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

On 12 October 2018, 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 73rd 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
proliferation.

Welcoming remarks

    Amb. Ann-Sofie NILSSON, Ambassador for Disarmament and Nonproliferation; Sweden, HCoC Chair
    Mr Alexandre HOUDAYER, Secretary General, Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique
    Amb. Jacek BYLICA, Principal Advisor and Special Envoy for Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, European External Action Service

Current state and perspectives of multilateral instruments curbing ballistic proliferation

Presenters:

    Ms Emmanuelle MAITRE, Research Fellow, Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique
    Mr Raphaël PRENAT, Coordinator of the Group of Experts, Committee established pursuant to resolution 1540 (2004)
    Prof. Waheguru Pal Singh SIDHU, Associate Professor, Center for Global Affairs, New York University

Key issues:

    UN initiatives to curb ballistic proliferation
    The integration of the HCoC in the multilateral norms to deal with ballistic proliferation
    Challenges and perspectives to address ballistic missile proliferation

Discussion