Latin America and Caribbean regional seminar on HCoC

25 April 2017

On 25 April 2017, the FRS organised, on behalf of the European Union, a regional outreach seminar in Santiago (Chile) to raise awareness of ballistic missile proliferation and encourage discussions on perspectives to better address the ballistic missile proliferation threat at a regional level.

AGENDA

WELCOMING REMARKS 

  • Alexandre HOUDAYER, Secretary General, Foundation for Strategic Research
  • Dr. Xavier PASCO, Director, Foundation for Strategic Research
  • H.E. Ambassador Stella ZERVOUDAKI, Head of the European Union Delegation in Chile
  • H.E. Ambassador Alfredo LABBÉ, Especial Envoy for Nuclear and International Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chile

 

I/ THE HCoC AGAINST THE PROLIFERATION OF BALLISTIC MISSILES: CONFIDENCE BUILDING MEASURE & PART OF THE NON-PROLIFERATION REGIME

PRESENTERS:

  • Zhangeldy SYRYMBET, First Secretary, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Vienna (Chair of the HCoC)
  • H.E. Ambassador Joachim ÖPPINGER, Austrian Ambassador to Chile
  • Michael PENNY, Senior Foreign Service Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Alexandre HOUNDAYER, Secretary General, Foundation for Strategic Research

KEY ISSUES:

  • Presentation of the Code: its main provisions
  • The concrete meaning of implementing the HCoC
  • The HCoC in the region: positions and evolution
  • Relevance of joining the HCoC in relation to regional non-proliferation policies
  • Successes and challenges of the HCoC in today’s environment

II/ PROMOTING DISARMAMENT & NON-PROLIFERATION IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN: TRENDS, EVOLUTIONS & THE SPECIFIC ISSUE OF BALLISTIC PROLIFERATION

PRENSENTERS:

  • Mônica HERZ, Associate Professor, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro Institute of International Relations
  • Dr. Rodrigo ÁLVAREZ VALDÉS, Research Fellow, Universidad de Santiago de Chile
  • Fernando GARCIA ROBLES, Expert, Mexico (in his own personal capacity)
  • Raúl BENÍTEZ MANAUT, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

 

KEY ISSUES:

  • The steps taken in the region to fight the proliferation of WMDs and their means of delivery
  • Confidence-building measures as a way to improve international security, non-proliferation and disarmament
  • Issues arising from dual-use technologies and related strategies: the specific case of ballistic missiles

 

III/ CURRENT TRENDS CONCERNING SPACE LAUNCH TECHNOLOGIES & CAPABILITIES: DYNAMICS OF SPACE LAUNCH & FUTURE USES OF SPACE APPLICATIONS

  • Dr. Xavier PASCO, Director, Foundation for Strategic Research
  • Dr. Luis ZEA, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala
  • Major Daniel MORAGA, Ministry of Defence of Chile

 

KEY ISSUES:

  • Space development in the region
  • The characteristics of the development of space launch technologies
  • The evolution of the satellite industry and its impact upon the space launch sector

 

CONCLUDING REMARKS 

  • Dr. Xavier PASCO, Director, Foundation for Strategic Research
  • H.E. Ambassador Alfredo LABBÉ, Especial Envoy for Nuclear and International Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chile
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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