Vienna outreach side event on HCoC

28 May 2014

On 28 May 2014, the FRS organised, on behalf of the European Union, an outreach event in support of both the HCoC and ballistic missile non-proliferation. This meeting took place at the Vienna International Centre in the margins of the HCoC annual meeting of subscribing states.

AGENDA

WELCOMING REMARKS 

  • Alexandre HOUDAYER, Secretary General, Foundation for Strategic Research
  • H.E. Györgyi Martin ZANATHY, Permanent Representative of the European Union to the International Organisations in Vienna

 

ROUND TABLE I: THE HCoC: UNIVERSALITY, IMPLEMENTATION & VISIBILITY 

  • H.E. Toshiro OZAWA, Permanent Representative of Japan to the International Organisations in Vienna; Outgoing HCoC Chair
    • The role of HCoC and activities carried out during the Japanese Presidency
  • Edgar PÉREZ ALVÁN, Minister Counsellor, Chargé d’Affaires, Permanent Delegation of Peru to the International Organisations in Vienna; Incoming HCoC Chair
    • Perspectives for HCoC and aims for the Peruvian Presidency
  • Dr. Mark SMITH, Programme Director, Defence and Security, Wilton Park
    • Current and future challenges facing HCoC and the potential means of enhancing its role

 

ROUND TABLE II: HCoC IN THE REGIONAL SECURITY ENVIRONMENT 

  • Dr. Han HUA, Director, Center for Arms Control and Disarmament, Peking University School of International Studies
    • Chinese perceptions of the issues and trends in the ballistic field, HCoC and the regional security environment
  • Animesh ROUL, Executive Director, Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict, New Delhi
    • Indian perceptions of the issues and trends in the ballistic field, HCoC and the regional security environment
Research Papers

Ballistic missiles and conventional strike weapons: Adapting the HCoC to address the dissemination of conventional ballistic missiles

The Hague Code of Conduct aims at curbing the proliferation of missiles capable of carrying weapons of mass destruction. Today, with an important increase in ranges, these weapons are more and more used for a conventional mission, by a variety of states. This dissemination illustrates the fact that many stakeholders master the technologies necessary to build and sustain these weapons. But it also raises questions on the possible destabilising effects of these arsenals, even when they are not linked to WMDs.

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