Regional Seminar on HCoC in Djibouti

26 September 2019

On 26 September 2019, FRS organised a regional outreach seminar in Djibouti entitled « Dealing with missile proliferation: one side of the non-proliferation and disarmament regime » with the support of IGAD and UNREC.

AGENDA

WELCOMING REMARKS 

  • Mr Alexandre HOUDAYER, Secretary General, FRS
  • Mr Patrick GEYSEN, Head of the Political, Press and Information Section, Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Djibouti

 

I/ CONTRIBUTION OF THE UNREC IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PERTINENT NON-PROLIFERATION INSTRUMENTS BY AFRICAN STATES 

  • Ms Maïté FRANCOIS, Judicial Affairs Specialist, UNREC

 

II/ THE HCoC: KEY INSTRUMENT TO PROMOTE CONFIDENCE IN THE FIELD OF WMD DELIVERY VEHICULES 

MODERATOR:

  • Ms Agnès LEVALLOIS, Senior Research Fellow, FRS

PRESENTERS:

  • Amb. Kjersti Ertresvaag ANDERSEN, Ambassador of Norway to Austria, HCoC Chair, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
  • Mr Alexandre HOUDAYER, Secretary General, FRS
  • Amb. Georg PÖSTINGER, Ambassador of Austria to Saudi Arabia, representative of the HCOC Immediate Central Contact (ICC), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Austria

 

KEY ISSUES:

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

 

III/ THE PROLIFERATION OF MISSILES, A REGIONAL THREAT? 

MODERATOR:

  • Mr Alexandre HOUDAYER, Secretary General, FRS

 

PRESENTERS:

  • Ms Agnès LEVALLOIS, Senior Research Fellow, FRS
  • Dr Sitki EGELI, Assistant Professor, Izmir University of Economics
  • Mr Jean MASSON, Research Fellow, FRS

 

KEY ISSUES:

  • Missile proliferation in the Gulf of Aden: what dynamics?
  • Trafficking and missiles proliferation risks in the Horn of Africa
  • The role of transparency instruments in the case of missiles

 

IV/ INSERTING THE HCoC IN REGIONAL NON-PROLIFERATION & DISARMAMENT PRIORITIES 

MODERATOR:

  • Mr Hervé-Jude SIABI, Program Manager, UNREC

 

PRESENTERS:

  • Mr Noël STOTT, Senior Researcher, Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (VERTIC)
  • Mr Khalid ABDELRAHMAN, Head of Security Institutions Capacity Building, Security Sector Program, Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
  • Dr Susan MWANGI, Professor, Kenyatta University

 

KEY ISSUES:

  • Eastern African priorities on non-proliferation and disarmament
  • Regional efforts to enhance non-proliferation norms: from SALW to WMD
  • Combining non-proliferation with peace and development in the Horn of Africa

 

PERSPECTIVES & CONCLUSION 

Other publications

The Hague Code of Conduct Against Ballistic Missile Proliferation: “Lessons Learned” for the European Union Draft Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities

Concerns about the harm caused upon orbiting space objects – whether intentional or accidental – have increased in recent years, as well as the emerging awareness that the security and safety of national satellites – of vital importance for modern societies but at the same time so vulnerable – relies on a collective effort. In December 2008 the EU responded to these concerns by adopting a Draft Code of Conduct (EU Draft CoC) for outer space activities.

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