Regional Seminar on HCoC in Livingstone, Zambia

19 July 2019

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. » 

AGENDA

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 

 

I/ UNREC CONTRIBUTION TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PERTINENT NON-PROLIFERATION INSTRUMENTS BY AFRICAN STATES 

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

 

II/ THE HCoC: KEY INSTRUMENT TO PROMOTE CONFIDENCE IN THE FIELD OF WMD DELIVERY VEHICULES 

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

 

III/ INSERTING HCoC INTO REGIONAL NON-PROLIFERATION & 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

 

IV/ COMBINING NON-PROLIFERATION & 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 & CONCLUSIONS 

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

The Hague Code of Conduct and Space

This paper considers the dual approach of the Code by analysing the similarities between launchers and ballistic missiles in light of new technical developments, and assessing the risk of missile technology proliferation. It also assesses the new trends and developments in the space sector that may have an impact on the ability of the HCoC to remain relevant in its efforts to curb the proliferation of ballistic launchers.

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