On 1 November, the United Nations General Assembly First Committee approved a resolution on norms of responsible behaviours in space that proposes the establishment of an Open Ended Working Group - which can be valued as a promising step forward to preserve stability in space.

This latest ESPI Executive Brief outlines the background of this western-led initiative that is focusing on a behaviour-based approach to define norms of responsible behaviour, and discusses the implications of this resolution, in the light of the controversial views and the underlying compromise that offers promising perspectives.

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