Space Demilitarization Agreement

LOT THAUZENI PANSIPADANA DZONZI (Malawi) said that his country had a clear interest in working with international partners to promote responsible space management. The technology associated with it has enormous potential and remains essential for the 2030 agenda. Malawi needs secure access to space systems to sustain its economic prosperity and maintain public safety. In addition, space technologies are increasingly important for water resource management and climate change. For example, in 2015, Earth observation satellites for Malawi were invaluable when it experienced the worst surge. At that time, the United Nations activated mechanisms to download satellite images of flood-affected areas to prepare evacuation routes. He called for greater international cooperation and capacity building on the use of space science and technology in developing countries. As an agricultural country, Malawi has also benefited greatly from technical assistance and training in space technologies and interpretation of satellite data. According to the draft treaty presented by Russia to the CD in 2008, States Parties would commit not to put into orbit objects carrying armed weapons, to install weapons on celestial bodies and to threaten to use violence against objects in space. States parties would also agree to implement agreed confidence-building measures. Space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies, is not subject to national appropriation through sovereignty, use or occupation or other means. The Space Treaty, which is formally the treaty on the principles governing the activity of states in the exploration and use of space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies, is a treaty that unders andses international space law. The treaty was opened for signature in the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union on January 27, 1967 and entered into force on October 10, 1967.

As of June 2020, 110 countries are parties to the treaty, while another 23 have signed the treaty but have not yet completed ratification. [1] In addition, Taiwan, currently recognized by 14 UN member states, ratified the treaty prior to the UN General Assembly vote to transfer China`s seat to the People`s Republic of China (PRC) in 1971. [5] FAIYAZ MURSHID KAZI (Bangladesh), which follows the non-aligned movement, stated that the socio-economic benefits from the use of space have increased his country`s share of these activities.