Geneva outreach side event on HCoC 2015

18 March 2015

On 18 March 2015, the FRS organised, on behalf of the European Union, an outreach event in support of the HCoC and ballistic missile non-proliferation. This meeting took place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, in the margins of the Conference on Disarmament.

AGENDA

WELCOMING REMARKS 

  • Camille GRAND, Director, Foundation for Strategic Research
  • Jarmo SAREVA, Director, UNIDIR

 

OPENING REMARKS 

  • Andras KOS, Head, Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Security, Permanent Delegation of the European Union to the International Organisations in Geneva
  • María Antonia MASANA, Deputy Permanent Representative of Peru to the United Nations and other international organisations in Geneva

 

I/ ROUND TABLE 1: CURRENT & FUTURE CHALLENGES RELATED TO BALLISTIC MISSILE NON-PROLIFERATION AND ARMS CONTROL

  • Camille GRAND, Director, Foundation for Strategic Research
  • Dr. Pavel PODVIG, Senior Research Associate, UNIDIR

 

II/ ROUND TABLE 2: THE HCoC: UNIVERSALITY, IMPLEMENTATION & VISIBILITY 

  • Caroline WÖRGÖTTER, Counsellor (Disarmament), Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations in Geneva
  • Alexandre HOUDAYER, Secretary General, Foundation for Strategic Research
Research Papers

Harnessing Transparency Potential for Missile Non-Proliferation

Information is key for non-proliferation efforts. But the times when information was the exclusive purview of governments are over. Affordable, commercial and open-source monitoring capabilities empower states and societies alike, while challenging the ability of governments to preserve secrecy. Technological democratisation means that information is practically becoming a public good. And it allows for unprecedented transparency.

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Other publications

Making the Hague Code of Conduct Relevant

The Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation, the Missile Technology Control Regime and United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 each contribute to the international regime for the nonproliferation of ballistic missiles. The three instruments aim at controlling both horizontal and vertical proliferation.

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