Dateline: July 6, 2000

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INES Congress 2000

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

Stockholm, 14-18 June 2000


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CONTENTS of WNII No. 16/2000


USA: Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (NAPF), The Sunflower, No. 38,  July 2000 
Back issues: http://www.wagingpeace.org/sf/index.html

The July issue of The Sunflower covers the following:  

UPDATE: Triennial Meeting of the International Peace Bureau (IPB)  

This conference is a major follow up event to the Hague Appeal for Peace (May 1999) and also a contribution to the International Year for the Culture of Peace.   Suggestions for speakers, interpreters, cultural presentations etc are welcome, but please be aware that the conference budget is a limited  one.  
Local contact in Paris: Anick Sicart (Appel des Cent pour la Paix): 
For regular updates consult the IPB website:  http://www.ipb.org   

INES is an IPB member organisation. Founded in 1899, IPB is the oldest and the most comprehensive of the international peace federations -  covering issues ranging from nuclear weapons and small arms to conflict  resolution and peace education.


European mailinglist on arms trade   

The European Network Against Arms Trade (ENAAT) agreed at its last meeting in Tampere to create an ENAAT mailing list to inform each other about arms trade news important for other groups (in the network) as well.   The list has been in existence for a few months now. So far, information on arms policies of Finland, the Netherlands, Sweden, the European Parliament  and Commission and arms trade information on India, Pakistan and  Indonesia has been published on the list. However, the list organisers are most interested in widening information by, for example, sharing  news about policies, view-points and arms trade facts from other countries, as well; and it can be a way of learning about the best  practices for lobbying, PR and other activities improving arms trade regulations.   Subscription info:   Subscribe by email (no message needed):   ,   Subscribe by the web:  http://www.egroups.com/group/ENAAT

UNIDIR "disarmament forum" two/2000  

"Small Arms Control: the need for coordination" is the main subject of  "disarmament forum" two/2000 which is published by the UN Institute for Disarmament Research. It consists of the following articles:

Articles are published in English and French.   For a copy, contact:   

Federation of American Scientists urging President Clinton to  abandon the National Missile Defense system  

The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) have issued a letter to US  President Clinton urging that the National Missile Defence system be  abandoned. They state, among other things:   "We and other independent scientists have long argued that   anti-ballistic missile systems, particularly those attempting to intercept re-entry vehicles in space, will inevitably lose in an arms  race of improvements to offensive missiles."   Furthermore, the letter states:   "It would be difficult to persuade Russia or China that the United States is wasting tens of billions of dollars on an ineffective missile system against small states that are unlikely to launch a missile attack on the US.  The Russians and Chinese must therefore conclude that the presently  planned system is a stage in developing a bigger system directed against  them.  They may respond by restarting an arms race in ballistic missiles and having missiles in a dangerous "launch-on-warning" mode."   For the letter in full, contact FAS:    


Sixth Systems Science European School  

A first brochure on the 6th Systems Science European School is available from:   Prof. Gianfranco Minati, President of the Italian Association for  Research on Systems (AIRS): 

KnowRight 2000 - InfoEthics Europe   

Organized by the Austrian Computer Society and UNESCO   For more details:   http://www.ocg.at/KR-IE2000.html

Privacy2000: Information and Security in the Digital Age  

For more details,  http://www.privacy2000.org


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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