Moon Agreement Upsc

In the event of an emergency threatening human lives, States Parties may use the equipment, vehicles, facilities, facilities or stockpiles of other States Parties on the Moon. Such use shall be immediately communicated to the Secretary-General of the United Nations or to the State concerned. All activities on the Moon, including its research and use, shall be carried out in accordance with international law, in particular the Charter of the United Nations, and taking into account the Declaration on Principles of International Law on Friendly Relations and Cooperation among States, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, whereas it was published on 24 October 1970; In the interest of the maintenance of international peace and security and the promotion of international cooperation and understanding, and with due regard to the interests of all other States Parties. 1. The Moon and its natural resources are the common heritage of mankind, which is reflected in the provisions of this Agreement, in particular in paragraph 5 of this Article. 2. States Parties recognize that the details of liability for damage to the Moon, in addition to the provisions of the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies, and the Convention on International Liability for Space Objects, may be required by larger activities on the Moon. Such agreements shall be drawn up in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 18. . . .