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    Post by SPECPOL_Russia on Sat May 17, 2014 10:46 am

    Working Paper 1.0
    Sponsors: Russian Federation, People’s Republic of China, Republic of Latvia, and Republic of Lithuania
    Signatories: Afghanistan, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Ecuador, Finland, Greece, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Laos, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Somalia, Thailand, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America

    The United Nations General Assembly 4th Committee,

    Concerned with the emergency landing and loss of contact with Russian astronauts on the International Space Station,
    Reaffirming the importance of Article V of The Outer Space Treaty of 1967 which states, “States Parties to the Treaty shall regard astronauts as envoys 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 or on the high seas...”
    Noting the importance and value of human life,
    Emphasizing the importance of the need for transparency in the current crisis,

    The General Assembly,

    1. Accepts the aid of the Chinese National Space Agency to save the Russian Astronauts by doing the following:
    Sending the Shenzhou spacecraft on a course to the ISS,
    Allowing the CNSA astronauts to manipulate the ISS in any way until the confirmed rescue of the Russian Astronauts;

    2. Calls upon the Russian Federation to independently fund twice the cost of the Shenzhou space flight, totalling up to approximately $220 million USD;

    3. Recommends the Russian government and the United Nations General Assembly to issue a public statement of gratitude to the Chinese government;
    4. Approves of the detainment of the Russian astronauts by the Chinese government until payment is transferred to the latter government, provided the following:
       a. Provision of basic human needs (Food, water, shelter),
       b. No harm would come to the astronauts,
       c. Under the circumstance that the Astronauts are in need of medical care, the Chinese government would prove medical care;

    5. Calls upon the publication of the Russian space mission files to the United Nations Office of Outer Space affairs, where they will:
       a. Review the Russian Space mission files,
       b. Take appropriate actions on the matter,

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    Post by SPECPOL_Brazil on Sat May 17, 2014 11:32 am

    Brazil is concerned about clause 5b).
    What would the appropriate action be seeing as this incident shows there intentions to weaponize outer space which is a direct violation of previous outer space treaties.
    Many other countries here are looking for assurance that further testing will not take place in the shared region of outer space.

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