WHAT'S NEW IN INES?
Dateline: March 20, 2000
This is a weekly electronic information service of the International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility
Editor: Tobias Damjanov, e-mail: < >
INES homepage: http://inesglobal.org
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INES Chair: Prof. Armin Tenner < >
INES Congress 2000
''Challenges for Science and Engineering in the 21st Century''
Stockholm, 14-18 June 2000
INES 2000 Conference Secretariat: mailto:
CONTENTS of WNII No. 10/2000
MEMBER ORGANISATIONS' AND PROJECT GROUPS' NEWS
"INES Newsletter" No. 28 out now
The "INES Newsletter" No. 28/February 2000 has the following contents:
- Science and the future of the biosphere (Peter Weish)
- INES regional contacts
- Nuclear physics and peace at the threshold of the 21st century (Martin B. Kalinowski)
- An open letter to the leaders of all non-nuclear weapon states (David Krieger)
- New INES members
- Have you ever been to Korea? (Sandra Striewski)
- University crisis in Mexico (Alberto Salazar Martínez)
- Challenges for Science and Engineering in the 21st Century
The "INES Newsletter" is edited by Armin Tenner, Buziaustraat 18, 1068 KN Amsterdam, The Netherlands Tel/Fax: , e-mail: A pure ASCII version is available for distribution by e-mail. Ask the "INES Newsletter" editor to put you on his distribution list.
The "INES Newsletter" is also available at: http://inesglobal.org
"The SEU TIMES" No 2 (11) - February 2000
"The SEU TIMES" is the electronic newsletter of the "Socio-Ecological Union", one of the Russian INES member organisations. This year's February issue has the following contents:
- Rostov nuclear power plant speeding up the disaster
- Genetically Engineered Foods. Are we ready to take possible risks?
- No water will be stolen from Novgorod Forests
- Armenian forests are at stake
- SEU Forest Campaign (see also: http://www.forest.ru )
- 10 years of Ecodefense
- The Kasimov Alternative
Editor: Sviatoslav Zabelin < > Previous issues of "The SEU Times" may be found at "The Online Gadfly": http://www.igc.org/gadfly
"IPB News" March 2000
"IPB News" is the regular magazine published by the International Peace Bureau, one of the international organisations of which INES is a member.
The 24-page March 2000 issue carries the following main articles:
- International Appeal to End War in Congo
- Chechnya: protests, aid and human rights
- Infos on the IPB Triennial Conference, Paris, 12-15 October 2000
- IPB Promotes Peace Education Campaign
- Hague Appeal for Peace Focuses on Agenda Implementation and Peace Education
- International Year For A Culture Of Peace mobilizes millions
- Nuclear issues
- Insert: From the NPT to the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons
- Breakthrough at last on under-age soldiers: a new treaty is on the way
- Movement to Ban Small Arms Grows
- a lot of info bits in the section "Around the Movement"
- Landmines Campaign News
plus a lot of resources and the "International Peace Calendar" with announcements of upcoming conferences and seminars around the world.
For copies, contact:
Abolition 2000 homepage: http://www.abolition2000.org
Grassroots News: http://www.napf.org/abolition2000/news/
Briefings on the 2000 NPT Review Conference
Note that I am compiling all "Briefings ." published so far as a separate rtf-file. So if you wish to get an (always updated) overview of what has been published here on the NPT Review Conference, I am able to send you this compilation upon request. T. Damjanov
Abolition 2000 Demands to the NPT Review Conference 2000 After issuing an "Abolition 2000 NPT Call to Action", the international network for the elimination of nuclear weapons (co-founded by INES in 1995) has now published a catalogue of 10 basic demands with regard to the NPT Conference for circulation to NPT delegates and other interested parties.
You can obtain this document either from the WNII editor, or from: Janet Bloomfield, Member, Abolition 2000 Co-Ordinating Committee < >
"Nuclear Disarmament at the Cross-Roads" This was the title of a Conference organized by the Geneva-based NGO Committee for Disarmament. On behalf of INES and INESAP, T. Damjanov participated in this well-attended meeting which basically dealt with both the Conference on Disarmament and the NPT Review Conference. A report on this Conference, as well as on the NGO Committee Meeting, in Geneva, 17-18 March, is available upon request from:
You can get this paper either from the WNII editor or from Bahig Nassar: < >
Web references (II) (for a previous list of Web references see WNII 5/00)
Please note that I did not find enough time to check upon all websites referred to below. The Editor.
- American Nuclear Society: http://www.ans.org/committees/np/
- Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), UK: http://www.cnduk.org/inform~1/treatnpt.html
- Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility: http://www.ccnr.org/index.html
- Center for Defense Information (CDI), USA: http://www.cdi.org
- Coalition to Reduce Nuclear Dangers, USA: A list of treaty documents: http://www.clw.org/pub/clw/coalition/libtreat.html
- Federation of American Scientists (FAS), USA: http://www.fas.org/nuke/control/npt/index.html
- Greenpeace: http://www.greenpeace.org/~intlaw/npt-law.html
Henry L. Stimson Center/ Committee on Nuclear Policy (USA):
- Index: http://www.stimson.org
Documents on the 1995 NPT Review Conference:
- Strengthening the Review Process: http://www.stimson.org/campaign/nptdoc1.htm
- Principles and Objectives: http://www.stimson.org/campaign/nptdoc2.htm
- Extension of the NPT: http://www.stimson.org/campaign/nptdoc3.htm
- The Stimson Project on Eliminating Weapons of Mass Destruction: http://www.stimson.org/pub/stimson/zernuke/wnd-core.htm
- Heritage Foundation (a conservative US think tank): http://www.heritage.org/library/archives/talkpoints/tp9.html
Indian Institute for Defense Studies and Analysis (IDSA):
- Indian analysis on non-proliferation: http://www.idsa-india.org/an-nov8-1.html
- Survival of the non-proliferation regime: http://www.idsa-india.org/an-may9-2.html
International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms (IALANA):
- Main page: http://www.ddh.nl/org/ialana/
- NPT index page: http://www.ddh.nl/org/ialana/nptin.html
Roundtable Discussion on the 2000 NPT Review Conference, New York, 4 Feb 00:
- 1984 Revisited: Rearmament is Disarmament? Comments on Article VI of the Non-Proliferation Treaty: http://www.ddh.nl/org/ialana/npt1.html
- Making it happen: Proposal for an Intersessional Working Group of the Preparatory Committee for the 2000 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons: http://www.ddh.nl/org/ialana/npt3.html
- 1998 Letter to the President and the Delegates of the NPT Preparatory Committee, Re: Fulfillment of Art. I, II of the NPT, NATO-Nuclear Sharing Arrangements and Art. I and II of the NPT: http://www.ddh.nl/org/ialana/sharing.html
- Programme for Promoting Nuclear Non-Proliferation (PPNNP), UK: Huge database: http://www.soton.ac.uk/~ppnn/
- The Implications of South Asia's Nuclear Tests for the Non-proliferation and Disarmament Regimes, A Report of the UNIDIR Conference, Palais des Nations, Geneva, 7-8 September 1998: http://www.unog.ch/UNIDIR/Esasia.htm
- Uranium Institute, UK: Summary of NPT: http://www.uilondon.org/sgnpt.htm
NPT 2000 Statement: A Message from the Middle East The Cairo-based Arab Coordination Centre of NGOs has recently released this Statement which addresses the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. If you wish to obtain this interesting document, contact either: Bahig Nassar (also INESAP member), Coordinator of the Arab Coordination Centre of NGOs: < > or the WNII editor.
VERTIC: Vacancy announcements
The London-based Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (VERTIC) has vacancies for an On-Site Inspection Researcher and an Information Officer/Networker:
- On-Site Inspection Researcher - VERTIC seeks an expert familiar with on-site inspection theory and practice. The successful applicant will conduct an 18-month research project on the modalities, techniques and technology of on-site inspections, spanning the range of international agreements that are of interest to the organisation - principally arms control, disarmament, the environment, and peace accords. He/she will have direct experience of conducting on-site inspections or will have carried out considerable research into the subject. Proficiency in English is essential. The salary range is £22,000-32,000 for a senior researcher, and £15,000-24,000 for a researcher.
- Information Officer/Networker - VERTIC seeks a unique individual to expand its contacts with the outside world - notably the global verification community, governments, the media, and other non-governmental organisations (NGOs) - and to develop further the organisations role as a clearing-house for verification information. Ideally, the successful applicant will have experience of public relations, working with the media and/or outreach programmes. He/she will have an understanding of international politics, preferably in areas relevant to the work of VERTIC. Duties will include maintaining and expanding VERTICs verification network, organising conferences and workshops, managing the promotion and distribution of VERTICs publications, and producing its annual Verification Organisations Directory. Proficiency in English and computer literacy are essential. A one-year contract is offered in the first instance, with the possibility of extension subject to funding. A part-time arrangement may also be considered. The salary range is £15,000-24,000.
Applicants for these positions should send a curriculum vitae and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria and providing the names and full contact details of two referees.
For detailed job descriptions and selection criteria, see VERTICs website at http://www.vertic.org or contact VERTICs Administrator, Angela Woodward < >
The closing date for applications is 31 March 2000.
VERTIC's "Trust & Verify" February 2000
"Trust & Verify" is the regular publication of the Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (VERTIC). Its February issue has the following main articles:
- Verification of the Biological Weapons Convention
- Approaching arms control and verification afresh [on the US Senate decision re CTBT]
Verification Watch: The CTBTO carries on
- Verified decommissioning fizzles in Northern Ireland
- OPANAL seeks new role
- UNMOVIC: Son of UNSCOM
- OSCE verifies radar dismantlement
- Chemical weapon destruction blues
- Book review:Yearbook of International Co-operation on Environment and Development 1999/2000 (London, Earthscan Publications, 1999)
- Science & Technology Scan: Infobits on landmine detection, "sound gun" for on-site inspections, robots to refuel satellites, etc.
and the section "VERTIC News & Events"
For copies, contact: < >
CONFERENCES, MEETINGS, SEMINARS
CASYS'2000 - Fourth International Conference on Computing Anticipatory Systems http://www.ulg.ac.be/mathgen/CHAOS/CASYS.html
- Date: 7-12 August 2000
- Venue: Liège (Business School), Belgium
- Organized by the Centre for Hyperincursion and Anticipation in Ordered Systems (CHAOS), Belgium
- Sponsored by: World Organisation of Systems and Cybernetics, International Association for Cybernetics, Systems Science European Union, Washington Evolutionary Systems Society
Topics of Symposiums/Sessions:
- Anticipatory Computing Applied to: Epistemology, Logic, Category Theory, Catastrophe Theory, Chaos, Fractal, Mathematical Systems, Physical Systems, Quantum Mechanics, Relativity Theory, Cosmology, Neural Networks, Cognitive Sciences, Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Life, Music, Imaging, Language, Psychology, Medicine, Sociology, Biology, Ecology, Economics, Management, Genetic Algorithms, Computing Systems, Recursive Systems, Incursive and Hyperincursive Systems, Self-referential Systems, Holistic Systems and Reductionism, Locality and Non-locality, Soft Computing, Systems Modeling, Simulation, Optimisation, Information Systems, Control Theory, Robotics, Engineering Systems, Aesthetics and Architecture.
For more details, mailto:
Global Solidarity: The Way to Peace and International Cooperation Annual conference of the UN Department of Public Information and Non Governmental Organizing Committee
- Date: 28-30 August 2000
- Venue: New York City (UN headquarters)
Sessions will be held on:
- The 90's: Actions Not Promises - implementation of action plans of the major UN and NGO conferences of the 1990's
- The New Democratic Diplomacy: Putting Governments, Civil Society and the UN to Work
- Humanitarian Intervention: Roles for Civil Society
- Best Practices: Actions that Advance our Shared Agenda
- Economic Pathways to Peace
- The Secretary General, Kofi Annan and President of the General Assembly, Dr. Theo Ben Gurirab will both speak.
For more details, contact The Hague Appeal for Peace - New York Office, c/o IWTC: mailto:
INES WEB AND E-MAIL SERVICE
No new or changed email or web addresses in this issue. All INES e-mail addresses and homepages are available upon request from: < >
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