No. 15/1999

Dateline: 11 April 1999

WNII is an electronic information service of INES,
the International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility

Editor: Tobias Damjanov, e-mail: < >
INES homepage: http://www.mindspring.com/~us016262/ines.html
INES International Office < >
INES Chair Prof. Armin Tenner < >


INES Congress 2000

''Challenges for Science and Engineering in the 21st Century''

Stockholm, 14-18 June 2000


Congress-related queries: mailto < >


No new or changed email or web addresses in this issue. NOTE: All INES e-mail addresses and homepages are available upon request from:  < >


Do not forget to inform us about changes of your email address or your homepage!


Stefan Bjoernson (Sweden) writes:


It is now time to set up distribution lists for announcements of the INES2000 conference. Can you please provide me with any e-mail addresses you have for groups or individuals, who you think would be interested in the topics of this conference?      Theme areas:

A. The culture of science and engineering and individual responsibility;

B. Science and engineering for a finite world;

C. Restructuring economy in a global context;

D. Steps towards war prevention and lasting peace.                                                                                                         Thanks in advance

Stefan Bjoernson

Baltzars Vag 5, 14945 Nynashamn, Sweden; +46-8-52018308, +46-70-7593951


 From the editor re: NATO and Yugoslavia

Dear readers,

In order to keep "What's New In INES?" readable, I have decided not to publish here all sources and references available with regard to this terrible conflict. Instead, I can make available a list of articles, web references, statements and appeals, including a daily update. If you wish to receive this, send me an email with "NATO List" in the subject line. Yours,

Tobias Damjanov

Please note:  There will be a EUROPEAN ANTI-WAR FORUM of NGOs in Paris on Friday 16 April 1999. For further details, please contact Daniel Durand (French Peace Movement) at:  mailto: or: mailto:


Statement Syndicat National des Chercheurs Scientifiques (France), 27.3.1999 ^

The French INES member organisation "Syndicat National des Chercheurs Scientifiques" (SNCS) has adopted Statement concerning the NATO bombardment in Yugoslavia. The document ("Les Bombardements de l'OTAN ne sont pas la bonne reponse aux exactions des Forces Armees Serbes") is available in French either through the WNII editor or directly from SNCS at:


 USA: Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (NAPF), The Sunflower, No. 23, April 1999   http://www.wagingpeace.org/the_sunflower.html

The latest edition of The Sunflower covers the following:



Millennium Eco-Communities/Eco-Watch Online ^

Starting April 12th, an on-line forum on the Millennium Eco-Communities web site  http://www.ec.gc.ca/eco/specialist_e.htm will feature information on what's being done, how to get involved, what results might mean, what others are doing and above all... an exchange of ideas!

Dès le 12 avril, un forum en ligne dans le site Web des Éco-collectivités du millénaire http://www.ec.gc.ca/eco/specialist_f.htm présentera de l'information sur ce qui se fait, comment y prendre part, la signification possible des résultats et ce que font les autres. Avant tout, il fournira l'occasion d'un échange d'idées!



Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) Sign-on Letter ^

In September 1998, governments of the Western Hemisphere launched negotiations for a Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). Governments plan to negotiate investment rules as part of the FTAA. These investment rules will likely follow the model of the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI) and North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). To show civil society opposition to MAI or NAFTA style investment rules, a number of NGOs have drafted a letter to governments for endorsement by NGOs, unions and popular organizations throughout the western hemisphere. Please email names of organizations endorsing the letter to mailto: by April 16, 1999.

An English and a Spanish version of this Letter is available from the WNII editor.

UN Panel Reports on Iraq released

On 7 April, the reports of the panel on disarmament and current and future ongoing monitoring and verification issues; the panel on the current humanitarian situation in Iraq, and the panel on prisoners of war and Kuwaiti property were released. For further details, go to:  http://www.un.org/Depts/dhl/da/dad.htm and  http://www.un.org/News/briefings/docs/1999/19990407.db040799.html

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