The last time the United Nations attempted to engage the extraterrestrial question was the establishment of an agency for undertaking, coordinating and disseminating the results of research into unidentified flying objects and related phenomena. This effort was championed by the nation of Grenada. UN General Assembly decision 33/426 was passed at its 87th plenary meeting on 18 December, 1978. The General Assembly, on the recommendation of the Special Political Committee adopted the following text as representing the consensus of the members of the Assembly:
1. The General Assembly has taken note of the statements made, and draft resolutions submitted, by Grenada at the thirty-second and thirty-third sessions of the General Assembly regarding unidentified flying objects and related phenomena.
2. the General Assembly invites interested Member States to take appropriate steps to coordinate on a national level scientific research and investigation into extraterrestrial life, including unidentified flying objects, and to inform the Secretary-General of the observations, research and evaluation of such activities.
3. The General Assembly requests the Secretary-general to transmit the statements of the delegation of Grenada and the relevant documentation to the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, so that it may consider them at its session in 1979.
4. The Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space will permit Grenada, upon its request, to present its views to the Committee at its session in 1979. the committee’s deliberation will be included in its report which will be considered by the General Assembly at its thirty-fourth session.”
While visiting the United Nations in 1979, and before he could present to the General Assembly, Granada prime minister Eric Gairy was overthrown and he went into exile. Under the influence of the United States and other Security Council members, in subsequent years the UN has taken no action regarding alleged extraterrestrial related phenomena.
Thirty-four years later on May 4, 2013 the former members of Congress sitting on the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure charged Paradigm Research Group to again take the extraterrestrial issue to the United Nations by creating a 501c(3) organization to fund a multi-nation joint resolution to the UN General Assembly calling for a UN backed world conference to assess the full complement of evidence for non-human intelligence engaging the human race.
Going forward tax deductible contributions to the Citizen Hearing on Foundation will be used to organize and carry through approaches to approximately ten nations seeking their participation in preparing the joint resolution. When appropriate a CHF office will be set up in New York near the UN to coordinate the eventual submission of the resolution.