The Solar System Treaty Mediatory Council.
Also The Outer Atmosphere Council.
A bureau that controls everything under the Sun.
Although it could be compared to the United Nations Organization, having representatives of all man-controlled planets and satellites, the Ladder seems to be more powerful than UNO. Although Yajnik is formally the chairman, the effective power seems to be in hands of Aga Mbadi, always shown taking decisions.
[First mentioned in Hyper Future Vision, volume 8, Fallen Angel, page 204]
The name is an analogy to Jacob’s Ladder.
[It is also a probable reference to Yes]