United Nations

A/RES/37/90


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

10 December 1982

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                                                A/RES/37/90
                                                10 December 1982
 
                  Second United Nations Conference on the Exploration and
                  Peaceful Uses of Outer Space
 
     The General Assembly,
 
     Recalling its resolutions 33/16 of 10 November 1978, 34/67 of
5 December 1979, 35/15 of 3 November 1980 and 36/36 of 18 November 1981
concerning the convening as well as the preparation of the Second United
Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, held
at Vienna from 9 to 21 August 1982,
 
     Reaffirming the importance of international co-operation in the
exploration and peaceful uses of outer space,
 
     Reaffirming the importance of international co-operation in developing
the rule of law for the advancement and preservation of the exploration and
peaceful uses of outer space,
 
     Gravely concerned at the extension of an arms race into outer space,
 
     Aware of the need to increase the benefits of space technology and its
applications and to contribute to an orderly growth of space activities
favourable to the socio-economic advancement of mankind, in particular the
peoples of developing countries,
 
     Taking into account new developments in space science and technology
which are being projected and envisaged in the coming decade as well as the
new applications emerging therefrom and their potential benefits and possible
implications for national development and international co-operation,
 
     Conscious of the need further to increase the awareness of the general
public with regard to space technology and its applications,
 
     Desiring to enhance the effectiveness of the co-ordinating role of the
United Nations, which is eminently suited to bring about increased
international co-operation and assistance to the developing countries in the
field of exploration and peaceful uses of outer space,
 
     Expressing its satisfaction with the successful preparation of the
Conference through the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, as the
Preparatory Committee, and its Scientific and Technical Sub-Committee, as the
Advisory Committee, as well as through the Conference secretariat,
 
     Taking note of the report of the Second United Nations Conference on the
Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space,
 
     1.   Expresses its appreciation and thanks to the Government and people
of Austria for the excellent facilities and generous hospitality provided for
the Second United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of
Outer Space;
 
     2.   Endorses the recommendations pertaining to international
co-operation in the exploration and peaceful uses of outer space, as contained
in the report of the Conference;
 
     3.   Invites all Governments to take effective action for the
implementation of the recommendations of the Conference;
 
     4.   Invites all Member States, in particular those with major space
capabilities, to contribute actively to the goal of preventing an arms race in
outer space, as an essential condition for the promotion of international
co-operation in the exploration and uses of outer space for peaceful purposes;
 
     5.   Requests all organs, organizations and bodies of the United Nations
system and other intergovernmental organizations which are working in the
field of outer space or space-related matters to co-operate in the
implementation of the recommendations of the Conference;
 
     6.   Takes note of the recommendations of the Conference regarding study
projects and invites all specialized agencies and other intergovernmental
organizations concerned to contribute within their field of competence to the
elaboration of these studies;
 
     7.   Decides, upon the recommendations of the Conference, that the
United Nations Programme on Space Applications should be directed towards the
following objectives:
 
     (a)  Promotion of greater exchange of actual experiences with specific
applications;
 
     (b)  Promotion of greater co-operation in space science and technology
between developed and developing countries as well as among developing
countries;
 
     (c)  Development of a fellowship programme for in-depth training of space
technologists and applications specialists, with the help of Member States and
relevant international organizations and establishment and regular up-dating
of lists containing available fellowships in all States and relevant
international organizations;
 
     (d)  Organization of regular seminars on advanced space applications and
new system developments for managers and leaders of space application and
technology development activities as well as seminars for users in specific
applications for durations, as appropriate;
 
     (e)  Stimulation of the growth of indigenous nuclei and an autonomous
technological base, to the extent possible, in space technology in developing
countries with the co-operation of other United Nations organizations and/or
States Members of the United Nations or members of the specialized agencies;
 
     (f)  Dissemination, through panel meetings and seminars, of information
on new and advanced technology and applications, with emphasis on their
relevance and implications for developing countries;
 
     (g)  Provision or arrangements for provision of technical advisory
services on space applications projects, upon request by Member States or any
of the specialized agencies;
 
     8.   Decides to establish an International Space Information Service,
initially consisting of a directory of sources of information and data
services to provide direction upon request to accessible data banks and
information sources;
 
     9.   Requests the Secretary-General to strengthen the Outer Space Affairs
Division of the Secretariat with an appropriate augmentation of technical
personnel and decides, upon the recommendation of the Conference, that all
new or expanded activities contained in the present resolution are to be
funded mainly through voluntary contributions of States in money or in kind,
as well as through the rearrangement of priorities within the next regular
budget of the United Nations;
 
     10.  Appeals to all Governments to make voluntary contributions, either
in money or in kind, towards carrying out the recommendations of the
Conference;
 
     11.  Approves the recommendations of the Conference regarding the
establishment and strengthening of regional mechanisms of co-operation and
their promotion and creation through the United Nations system;
 
     12.  Emphasizes the need for close co-operation between all United
Nations bodies engaging in space or space-related activities, as well as the
desirability of close co-operation with international funding agencies and
subsidiary bodies, such as the United Nations Development Programme;
 
     13.  Requests the Secretary-General to assure the availability and
appropriate dissemination of the report of the Conference;
 
     14.  Further requests the Secretary-General to report to the General
Assembly at its thirty-eighth session on the implementation of the present
resolution.