HCoC Latin America & Caribbean outreach seminar 2014

On 1 July 2014, the FRS organised, on behalf of the European Union, a regional outreach seminar to raise awareness of ballistic missile proliferation and encourage discussions on perspectives to better address the ballistic missile proliferation threat at a regional level. This event was held in collaboration with the Republic of Peru, at the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Lima. See all event pictures

Welcoming remarks

Mr Alexandre Houdayer, Secretary General, Foundation for Strategic Research
H.E. Ms Irene Horejs , Head of Delegation, Delegation of the European Union to Peru
Ambassador Juan Fernando Rojas Samanez, Vice Minister of Foreign Relations, Republic of Peru

Session 1: The regional strategic environment

Dr Raúl Benítez Manaut, Professor, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
Mr Andrés Gómez de la Torre Rotta, Professor and Former Director, National School of Intelligence, Lima

  • Arms control and regional security
  • Security and missile technologies in the region

Session 2: Regional dynamics concerning space-launch and ballistic technologies

Dr Xavier Pasco, Senior Research Fellow, Foundation for Strategic Research
Dr Gustavo Henríquez Camacho, Secretary General, Space Agency of Peru
Ms Rosa María Ramírez de Arellano y Haro, Deputy Director of Foreign Affairs and Space Security, Mexican Space Agency

  • Issues arising from dual-use technologies and related strategies
  • Regional ballistic and space-launch programmes and capabilities

Session 3: The Hague Code of Conduct against the Proliferation of Ballistic Missiles (HCoC): universality, implementation and visibility

Ambassador Jacek Bylica, Principal Advisor and Special Envoy for Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, European External Action Service
Minister Hugo Flores, Director for Defence and Security, Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Mr Hellmut Lagos, Deputy Permanent Representative of Chile to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Vienna

  • The EU Strategy to combat the proliferation of WMD delivery systems
  • Presentation by current HCoC Chair of progress and challenges relating to HCoC universality, implementation and visibility
  • The role of the Code and other TCBMs in regional dynamics and the regional security environment

Concluding Remarks

Dr Xavier Pasco, Senior Research Fellow, Foundation for Strategic Research