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Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation (HCOC)

Canada is one of 130 states around the world that subscribe to the Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation, a politically binding arrangement to prevent and curb the proliferation of ballistic missiles. Subscribers commit to restrain the development, testing and deployment of ballistic missiles, and to reduce national holdings of these missiles.

Subscribers also commit to:

  • an annual declaration on ballistic missile and space programs and policies (Canadian Declaration); and
  • prior notification of launches of missiles and space vehicles.

Canada is convinced that the international community must seek new approaches – both in and out of the MTCR and the HCOC – to create new global measures to build confidence and norms on missile activity. At the United Nations and other pertinent multilateral forums, Canada advocates proactive engagement on missile proliferation.

The full Hague Code of Conduct can be found on the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website which serves as the HCOC website.

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Date Modified:
2012-09-18