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The United Nations and UFOs

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An Open Letter to the United Nations - October 2, 1992

HUFON REPORT Newsletter, December 1992

we urge the United Nations to implement its GA /426 of December 18, 1978, by establishing an agency of the UN for undertaking, coordinating, and disseminating the results of research into unidentified flying objects and related phenomena  R

Astronaut Gordon Cooper addressing U.N. panel discussion on UFOs and ETs, 1985

This message was given to the U.N. by Astronaut Gordon L. Cooper, one of America's original seven Mercury Astronauts. Cooper orbited the Earth for a record 34 hour, 22 orbit flight in the spacecraft 'Faith 7', in May of 1963. He has been outspoken about the need for an open inquiry into UFOs - based on his own personal experience of sighting UFOs in space and the testimony of other Mercury, Gemini and Apollo Astronauts.  R

Bio of Sir Eric Gairy, Prime Minister of Grenada, who campaigned the U.N. to study UFOs


Gairy, convinced that mankind was threatened by extra-terrestrials arriving in flying saucers repeatedly called for a special group within the UN to investigate UFO's.  R

Dr. J. Allen Hynek Speaking at the United Nations, Nov. 27th 1978

Dr. J. Allen Hynek

I am delighted to have been invited by Sir Eric Gairy and the Grenada Mission to speak to this committee on behalf of many of my scientific colleagues about the subject of Unidentified Flying Objects.  R

Dr. James McDonald's Letter and Statement to the United Nations

James McDonald, June 7, 1967 (reprinted on UFOs at close sight)

This is the statement read by Dr James E. McDonald at the Outer Space Affairs Group of the United Nations and the letter, introductory to this reading, sent by the scientist to Mr U. Thant, General Secretary of the United Nations.  R

Fear of UFO Attack Spurs U.N. Program

Barney Williams, UFO Magazine #5 March 1979 page 52

Last November (1978) an event that may well prove to be one of the most significant of our time took place on international soil. Addressing the 1977-1978 General Assembly meeting of the United Nations, Prime Minister Eric Gairy of Grenada - an island country in the Caribbean - introduced a resolution calling for the establishment of an agency to study UFOs on a global scale. R

Photograph of United Nations meeting on UFOs, July 14, 1978

United Nations (reprinted by CUN Italia)

Photograph of the UN meeting on UFOs, 1978, including the Secretary General of the United Nations at the time, Kurt Waldheim, and leading UFO researchers. R

Recommendation to Establish UN Agency for UFO Research - UN General Assembly decision 33/426, 1978

United Nations

At its 87th plenary meeting, on 18 December 1978, the UN General Assembly, on the recommendation of the Special Political Committee recommended the establishment of an agency or a department of the United Nations for undertaking, co-ordinating and disseminating the results of research into unidentified flying objects and related phenomena. R

The UN Gets a Warning About UFOs

Flying Saucers and UFOs 1969, Page 64, Vol. 3, 1969

Ever since June 30th, 1965, UN Secretary-General U Thant had been in possession of a grave warning concerning the potential threat posed by the phenomena of Unidentified Flying Objects. This dire warning was issued by Colman VonKeviczky, Director of the Intercontinental UFO Research and Analytic Network. It clearly sounded a call for the United Nations to look to its defenses against an invasion from outer space, or else suffer the consequences of a failure to heed such a warning.  R

UFO Briefing Document: International Agreements and Resolutions - United Nations

UFO Briefing Document, Don Berliner

In the mid-1970s, the Prime Minister of the new member state of Grenada, Sir Eric Gairy, began a lobbying initiative to incorporate the UFO problem in the United Nations agenda. Prime Minister Gairy and UN Ambassador Wellington Friday raised the UFO issue at a meeting of the thirty-second General Assembly Special Political Committee on November 28, 1977.  R

UFOs and the United Nations

We have heard a lot about UFO conspiracy theories and they are always connected to same branch of the military/government, the CIA, FBI, NSA, all those infamous 3-letter organizations. But how about the United Nations?  R

UFOs and the United Nations - James McDonald

James McDonald's ideas reached even the United Nations, where Secretary-General U Thant was particularly, but unofficially, very interested in UFOs. The following is an excerpt from McDonald's statement on the international scientific aspects of the problem of UFOs, submitted to the Outer Space Affairs Group at the United Nations on June 7, 1967. This is followed by portions of his letter to U Thant, and of other letters explaining U Thant's later actions on the matter.  R

UFOs, THE U.N. AND GA 33/426

John F. Schuessler, HUFON REPORT Newsletter - December 1992

Late in 1978, prominent UFO researchers approached the United Nations with the suggestion to set up some type of international clearing house whereby investigators and researchers would be able to coordinate on an international level scientific research into unidentified flying objects, and to inform the Secretary-General of the observations, research, and evaluation of such activities. The UN General Assembly responded favorably by adopting Decision GA /426. Unfortunately, nothing was done to bring the decision to fruition and it lies dormant to this very day.  R

United Nations Hears Case For UFO's - (AP article on Eric Gairy, Prime Minister of Grenada)

Associated Press, Oct 15, 1978

For the second time in two years, the Prime Minister of the West Indies island of Grenada, Sin Eric Gairy, is campaigning to get the UN to set up an agency to "collate, coordinate and corroborate information" on UFO's.  R