Side event in the margins of the HCoC Annual Regular Meeting in Vienna

On 28 May 2018, the FRS organised a lunchtime side event in the margins of the HCoC Annnual Regular Meeting (ARM) in Vienna. This workshop, which gathered both subscribing and non-subscribing states to the HCoC, was particularly focused on dealing with the missile threat in South Asia.

Welcoming remarks

Mr Alexandre Houdayer, Secretary General, FRS
Mr Georgios Kritikos, Deputy Head of Division, Disarmament, Non-proliferation and Arms Export Control, EEAS

The role of the HCoC in dealing with the current ballistic missile landscape

Presenters:
Amb. Marek Szczygieł, Ambassador at large, Department for UN and Human Rights, MFA of Poland, Outgoing HCoC Chair
Amb. Eva Walder, Ambassador for Disarmament, MFA of Sweden, Incoming HCoC Chair

The role of confidence-building measures in dealing with missile threat: the case of South Asia

Presenters:
Dr Zafar Nawaz Jaspal, Associate Professor, School of Politics and International Relations, Quaid-I-Azam University
Dr Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu, Associate Professor, Center for Global Affairs, New York University
Ms Emmanuelle Maitre, Research Fellow, FRS

Key issues:

  • The role of bilateral and multilateral CBMs in dealing with the missile threat in the region
  • Contribution of the Code to the promotion the peaceful use of launching technologies in the field of space
  • Further steps to prevent the proliferation of ballistic systems in South Asia and deal with the threat

Discussion