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

12 October 2018

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.




  • Amb. Ann-Sofie NILSSON, Ambassador for Disarmament and Non-proliferation; Sweden, HCoC Chair
  • 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




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



  • 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



All publications

Making the Hague Code of Conduct Relevant

The Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation, the Missile Technology Control Regime and United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 each contribute to the international regime for the nonproliferation of ballistic missiles. The three instruments aim at controlling both horizontal and vertical proliferation.

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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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