Vienna outreach side event on HCoC

2 June 2016

On 2 June 2016, 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.



  • Dr. Yves BOYER, Deputy Director, Foundation for Strategic Research
  • H.E. Didier LENOIR, Permanent Representative of the European Union to the International Organisations in Vienna



  • H.E. Mark BAILEY, Permanent Representative of Canada to the International Organisations in Vienna; Outgoing HCoC Chair
    • The role of HCoC and activities carried out during the Canadian Presidency
  • H.E. Kairat SARYBAY, Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to the International Organisations in Vienna; Incoming HCoC Chair
    • Perspectives for HCoC and aims for the Presidency of Kazakhstan



  • Michael ELLEMAN, Consulting Senior Fellow, IISS
    • Current threats and trends in ballistic missile proliferation
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The HCoC: relevance to African states

The Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation (HCoC), which came into effect on 25 November 2002, aims to strengthen efforts to curb ballistic missile proliferation worldwide, thereby supplementing the Missile Technology Control Regime, which restricts access to technologies needed to develop such systems. Ballistic missiles are the favoured delivery vehicles for weapons of mass destruction and therefore have a destabilising effect on regional and global security.

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Research Papers

The use of the existing WMD free zones as an exemple and a potential Framework for further initiatives banning ballistic missiles

Taken as a wide-ranging notion, weapons of mass destruction (WMD) have not produced significant instruments in international security over time, UNSCR1540 being an exception. As such, there are no existing WMD free zones (WMDFZ) which can be used as examples and as potential frameworks for further initiatives banning ballistic missiles.

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