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The below collection contains multilateral regional agreements and documents regulating different aspects of the exploration and use of outer space. It also both legally binding and non-binding instruments. 














































  • Convention for the establishment of a European Space Research Organisation with two Protocols, concluded in Paris on 14 June 1962. Available in English and French.

  • The "Treaty of Tlatelolco": Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean, done 14 February 1967, entered into force 22 April 1968, 634 UNTS 325. Available in English and Spanish

  • The "ESA Convention & Council Rules of Procedure": Convention for the Establishment of a European Space Agency, done 30 May 1875, entered into force 30 October 1980, 1297 UNTS 186, Ref. CSE CS(73)19, rev 7. Available in English, French and German.

  • Convention establishing the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts with protocol on privileges and immunities, entered into force on 1 November 1975. Available in 18 languages.

  • The "ARABSAT Agreement": Agreement of the Arab Corporation for Space Communications, 14 April 1976. Available in English and Japanese.

  • Constitution of the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity, adopted by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific on 27 March 1976 and amended in 1981 and 1991. Available in English.

  • Agreement establishing the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development, concluded at Kuala Lumpur on 12 August 1977. Available in English.

  • Resolution of the Council of the European Space Agency on the Agency's Legal Liability, done on 13 December 1977, ESA/C/XXII/Res.3. Available in English.

  • The "EUTELSAT Convention": Convention Establishing the European Telecommunications Organisation (Eutelsat), signed on 15 July 1982, entered into force 01 September 1985. Available in English

  • The "EUMETSAT Convention": Convention for the establishment of a European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), done 24 May 1983, entered into force 19 June 1986 (last amended 19 November 2000), 1434 UNTS 17. Available in English.

  • European Convention on Trans-frontier Television, done on 05 May 1989, entered into force on 01 May 1993, ETS No.132. Available in five languages.

  • Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe, done 19 November 1990, entered into force 09 November 1992, 30 ILM 1. Available in English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish.

  • The "GNSS Agreement": Agreement between the European Community, the European Space Agency and the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation on a European Contribution to the development of a global navigation satellite system (GNSS), OJ L 194, 10.7.1998, 18 June 1998. Available in 23 languages.

  • Agreement between the State Parties to the Convention for the Establishment of a European Space Agency and the European Agency for the Protection and the Exchange of Classified Information, done on 19 August 2002. Available in English.

  • The revised European Convention on Transfrontier Television and its Explanatory Report, Council of Europe, T-TT(2000)008, September 2002. Available in English.

  • European Code of Conduct for Space Debris Mitigation, 28 June 2004, Issue 1.0. Available in English.

  • Amended Convention establishing the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts and the Protocol on the Privileges and Immunities of the Centre, adopted at Brussels on 22 April 2005. Available in English.

  • Declaration on the Launchers Exploitation: Declaration by certain European governments on the Launchers Exploitation Phase of Ariane, Vega, and Soyuz from the Guiana Space Centre, 20 March 2007. Available in English.

  • Agreement between the European Space Agency and the European Union on the security and exchange of classified information, done 18 July 2008, not yet in force, OJ L 219, 14.8.2008, p. 59–62 . Available in 22 languages.

  • Agreement between the European Commission and the European GNSS Supervisory Authority on the security and exchange of classified information, done 11 November 2009, not yet in force, OJ L 306, 20.11.2009. Available in 22 languages.

  • European Union Draft Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities, Council of the European Union, 14455/10, 11 October 2010. Available in English.

  • ESA Security Regulations, ESA/REG/004. Available in English.

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