The HCoC Youth Group attended the 3 days Ballistic Missile Proliferation Workshop in Paris from 25-27 October 2023.
On 28 June 2023, the HCoC Ballistic Missile Youth Group was officially kicked off. 17 fellows will work on these key issues until 2027.
A regional seminar was held on 22 & 23 June 2023 in Abuja, Nigeria, to discuss ballistic missile proliferation with a selection of African countries.
On 15 June 2023, FRS organised a side-event in the margins of the HCoC Annual Regular Meeting in Vienna. The side-event presented the main trends regarding missile proliferation, and to assess how they are influencing the arms control architecture aimed at reducing the destabilizing nature of these weapon systems.
As a multilateral instrument, the HCoC holds a particular place in a global architecture of measures that attempts to reduce the destabilising nature of ballistic missiles. By promoting transparency about policies and launches, it aims to limit the risk of misunderstanding, misinterpretation, and worst-case assessments.
News about the Code
On 7 August 2023, São Tomé and Príncipe became the 144th subscribing state to the Hague Code of Conduct.
On June 15-16, Nigeria officially handed over the Chairmanship of The Hague Code of Conduct to Ireland during the 22nd Annual Regular Meeting of subscribing states in Vienna.
On 17 January 2023, the Council of the European Union adopted Decision (CFSP) 2023/124 in support of the Hague Code of Conduct and ballistic missile non-proliferation in the framework of the implementation of the EU Strategy against Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction.
On 7 December 2022, the UNGA adopted A/RES/77/58 by a recorded vote of 167 in favour to 2 against with 9 abstentions.