New York outreach side event on HCoC 2013

11 October 2013

On 11 October 2013, the FRS organised, on behalf of the European Union, an outreach event in support of both the HCoC and ballistic missile non-proliferation. This meeting took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, in the margins of the UN General Assembly First Committee.



  • Amb. Jacek BYLICA, Principal Advisor and Special Envoy for Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, European External Action Service
    • EU action to promote the non-proliferation of WMD delivery systems
  • Amb. Toshiro OZAWA, Permanent Representative of Japan to the International Organisations in Vienna; HCoC Chair
    • The role of HCoC and the aims for the Japanese presidency
  • Camille GRAND, Director, Foundation for Strategic Research
    • Assessing and responding to current and future threats posed by ballistic missile proliferation
Research Papers

Hypersonic missiles: Evolution or revolution for missile non-proliferation and arms control instruments?

After listing major programmes and key drivers beyond the acquisition of these technologies, this paper considers their development under the prism of arms control, and analyses whether current mechanisms (non-proliferation arrangements, bilateral arms control treaties and confidence-building measures) dealing with missiles are adapted to these weapons.

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Issue Briefs

The HCoC and Southeast Asian States

Only three out of ten Southeast Asian states have joined the HCoC to date (the Philippines, Cambodia and Singapore). This limited rate is noteworthy as Southeast Asia is increasingly concerned by the ongoing ballistic missile competition in broader Asia. Moreover, the region is actively investing to benefit from space technologies.

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