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11-22-2010 11:15 am - Dr. Jerome Corsi -
Remarkably, the United Nations is on the verge of appointing its first ambassador to aliens, as in UFOs, thereby extending the concept of global governance to galaxy governance, and maybe beyond.

The most likely candidate to fill the job is Malaysian astrophysicist Mazian Othman, current director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, or UNOOSA.

The post will require approval from U.N. scientific advisory committees and the General Assembly, according to CBS News.

But the question is: Why? Does the United Nations know something the rest of us do not know? Is there a reason to be concerned that we need a world-government ambassador to be in place, ready to talk with extraterrestrials right now? Or, is this just typical U.N. silliness?

'Take me to your leader'

The Sunday Times in Australia obtained a recording of a talk Othman gave to fellow scientists in which she explained the need for the U.N. to have a UFO ambassador: "The continued search for extraterrestrial communication, by several entities, sustains the hope that some day humankind will receive signals from extraterrestrials. When we do, we should have in place a coordinated response that takes into account all the sensitivities related to the subject. The U.N. is a ready-made mechanism for such coordination."

The Mail in London reported that in April professor Stephen Hawking warned that alien contact, if it ever comes, may not be as friendly as had been hoped for.

The 68-year-old scientist said he could imagine aliens arriving in "massive ships" to colonize Earth and plunder the planet's resources. "It would be 'too risky' to attempt to make contact with alien races," Hawking said. "If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn't turn out very well for Native Americans.", "Extraterrestrial Contact: Scientific Study of the UFO Phenomenon and Search for Extraterrestrial Life," quotes Dr. Stephen Greer, director of the Center for the Study of Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence, as saying: "The evidence that the earth is being visited by at least one extraterrestrial civilization is extensive both in scope and detail. In its totality, it comprises a body of evidence which at the very least supports the general assessment that extraterrestrial life has been detected, and that a vigorous program of research and serious diplomatic initiatives is warranted."

Professor Richard Crowther, an expert in space law and governance at the U.K. Space Agency who leads British delegations to the United Nations on such subjects, told NewsCore in Australia, "Othman is absolutely the nearest thing we have to a 'take me to your leader' person."

U.S. government archives of UFO data

There are thousands of pages of government UFO documents archived on the Internet. For those interested, the following are among the best treasure troves of UFO government-collected material:

1) U.S. Department of Defense, UFO-related documents: Assorted documents from the DOD investigation into UFOs, beginning with the U.S. Air force Project Sign in 1948 and continuing with Project Blue Book that remained in existence through 1968.

2) CIA documents on UFOs: Collection catalogues CIA information on UFOs from the 1940s through the early 1990s. See also, for the most recent CIA information on UFOs, the article "CIA's Role in the Study of UFOs, 1947-1990," at the Center for the Study of Intelligence websites. The article is located in online publications, under the "Studies in Intelligence" section, specifically semi-annual Edition No. 1, 1997.

3) National Security Agency documents on UFOs: Includes documents released by NASA in 1980 under Civil Action No. 80-1562, "Citizens Against Unidentified Flying Objects Secrecy v. National Security Agency."

4) FBI documents on UFOs: FBI documents on UFOs, including the Animal Mutilation Project that contains accounts of animal mutilations reported during the late 1970s.

5) National archives: UFOs – Project Blue Book: U.S. Air Force records on Project Blue Book, shut down in 1969.

6) National Archives: Recently released UFO files from U.K. government: A wide range of UFO-related documents, drawings, letters and parliamentary questions in the U.K., covering the years 1995-2003.

7) National Archives: UFO files from U.K. government: U.K. government files released in 2008-2010.



Press Conference by Director of Office for Outer Space Affairs - Oct 14, 2010

In a press conference at Headquarters today (10/14/10), Mazlan Othman, Director of the Office for Outer Space Affairs and Deputy Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna, gave an overview of work being done on the peaceful uses of outer space through the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization Committee).

The breadth and depth of the Committee’s work in that area was evident in the issues being tackled and the progress being made, she said. The Committee had, in 2006, established the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems, as well as the United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER), which she admitted was “quite a mouthful”. Another achievement was the development in 2007 of guidelines for space debris mitigation, a safety issue which was of great importance, as “a fleck of paint is like a bullet up there – dangerous to the International Space Station and human life”.

Just recently, she said, approval had been given for a safety framework on the use of nuclear power sources in outer space, and the Committee currently was tackling a diverse set of related issues including space applications for developing nations, near-objects to Earth, and national space legislation which looks at the international regime on space law.

When asked about the funding of her Office and the allocation of resources, specifically regarding developing nations, she observed that the Office for Outer Space Affairs had the second smallest budget in the Organization. A third of the Office’s activities and staff came under the regular budget, for a total of some $7 million. The rest of its budget – perhaps a few million more - was supplied by international organizations and donor Member States, among them, the United States, Germany, Austria and China.

Correspondents in the room expressed great interest in the possibility of Ms. Othman being appointed by the Committee as the “take-me-to-your-leader person” if the Earth were to be contacted by alien life forms. Categorically denying that she had been appointed or would in the future be appointed as an ambassador for extraterritorial life forms, she stressed that the Committee was not discussing the matter.

Interest in this so-called appointment had come about from a meeting she had attended in London at the Royal Society on extraterritorial life, which was a scientific meeting with scientific experts offering their views on the subject. Emphasizing that no recommendations resulted from the meeting, she mentioned some of the topics covered, among them “calling ET or not even answering the phone” and “what extraterrestrial life could tell us about the future of humanity”.

The debate that the British press had caught wind of had focused on a scientific approach to extraterrestrial life and had appraised political issues for the United Nations agenda. She pointed out that the panel consisted of representatives from the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the United Kingdom’s Government, and a lawyer on outer space law from the University of Nebraska and her contribution to the panel was focused on what issues might present themselves for discussion in the United Nations.

In response to an inquiry of whether or not the United Nations had in place a mechanism for such coordination, she said that the Organization had platforms for any kind of discussions that would affect humanity as a whole, including extraterrestrial life. That included extraterrestrial intelligence and was “logically one of the many mechanisms and avenues for such discussions”. The Committee had in 1977 discussed for a year strategies in interacting with such life or intelligence but the matter had fallen by the wayside and had not been brought up again. When pressed on whether or not the United Nations should be doing more to prepare for such an interaction, she reminded those present that such decisions were up to Member States.

As to what role she would play and what response mechanisms were in place if an extraterrestrial contacted the Earth today, Ms. Othman stressed that she did not know what role she would play as it had not been decided. In the possibility of discovering life in outer space, she did hope that such an important issue would be an opportunity for a meeting of minds, not just through political or scientific approaches, but because of its “profound impact on humanity, in a forum more representative of everyone”. However, until Member States gave direction on how to deal with extraterrestrial life-form contact, she didn’t have a concrete answer on this issue.

In response to questions on the possibility of life in outer space, she said strictly speaking, from her point of view as an astrophysicist, with the billions of stars out there and with more and more solar planets being identified, even if there was “one in a trillion possibility” that one planet might host life, it would probably not be “people like you and I” or even “green aliens with large lovely eyes”. More likely, it could be bacteria.

Addressing a question on the nuclear power sources in outer space and her Office’s cooperation with NASA and other entities, she explained that the safety framework addressing nuclear power focused on its safe use in rockets and in satellites. The safety framework was a result of close work between the Committee, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), governmental entities and in particular Member States, notably the United States, Russian Federation, United Kingdom, Venezuela and Austria, among others.

Asked about any United Nations coordination and resources regarding meteors coming close to Earth, she said that the “near-Earth objects” issue had been discussed in the Fourth Committee since 1999. A Working Group under the Scientific and Technical Sub-Committee, with a multi-year plan, was in the process of developing a draft resolution on how the United Nations should deal with the situation, and she emphasized that that issue was an active item on the Committee’s agenda.

The current state of space was also inquired about, and she addressed the “complex issue” of debris left behind by rockets and satellites and the lessening of use of space because of “junk up there”. In one instance, she described how those working in the International Space Station had to take refuge in one section because of a possible impact from space debris. In that regard, a new agenda item, “long-term sustainability of space activities” was now being explored by the Committee. It covered a wide range of issues on what was happening in space, including whether or not there was a need for traffic management in space and what could be done to ensure space was not used for anything but peaceful means, among others.

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11-22-2010 7:44 pm - Comment by Astar
Wow this was OLD NEWS which has been concluded to be false...