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The Director-General

Director-General Addresses Annual UNIDIR Space Security Conference

2 April 2013

The Director-General addressed the Annual Space Security Conference of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) on "Enhancing confidence, securing space stability". He highlighted the indispensible benefits provided to humanity by space activities, while at the same time noted the lack of norms, institutional structures, and legal framework for space security. Additionally, he stressed the usefulness of space-related Transparency and Confidence Building Measures to address critical aspects of space interactions, as well as the essential support provided by UNIDIR to multilateral initiatives to prevent or mitigate the growing threats to outer space security.