Side event on HCoC in the margins of the NPT in New York

8 May 2015

On 8 May 2015, on behalf of the European Union, the FRS organised a side event on the Hague Code of Conduct and Ballistic Missile Non-Proliferation, in the margins of the NPT Review Conference in New York.

This event, which took place at the United Nations headquarters, included a series of presentations followed by a discussion, and brought together representatives from both subscribing and non-subscribing States, and officials from the European Union, with a view to raising awareness of the Code with regard to non-subscribing States and discussing the current and future trends and challenges pertaining to ballistic missile proliferation.



  • H.E. Györgyi Martin ZANATHY, Permanent Representative of the European Union to the International Organisations in Vienna
    • EU action to promote the nonproliferation of WMD delivery systems
  • H.E. Gustavo MEZA-CUADRA VELÁSQUEZ, Permanent Representative of Peru to the United Nations
    • The role of the HCoC and an assessment of the Peruvian Presidency
  • Camille GRAND, Director, Foundation for Strategic Research
    • An assessment of current and future trends in ballistic missile proliferation
  • Dr. Mark SMITH, Programme Director, Wilton Park
    • Responding to the threat posed by ballistic missile proliferation – the HCoC and beyond
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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