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
Issue Briefs

The HCoC and Space

The New Space trend – an ongoing innovative transformation of the space sector – has led to a rise of investment in small launch systems. While an increasing number of nations are gaining access to space, the number of private sector entities investing in this domain is also rising. Meanwhile, small space launch vehicles and ballistic missiles rely on increasingly similar technologies.

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Issue Briefs

The HCoC and South Asia

India’s and Pakistan’s ballistic missiles are mostly designed as delivery vehicles for their nuclear weapons. While intrinsically linked to their national security, ballistic missiles also have regional security implications for South Asia. Non-proliferation and arms control efforts have so far been aimed at the bilateral level. Subscription to other instruments including the HCoC remains low in the region, although India joined the HCoC in 2016.

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Issue Briefs

The Hague Code of Conduct in the Middle East

The HCoC holds special significance in the Middle East as the region is fraught with the development of ballistic arsenals, the use of missiles on the battlefield and the proliferation of such systems towards both states and non-state actors. Moreover, several ballistic missile programmes have been closely associated with WMD acquisition.

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