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Event ID:  1255
Contact Name:  Ray Acheson
Contact Email:  ray@reachingcriticalwill.org
Contact Phone:  +1 212.682.1265
Organization:  Reaching Critical Will
Event Web Site:  http://www.reachingcriticalwill.org/legal/paros/wgroup.html
Dates:  4th October 2008 to 10th October 2008
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Type:  On-line
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Country:  United States
State/Province:  NY
City:  New York
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Location:  Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, UN Office, 777 UN Plaza, 6th Floor
Event Name:  Information on efforts in UN to negotiate new international space law
Event Description:  During World Space Week, October 4 to 10, and Keep Space for Peace Week (October 4 to 12) Reaching Critical Will plans to direct government and NGO website users to background materials on UN efforts to negotiate new space law protecting space for peaceful uses. Reaching Critical Will is active at the United Nations in New York and is a project of the Women
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Report on the Results:  Four fact sheets on PAROS were posted on the website and remain available at http://www.reachingcriticalwill.org/legal/paros/wgroup.html. These include an introduction to PAROS, a backgrounder on militarization and weaponization of space, on the UN and prevention of an arms race in outer space, and on the draft treaty on prevention of space weaponization presented by China and Russia. Other resources include links to relevant UN organizations and NGOs, corporate connections and recent developments and documents. Additional information is available at http://www.reachingcriticalwill.org/legal/paros/parosindex.html. (Note: Resolutions for the General Assembly on Disarmament were being prepared by the First Committee from October 6 to 31. PAROS was not considered until October 20. See http://www.reachingcriticalwill.org/political/1com/FCM08/week3.html#space for a detailed summary of First Committee discussion with links to government statements. Participants in the PAROS NGO working group held two seminars on space security for government delegates and NGOs as background for consideration of PAROS. See http://www.reachingcriticalwill.org/political/1com/FCM08/week3.html#reportspace .
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