Agnieszka Lukaszczyk Speaks on the Rationale Behind International Codes of Conduct and Their Role in Enhancing International Security
Thursday, December 13, 2012
United Nations Institute for Disarmamanet research (UNIDIR) organized a half-day regional seminar, co-sponsored by the Japanese Government, entitled “Ensuring Asia-Pacific’s Secure and Sustainable Use of Space: The role of norms of behaviour”. In the light of the European Union’s recent announcement of the launch of an ad hoc diplomatic process for the negotiation of an International Code of Conduct, this event discussed the concept of a code for outer space activities, explored key content aspects of a code and provided a platform for discussion of the application of such an initiative in an Asia-Pacific context. The seminar was be held on 12 December 2012 at the Berjaya Times Square Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia immediately following the Japanese-Government sponsored “Workshop on the Protection of the Space Environment”.
Brussels Office Director Agnieszka Lukaszczyk gave a presentation titled "International Codes of Conuct - Why Bother?", addressing the topic of those elements which might be featured in an international code in order to ensure its effectiveness given the current threats to the long-term sustainability of outer space.