HCoC Regional Seminar in Livingstone, Zambia

On 19 July 2019, the FRS organised a regional outreach seminar in Livingstone entitled « Dealing with missile proliferation: one side of the non-proliferation and disarmament regime. » 

Pictures of this event are available here.

Welcoming remarks

  • Mr Alexandre HOUDAYER, Secretary General, FRS
  • Mr Eliphas CHINYONGA, Assistant Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Zambia
  • Mr Matteo SIRTORI, EU Delegation in Zambia

UNREC Contribution to the implementation of pertinent non-proliferation instruments by African States

  • Mr Mouhammed-Awali IBOURAIMA, Disarmament Project Manager / STG, UNREC
  • Coffee break and group picture

The Hague Code of Conduct: a key instrument to promote confidence in the field of WMD delivery vehicles

MODERATOR: Ms Emmanuelle MAITRE, Research Fellow, FRS

PRESENTERS:

  • Mr Alexandre HOUDAYER, Secretary General, FRS
  • Mr George-Wilhelm GALLHOFER, Minister, Head of Nuclear Disarmament, IAEA, CTBTO         and NPT, Immediate Central Contact of the HCoC, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Austria
  • Ms Bodil BAKKEN, Senior Adviser, Section for Export Control, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
  • Ms Thato Mapuleng MOKITIMI, Legal Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lesotho

KEY ISSUES:

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

Lunch

Inserting the HCoC into regional non-proliferation and disarmament priorities

MODERATOR: Mr Mouhammed-Awali IBOURAIMA, Disarmament Project Manager / STG, UNREC

PRESENTERS:

  • Ms Emmanuelle MAITRE, Research Fellow, FRS
  • Prof. Anna-Mart van WYK, Professor, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Johannesburg
  • Dr Nelson ALUSALA, Research Consultant, ISS Africa

KEY ISSUES:

  • Southern African priorities on non-proliferation and disarmament
  • Missile proliferation, a threat for Africa?
  • Implementing the Code as part of a non-proliferation and disarmament national strategy

Coffee break

Combining non-proliferation and development

MODERATOR: Mr Jean Bosco RUMONGI, Political Affairs Officer, UNREC

PRESENTERS:

  • Mr Paul WOHRER, Research Fellow, FRS
  • Dr Guy LAMB, Director of Safety and Violence Initiative, University of Cape Town

KEY ISSUES:

  • Fostering technological development and trade through non-proliferation
  • Enabling the peaceful exploration of space thanks to transparency and confidence-building measures

Perspectives and conclusion

  • Mr Alexandre HOUDAYER, Secretary General, FRS
  • Mr Jean Bosco RUMONGI, Political Affairs Officer, UNREC