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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