389 - 24 February 2000 -- The United States was prepared to discuss, in a suitable context, outer space issues and questions related to the long-term goal of nuclear disarmament. However, proposals for CD negotiations now in these fields were clearly not a basis for consensus.
- U-N / CHINA / U-S Voice of America 24 February 2000 -- China warns that plans by the United States to build a missile defense program is likely to cause an
arms race in outer space.
- Spokesperson on arms race in the outer space (Feb 15, 2000) It is noteworthy that some individual country has always had attempted, planned and acted to control the outer space unilaterally in pursuit of military and strategic advantages.
- CHINA / U-S / MISSILES Voice of America 15 February 2000 -- China is stepping up its call for a global
treaty that would ban the testing, deployment and use of weapons in outer space.
- THE ISSUE OF CD's WORK PROGRAM STATEMENT BY HU XIAODI HEAD OF THE CHINESE DELEGATION AT THE PLENARY MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT - February 10, 2000 -- We deeply regret that because some delegations refuse to conduct negotiations on PAROS and on nuclear disarmament, we cannot reach an agreement on the CD work program.
- STATEMENT BY H.E. MR. HU XIAODI AMBASSADOR FOR DISARMAMENT AFFAIRS OF CHINA AT THE PLENARY OF THE CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT FEBRUARY 10, 2000 -- Today, upon the instruction from the Chinese government, I submit a working paper entitled “China’s Position on and Suggestions for Ways to Address the Issue of Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space at the Conference on Disarmament.
- CHINA'S POSITION ON AND SUGGESTIONS FOR WAYS TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE OF PREVENTION OF AN ARMS RACE IN OUTER SPACE AT THE CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT CD/1606
9 February 2000 -- With the accelerated development of outer space weapons, anti-ballistic missiles and other weapon systems, individual countries have stepped up efforts to secure military superiority in outer space.
- China Deems World Arms Control, Disarmament 'at the Crossroads' People's Daily Friday, January 28, 2000 -- Chinese delegate Hu Xiaodi said that preventing an arms race in outer space and re-establishing a special committee on nuclear disarmament should be priorities of the disarmament conference in its year 2000 session.
- MALAYSIA AND CHINA ADDRESS CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT Press Release DCF/387 - 27 January 2000 -- Hu Xiaodi, Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations Office at Geneva, said that in the global context, the cold war mentality still lingered on and hegemonism and power politics manifested themselves in an expanding way.
- CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT HEARS NEW CALLS TO BREAK STALEMENT AFFECTING ITS WORK Press Release DCF/386 - 20 January 2000 -- The three elements around which the discourse circled repeatedly were nuclear disarmament, the prevention of an arms race in outer space, and a fissile material cut-off treaty.
- CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT OPENS YEAR 2000 SESSION Press Release DCF/384 - 18 January 2000 -- The two issues, which the Conference had been unable to achieve a common view on in spite of protracted efforts, were the establishment of subsidiary bodies on nuclear disarmament and on the prevention of an arms race in outer space.
- SECRETARY-GENERAL SAYS DISARMAMENT CONFERENCE SHOULD DRAW STRENGTH FROM ACHIEVEMENTS, ASSESS LACK OF PROGRESS ON CERTAIN ISSUES Press Release SG/SM/7280 DCF/385 - 18 January 2000 -- The Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty occupies an important place in the contemporary body of arms control agreements and remains the cornerstone of strategic stability. If that regime is threatened, another long- sought goal -- the prevention of an arms race in outer space -- may elude us.
- GENERAL ASSEMBLY WOULD CALL FOR STEPS TO PREVENT OUTER SPACE ARMS RACE, IN ONE OF SIX RESOLUTIONS APPROVED BY DISARMAMENT COMMITTEE Press Release GA/DIS/3157 -- 1 November 1999 -- The General Assembly would call upon all States, in particular those with major space capabilities, to contribute actively to the prevention of an arms race in outer space and to refrain from actions contrary to that objective, according to one of six draft resolutions approved this morning by the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security).
- Prevention of An Arms Race in Outer Space Presentation by Mr. Wang Xiaoyu, at the WILPF Seminar - March 10, 1999 -- Some country insists that at present there is no arms race in outer space and therefore there is no need to discuss the issue of PAROS in any forum, including the Conference on Disarmament (CD). However, the fact is that the same country has over the years continued its efforts in developing space weapons with a view to deploying such advanced weapon systems in outer space in the near future.
- [EXCERPTS] CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT HEARS REPORTS FROM ITS FIVE SPECIAL COORDINATORS 27 August 1998 Press Release DCF/347 -- Concerning the prevention of an arms race in outer space, the Special Coordinator said there was a wide measure of support for the draft text of the mandate he had presented, although a complete consensus would require further consultations.
- China Urges Moves to Prevent Arms Race in Space Inside China Today - 13 August 1998 -- UN diplomats say call is "thinly-veiled attack on United States. Chinese Ambassador Li Change urged the United Nations' arms control body to launch global negotiations to stop outer space from being turned into a battlefield. Li condemned space weapons research programs which he said were designed to seek "absolute strategic superiority and absolute security for one or a few countries.
- Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space
Statement by H.E. Mr. Li Changhe, Ambassador for Disarmament Affairs of China,
in the Plenary Meeting of the Conference on Disarmament (13 August, 1998, Geneva) -- The fact is that the series of activities of all-out developing and testing of outer space weapons or weapon systems in recent years have already given rise to concerns in many countries around the world.
- China Stands for Complete Prohibition of All Outer Space Weapons BEIJING, July 27 (Xinhua) -- China Stands for the complete prohibition and thorough destruction of all weapons deployed in outer space, says a white paper issued by the Information Office of the State Council of China today. China opposes the development of anti-satellite weapons.
- COMMITTEE ON PEACEFUL USES OF OUTER SPACE CONCLUDES FORTY-FIRST SESSION (VIENNA,3–12 JUNE) 12 June 1998 Press Release OS/1739 (UN Information Service) -– Plans for a 185-nation conference on "Space Benefits for Humanity in the
Twenty-first Century" to be held in Vienna next year were brought closer to completion today by the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. the Committee took the unprecedented decision that the third United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNISPACE III) would also be open to international organizations, non-governmental organizations and space-related industries. A further key topic this session was the question of adherence to the five international space treaties.
- CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT HEARS JOINT DECLARATION ON NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT BY EIGHT FOREIGN MINISTERS 11 June 1998 Press Release DCF/339 --
H.M.G.S. PALIHAKKARA (Sri Lanka), Special Coordinator for the Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space, said he had held a series of consultations on this issue.
- COMMITTEE ON PEACEFUL USES OF OUTER SPACE TO HOLD FORTY-FIRST SESSION IN VIENNA FROM 3-12 JUNE 28 May 1998 Press Release OS/1738 -- Background Release To Finalize All Organizational and Procedural Aspects of 1999 Vienna UNISPACE III, To Discuss Proposals on Improving Adherence to Existing Space Laws.
- [EXCERPTS] KAZAKHSTAN FOREIGN MINISTER ADDRESSES DISARMAMENT CONFERENCE, CALLING FOR 'CUT-OFF' NEGOTIATIONS 20 May 1998 Press Release DCF/334 -- MARKKU REIMAA (Finland) The ad hoc committee on the prevention of an arms race in outer space (PAROS) had come close in 1994 to an agreement on starting negotiations on confidence-building measures.
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