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

10 October 2016

On 10 October 2016, 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 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly 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



  • H.E. Jacek BYLICA, Special Envoy for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, European External Action Service
    • EU action to promote the non-proliferation of WMD delivery systems
  • H.E. Kairat ABDRAKHMANOV, Permanent Representative to the UN in New York; HCoC Chair
    • Perspectives for HCoC and aims for the Presidency of Kazakhstan
  • Alexandre HOUDAYER, Secretary General, Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique
    • Implementation, universalization, challenges of the HCoC



  • Dr. Dinshaw MISTRY, Professor of International Relations, University of Cincinnati and author, “Containing Missile Proliferation”
    • Current threats and trends in ballistic missile proliferation



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Ballistic missile proliferation: what should be the role of a small state?

On 15 January 2019, the Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka (INSSSL) and the FRS held a South Asia Regional Seminar “Dealing with the missile threat in South Asia” with the support of the European Union. This explainer on ballistic missile proliferation explains a few key aspects of the Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation (HCOC) in relation to small states with special reference to Sri Lanka.

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