The present web pages contain a collection of official records of negotiations for the United Nations Treaties and Principles on Outer Space.
Each Treaty and set of principles has an individual web page containing a collection of corresponding documentation. The documentation is organized by series symbol, and within each series, it is listed chronologically.
In addition, for each Treaty and set of principles, a spreadsheet version of the list of sources is available at the top of the page, enabling the user to sort the documents by date or by document symbol.
The collections consist of various types of documents that bear different symbols:
|A/-||General Assembly Documents|
|A/RES/-||General Assembly Resolutions|
|A/C.1/-||Documents of the First Committee (General Assembly)|
|A/SPC/-||Documents of the Special Political Committee (General Assembly)|
|A/C.5/-||Documents of the Fifth Committee (General Assembly)|
|A/AC.105/-||Documents of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space|
|A/AC.105/C.2/-||Documents of the Legal Subcommittee|
|-/L. ...||Limited Distribution|
|-/CRP. ...||Conference Room Papers|
|-/SR. ...||Summary Records|
|-/PV. ...||Verbal Transcripts|
Many documents are reproduced in the reports of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and its Legal Subcommittee. In these instances the spreadsheet indicates which documents are reproduced and in which report.
The hyperlink on the page dedicated to an individual Treaty or set of principles brings the user to the reports, each of which contains internal bookmarks that direct the user to the location of the relevant documents within the report.
This collection of documents is a work in progress. For those documents that are not yet available on the website, the hyperlink to the PDF will not be active.
As of August 2012, documents relevant to the following United Nations Treaties and Principles on Outer Space are available online:
Currently, the Office for Outer Space Affairs is making only English language versions of these documents available. Due to technical reasons, some documents may have missing pages or have sections that are illegible. As work progresses, the Office will endeavor to improve the quality of the scanned documents.