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Argentina takes over HCoC chairmanship for 2021-2022

On July 7-8, Switzerland officially handed over the Chairmanship of The Hague Code of Conduct to Argentina during the 20th Annual Regular Meeting of subscribing states in Vienna. The meeting was an opportunity to recall the work done during the Swiss Chairmanship and to announce the objectives of the incoming Argentinian Chairmanship, including the organisation of a meeting marking the 20th anniversary of the Code.

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Switzerland takes over the rotating chairmanship of the Code

On 3 June 2020, Norway officially handed over the Chairmanship of the Code of Conduct to Switzerland. Given the circumstances, a physical Annual Regular Meeting of subscribing states could not be held, but such a meeting should be postponed in Fall. A side-event is scheduled and should be organised by FRS.

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Three new subscribing states for the Hague Code of Conduct

2020 opened with the announcement by three states of their intention to join the Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation (HCoC): Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Equatorial Guinea and Somalia. The number of subscribing states to this text now stands at 143. It should be noted that in 2019, Togo took the decision to subscribe to the Code.

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New UN General Assembly Resolution in support of the HCoC

On 5 December 2018, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted resolution A/RES/73/49 in support of the HCoC, with 171 votes in favour, 1 vote against and 12 abstentions. This text was adopted with the highest number of votes in favour since the first such resolution, in 2004.

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Fourth EU Council Decision in support of the HCoC

On 18 December 2017, the Council of the European Union adopted Decision (CFSP) 2017/2370 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.

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Third EU Council Decision in support of the HCoC

On 15 December 2014, the Council of the European Union adopted Decision 2014/913/CFSP 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.

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