Open-ended working group on reducing space threats

Documents
General Assembly resolutions and decisions
A/RES/76/231 of 30 December 2021Reducing space threats through norms, rules and principles of
responsible behaviours
Decision 76/561 of 26 April 2022, contained, for the time being, in document A/76/L.50Open-ended working group on reducing space threats through
norms, rules and principles of responsible behaviours
Communications to Member States

Note verbale from the United Nations Secretariat, dated 4 January 2022, on the convening of the open-ended working group on reducing space threats through norms, rules and principles of responsible behaviours (available in English and French)

Letter from the Chair to delegations, dated 18 April 2022

Aides-memoires

Aide-memoire for the organizational session and the first substantive session, dated 28 January 2022

Aide-memoire for the first session, dated 26 April 2022

Aide-memoire for the second session, dated 29 August 2022

Official Documents
A/AC.294/2022/1Provisional Agenda
A/AC.294/2022/2Agenda
A/AC.294/2022/3Chair’s Summary of discussions under agenda items 5 and 6 (a) (advance unedited version)

Information notes

A/AC.294/2022/INF.1Indicative timetable [of the first session]
A/AC.294/2022/INF.2/Rev.1Indicative timetable [of the second session]
Working Papers
A/AC.294/2022/WP.1Existing Legal and Regulatory Frameworks concerning threats arising from State behaviours with respect to outer space: Submitted by the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)
A/AC.294/2022/WP.2EU joint contributions to the works of the Open-Ended Working Group on reducing space threats through norms, rules and principles of responsible behaviours: Submitted by the European Union
A/AC.294/2022/WP.3Document prepared by the Russian Federation in connection with the open-ended working group established pursuant to General Assembly resolution 76/231 on reducing space threats through norms, rules and principles of responsible behaviours: Submitted by the Russian Federation
A/AC.294/2022/WP.4Constraints under International Law on Military Operations in, or in Relation to, Outer Space during Armed Conflicts: rubmitted by the International Committee of the Red Cross
A/AC.294/2022/WP.5EU joint contribution to the works of the Open-Ended Working Group on reducing space threats through norms, rules and principles of responsible behaviours: second part: existing international legal and other normative frameworks concerning threats arising from State behaviours with respect to outer space (advanced unedited version)
A/AC.294/2022/WP.6Responsible behaviours as a practical contribution to the prevention of an arms race in outer space and to strengthening the international frameworks on space security: Submitted by Germany (advanced unedited version)
A/AC.294/2022/WP.7Canada's views on reducing space threats through norms, rules and principles of responsible behaviour: submitted by Canada
A/AC.294/2022/WP.8Written submission: Submitted by the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) - Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam
A/AC.294/2022/WP.9Submission of China Pursuant to United Nations General Assembly Resolution 75/36: submitted by China
A/AC.294/2022/WP.10 (zh)Submission of China Pursuant to United Nations General Assembly Resolution 76/230 (advanced unedited)
A/AC.294/2022/WP.11Rules and principles of responsible behaviours: submitted by the United Kingdom (advanced unedited version)
A/AC.294/2022/WP.12The duty of “due regard” as a foundational principle of responsible behavior in space: Submitted by the Philippines (advanced unedited version)
A/AC.294/2022/WP.13Current context and benefits of establishing norms of responsible behaviour: Submitted by France
A/AC.294/2022/WP.14 (en) (fr)International legal framework applicable to space: Submitted by France (advanced unedited version)
A/AC.294/2022/WP.15Regarding the Works of the Open-Ended Working Group on Reducing Space Threats through Norms, Rules, and Principles of Responsible Behaviours: Submitted by the Republic of Korea
A/AC.294/2022/WP.16Threats to the security of space activities and systems: Submitted by the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) (advanced unedited)
A/AC.294/2022/WP.17Security risks, threats, and irresponsible behaviors undermining stability in outer space: Submitted by the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of the Philippines
A/AC.294/2022/WP.18EU joint contribution to the Open Ended Working Group on reducing space threats, Third part: current and future threats by States to space systems, and actions, activities and omissions that could be considered irresponsible: submitted by the European Union (advanced unedited)
A/AC.294/2022/WP.19 (in Russian and English)Space dangers and threats: submitted by the Russian Federation (advanced unedited)
A/AC.294/WP.20 (en) (fr)Threats that states pose or may pose to space assets, as well as actions, activities and omissions that could be deemed irresponsible: submitted by France (advanced unedited)
A/AC.294/2022/WP.21Aide-Memoire on Proposed UN General Assembly Resolution on Destructive Direct-Ascent Anti-Satellite Missile Testing: submitted by the United States (advanced unedited)
A/AC.294/2022/WP.22Responsible Behavior as an elusive and diversionary concept for Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space (PAROS): submitted by Islamic Republic of Iran (advaced unedited)

Other submissions

Submission by ItalyNational contribution to the work of the Open-Ended Working Group on
reducing space threats through norms, rules and principles of responsible behaviours: Submitted by Italy (advanced unedited version)
Submission by the United StatesUnited States of America National Submission to the United Nations Secretary General pursuant to UN General Assembly Resolution 75/36 "Reducing space threats through norms, rules and principles of responsible behaviours"
Submission by the United States2022 Challenges to Security in Space - Space Reliance in an Era of Competition and Expansion: Submitted by the United States
Submission by the United States (ar) (en) (fr) (ru) (sp) (zh)Fact Sheet: Vice President Harris Advances National Security Norms in Space: submitted by the United States
Document of the Russian Federation, co-sponsored by Belarus, China, Cuba, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Myanmar, the Syrian Arab Republic and Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)Considerations regarding the document prepared by the Chair of the open-ended working group on reducing space threats through norms, rules and principles of responsible behaviours (A/AC294/2022/3): submitted by Belarus, China, Cuba, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Myanmar, Russian Federation, the Syrian Arab Republic and Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Submission by the Republic of KoreaAdvancing space security through norms, rules and principles of responsible behavour? Webinar summary report: submitted by the Republic of Korea
Submission by Canada (en) (fr)Canadian Submission to the report of the Secretary-General on Resolution 76/230 on Further practical measures for the prevention of an arms race in outer space: submitted by Canada
NGO Working Papers
A/AC.294/2022/NGO/1Written contribution Submitted by European Space Policy Institute (ESPI)
A/AC.294/2022/NGO/2Written contribution to the first session of the United Nation Open-Ended Working Group on “Reducing Space Threats through norms, rules and principles of responsible behaviours”: Submitted by the Outer Space Institute working group
A/AC.294/2022/NGO/3Written contribution to the United Nations
OEWG on Reducing Space Threats: Submitted by Canadian Pugwash Group
A/AC.294/2022/NGO/4Developing norms for enhanced Security in Outer Space: Process and Priorities: Submitted by Project Ploughshares
A/AC.294/2022/NGO/5Written Contribution to the Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) on Reducing Space Threats Through Norms, Rules and Principles of Responsible Behaviours: Submitted by the Institute of Air and Space Law of McGill University, Canada
Working paper by Maat for Peace, Development and Human Rights (ar) (en)Reducing space threats: submitted by Maat for Peace, Development and Human Rights