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Author United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research. Conference (7th : 2008 : Geneva, Switzerland)

Title Security in space : the next generation : conference report 31 March-1 April 2008 / United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research
Published New York : United Nations, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xxxv, 195 pages) : color illustrations
Contents Providing space security for the next generation -- Space Generation and Advisory Council / Alexander Karl -- Security in outer space: do not duplicate historical mistakes / Wang Daxue -- Down to earth: a solution to a global problem? / Geraint Morgan -- Space security: the need to safeguard outer space for the next generation / Yvette Stevens -- Next generation space security challenges / Jessica West -- Building trust in the future -- No harmful interference with space objects: the key to conference building / Samuel Black -- Transparency and confidence-building measures / Garold Larson -- Transparency and confidence-building measures: their place and role in space security / Andrey Makarov -- From confrontation to cooperation -- Safeguarding outer space: on the road to debris mitigation / Maureen Williams -- An International Civil Aviation Organization for outer space? / Tommaso Sgobba -- Long-term sustainability of space activities / Gerard Brachet -- From space dominance to equitable rules and mutual restraint / Nancy Gallagher -- Treaties and agreements: the new generation -- The draft Treaty on the Prevention of Placement of Weapons in Outer Space, the Threat or Use of Force Against Outer Space Objects / Victor Vasiliev -- Russian-Chinese space-weapons ban proposal: a critique / Theresa Hitchens -- International legal standards and the weaponization of outer space / David Koplow -- Next generation, next steps -- Achieving a sustainable space environment / Ray Williamson and Cynda Collins Arsenault -- Space security and satellite applications in humanitarian aid / Francesco Pisano and Einar Bjorgo -- Canada's perspective on space security / Pearl Williams
Summary "This conference looked at ways to build trust in space activities in the future as well as how to move from confrontation to cooperation as a way to increase space security and improve access to outer space for peaceful activities. Participants and presenters discussed the need for new internationals legal instruments, with specific reference to the Chinese-Russian proposal for a Treaty on the Prevention of the Placement of Weapons in Outer Space, the Threat or Use of Force against Outer Space Objects"--Page 4 of cover
Notes "UNIDIR/2008/14."
"United Nations publications. Sales no. GV. E.08.0.3"--Title page verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Space control (Military science) -- Congresses.
Space environment -- Congresses.
Space security -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1441603468 (electronic bk.)
9781441603463 (electronic bk.)