COMMITTEE: SPECPOL(Special Political and decolonization Committee) TOPIC: Peacekeeping and sustainability in outer space
COUNTRY:Islamic Republic of Pakistan
DELEGATE NAME: Mirza Mehmood Ali Baig
Since the beginning of the exploration of space one of the United Nation’s greatest concerns has been preventing the militarization of outer space. The Republic of Pakistan, in agreement with the UN’s efforts, is disturbed by any actions taken that could spark an arms race in outer space. The use of outer space for anything besides peaceful, scientific explorations is strongly discouraged and should be avoided by all Member States. Pakistan commends the UN’s previous actions to thwart the militarization of space, including the Outer Space Treaty of 1967, the creation of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) and past General Assembly Resolutions including A/C.1/57/L.30, A/C.1/63/L.4 and A/Res/62/20. Such agreements and working groups will be essential in making sure that outer space remains a place for scientific discovery and exploration without the threat of military implications. The use of outer space needs to be closely monitored to make sure that no state is able to use it for belligerent purposes. This includes deterring the use of Anti-Ballistic Missiles and Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles that travel through outer space in order to reach their intended target. An important step in ensuring that space is used solely for peaceful purposes is the Space Preservation Treaty (SPT) that calls for a complete ban of weapons in space aswell as for the establishment of a peacekeeping force to monitor the use of outer space. Pakistan regrets the lack of success that the Conference on Disarmament has had in addressing the matter of preventing an arms race in outer space. Because of this, Pakistan suggests a...
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