HCoC Caribbean regional seminar in St. Kitts and Nevis

On 27 November 2018, the FRS organised a regional outreach seminar in St Kitts and Nevis dedicated to disarmament and non-proliferation in the Caribbean.

Pictures of this events are available here.

Welcoming remarks

  • Mr Alexandre Houdayer, Secretary General, FRS
  • Amb. Daniela Tramacere, Head of Delegation of the EU to the Eastern Caribbean States and the OECS
  • Amb. Elisabeth Eklund, Ambassador to the Caribbean, MFA of Sweden, representing the HCoC Chair
  • Capt Kayode Sutton, Infantry Company Commander, Public Relations Officer, Saint Kitts and Nevis Defence Force

The HCoC: a key instrument to promote confidence in the field of WMD delivery vehicles

Moderator: Ms Emmanuelle Maitre, Research Fellow, FRS
Presenters:

  • Mr Alexandre Houdayer, Secretary General, FRS
  • Mr George-Wilhelm Gallhofer, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations in New York, MFA of Austria, Immediate Central Contact of the HCoC
  • Ms Sharon G. Bell, Senior Policy Advisor, Directorate National Security, Cabinet of the President, Suriname

Key issues:

  • Contribution of the Code to international security
  • Being a Subscribing State: commitments and benefits
  • Day-to-day implementation of the Code

The HCoC in the global non-proliferation regime and disarmament environment

Moderator: Mr Alexandre Houdayer, Secretary General, FRS
Presenters:

  • Ms Emmanuelle Maitre, Research Fellow, FRS
  • Mr O’Neil Hamilton, Regional Coordinator, UNSCR 1540 / UN, CARICOM

Key issues:

  • The HCoC in the broader regional non-proliferation framework
  • Non-proliferation and disarmament: perspectives and priorities from the region
  • Challenges and relevance of the Code for Caribbean countries

Three viewpoints on ballistic missiles and dual-use technologies

Moderator: Ms Emmanuelle Maitre, Research Fellow, FRS
Presenters:

  • Dr Dinshaw Mistry, Professor of international relations, University of Cincinnati
  • Ms Lovely Umayam, Research Analyst and Project Manager, Stimson Center
  • Mr Paul Wohrer, Research Fellow, FRS

Key issues:

  • Ballistic proliferation: a global risk
  • Securing non-proliferation objectives while acting in favor or development and trade: the case of missiles
  • Convergences and divergences between civilian and military technologies: the case of launchers

Concluding remarks

  • Mr Alexandre Houdayer, Secretary General, FRS
  • Mr Michael Penny, Senior Official, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Saint Kitts and Nevis