The Underdeveloped Planet Preservation Pact, UP3 for short, is a treaty aimed at protecting planets with civilizations that are not yet fully developed. Federation laws strictly prohibit contact with such planets and the reason for this is because contact with higher civilizations often greatly influences the path of history of underdeveloped worlds. All citizens and groups belonging to the Pangalactic Federation are required to adhere to this treaty, unless there is a clear and present danger to a person's life. This treaty is one of the most important sets of rules in the Pangalactic Federation, and delineates how Federation citizens must act when in contact with an underdeveloped civilization. The UP3 also states that if Federation personel interact with people on an underdeveloped planet beyond a certain limit then those individuals must not be allowed to return to their own world but are then brought into the Federation. For example, when Pangalactic Federation Captain Ronyx J. Kenny and Head Science Officer Ilia Silvestri offered to help Roddick Farrence, Millie Chliette, and Dorne Mutough cure the petrifying virus plauging the Roakian village of Coule in S.D. 346 they warn the Fellpool that they cannot return to their homes if they agree to interact this closely with the Federation.
Planets protected by the UP3
The following is a list of known planets protected by the UP3: