Declaration for the Creation of a European Agency to Study UFOs and Extraterrestrial Affairs

We represent an increasingly growing network of concerned individuals participating in and/or supporting the European Exopolitics Summit in Barcelona Spain, July 25-26, 2009,

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" We are a body of concerned private citizens seeking to understand the public policy implications of evidence concerning UFOs, extraterrestrial life and related phenomena,

" Recognizing UN General Assembly Decision (1978) 33/426 called for "Member States to take appropriate steps to coordinate on a national level scientific research and investigation into extraterrestrial life, including unidentified flying objects,"

" Acknowledging that between 1992-1997 the Spanish Ministry of Defence declassified 75 Air Force files on UFOs from 1962 totaling 1900 pages on 97 events.

" Noting that on March 22, 2007, the French Space Agency announced it was making public through its website 1600 declassified UFO files since 1954,

" Acknowledging that on May 14, 2008, the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence began a 3 year programme to declassify and release to the National Archives all its UFO files, including over 12,000 sighting reports, together with policy documents formerly classified Secret UK Eyes Only".

" Noting that on 21 September, 2007 the Republic of Ireland released declassified UFO files from 1947 to 1984.

" Realizing that in January 2009, the Danish Air Force released on its website approximately 300 pages of reported UFO sightings from over the last 30 years,

" Acknowledging that on May 11, 2004, the Mexican Department of Defense released secret UFO sighting reports to civilian UFO researchers; that on May 20, 2005, the Brazilian Air Force also released classified UFO reports to civilian researchers; that in August 2007, the Ecuadorian Air Force also released UFO files to civilian UFO researchers; and that in June 2009, the Uruguay Air Force released 2100 files to the public.

" Recognizing that a high level group of former senior French military and scientific officials from the Institute for Advanced Studies for National Defence issued the COMETA Report in 1999 where the report concluded that about 5% of the UFO cases they studied were unexplainable and the best explanation for them was the extraterrestrial hypothesis;

" Noting that in 1969 the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration passed a Federal Regulation suspending legal rights and quarantining individuals coming into contact with extraterrestrial artifacts or life;

" Recalling that UNGA Decision 33/426 was titled "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;"

propose the creation of a European Agency or Department to investigate evidence of UFOs, extraterrestrial life and related phenomenon.