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<> WNII No. 17/1998 <>
<> WNII is an electronic information service of the <>
<> INTERNATIONAL NETWORK <>
<> OF ENGINEERS AND SCIENTISTS FOR <>
<> GLOBAL RESPONSIBILITY <>
<> (INES) <>
<> Dateline of this issue: 30 August 1998 <>
<> Editor: Tobias Damjanov < > <>
<> INES homepage:http://www.mindspring.com/~us016262/ines.html <>
NOTE THE NEW EMAIL ADDRESS OF THE DORTMUND INES OFFICE !
(The previous one does not exist any longer!)
INES MEMBERSHIP UPDATE
Do not forget to inform us about changes of your email address or your homepage!
================= More on the 1998 INES Council =================
=== > ''Minutes'' available < ===
The Minutes of both the INES Executive Committee Meeting of 24 July and the INES Council Meeting, 24-26 July, are now available.
!!! mailto < >
=== > "Local Agenda 21 and the use of local sustainability indicators" <
An extended text version of the corresponding presentation by Joachim Spangenberg at the Poster Session of the INES Council Meeting is available from: < >
=== > Project Group ''Sustainability and Feminism'' < ===
[_] Co-Convenor Tassy McKay has the following email:
[_] The email address of Co-Convenor Ulrike Otto was misprinted. It reads:
NOTE that Ulrike Otto is also on the INES Executive Committee
=== > Re: Workshop on "New Security Concerns and Approaches'' < ===
David Krieger's paper is now available. He discussed five propositions related to nuclear proliferation and terrorism. These were:
[_] 1. The nuclear testing by India and Pakistan does not constitute nuclear proliferation.
[_] 2. Proliferation of nuclear weapons is virtually assured given the continuation of present policies by the nuclear weapons states.
[_] 3. Nuclear weapons do not provide security.
[_] 4. Arms control agreements have served largely as a "figleaf" of respectability for maintaining the two-tier structure of nuclear "haves" and "have-nots."
[_] 5. Terrorism has become an accepted and integrated part of the national security policies of the nuclear weapons states.
He concluded: "The current situation is fraught with danger. There seems to be a loss of moral bearing in the world. What is most tragic is that an opportunity to abolish nuclear weapons is being squandered in the nuclear weapons states by leaders with a lack of vision and citizens caught in an amoral drift of complacency. In order to change the world before it is too late, these citizens must awaken to their responsibilities as members of the human species and demand change from their governments. Otherwise significant progress toward the elimination of nuclear weapons is unlikely to occur, and the result will be increased nuclear proliferation and terrorism and, as a certainty, disastrous consequences."
!!! mailto < >
============ Member Organisations' + Project Groups' News ============
=== > NEW ZEALAND: Engineers for Social Responsibility (ESR) < ===
ESR regularly publishes a ''Newsletter'' with both organisational information and topical articles. In the July 1998 issue, the Electricity Reforms in NZL are covered. Also, it carries articles on Global Warming and Nuclear Energy (Or ''Who Needs Nuclear Energy?''), landmines and the nuclear tests of India and Pakistan.
So, if you are interested in New Zealand updates, ask for a copy from:
Neil Mander, Newsletter Editor: < >
=== > USA: Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (NAPF) < ===
The latest issue (No 2/Summer 98) of NAPF's journal ''Waging Peace Worldwide'' is mainly devoted to the Indian and Pakistani nuclear tests in May this year (articles by David Krieger and David Cortwright). Also in this issue:
[_] The Joint Declaration ''Toward a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World''
[_] A statement by the Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee
[_] ''It's Time to Abolish Nuclear Arms - It's Too Late Merely to Control Them'' (by Stanley K. Sheinbaum and Alice Slater)
Ask for a copy at:
=== > World Conference of Mayors for Peace through Inter-City Solidarity < ===
Recently, this organisation endorsed the Abolition 2000 Network. The World Conference represents 460 cities in 100 countries and regions (as of July 7, 1998). It publishes a very useful ''Inter-city Solidarity Newsletter'' which, in its issue No. 10/August 10 1998, widely covers the Indian and Pakistani nuclear tests plus briefings on other peace activities of the organisation.
Also, it runs its own ''Hiroshima Peace Site'' homepage which is split into three categories:
[_] A-bomb Eyewitness Testimonies and the Reality of the A-bomb Disasters
[_] Warning: The Current Situation of Nuclear Weapons
[_] The Will to Create Peace
It can be found at:
For more infos, contact the Japan-based Secretariat at:
=== > Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in Europe < ===
The Vienna Peace Bureau together with the Austrian Peace Council are distributing a ''Draft for a Treaty on a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in Europe''. As far as I can tell, there is no electronic mail version available. Also, these organisations do not have an email address. But you could contact them via phone/fax: (43-1) 796 5021 (att: Mr. Andreas Pecha)
[Editor's note: Given there were many requests for this draft, I am ready to retype the document in order to be able to disseminate it via email.]
=== > Re: US-Afghan/Sudan strike August 1998 < ===
Here are some selected Website references:
[_] ''New York Times'': http://www.nytimes.com/library/world/africa/index-us-attack-terror.html
[_]Afghan/Sudan Strike Coverage (Federation of American Scientists): http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/ops/strike_back.htm
[_] Africa News On-Line: http://www.africanews.org
[_] Africa Policy Information Center: http://www.igc.org/apic/index.shtml
[_] Foreign Policy in Focus Project (USA): http://www.foreignpolicy-infocus.org
[_] Sudan News & Views: http://webzone1.co.uk/www/sudan/resource.htm
[_] The Sudan Page: http://www.sudan.net
In addition, I can offer to you a variety of politically quite different articles and assessments on the issue which I collected from incoming emails.
!!! mailto < >
=== > 1999 Hague Appeal / Project MARS < ===
INES Chair Prof. Armin Tenner sent the following information for INES members:
Branka Jovanovic sends me a message in which she proposes to start a peace project in Yugoslavia. She asks for support, also from us. The project has the name MARS (...) and should become part of the Hague Appeal activities [in which INES is involved; Ed.]. The organizer in Yugoslavia is KNJIZEVNA REC, a prominent literary journal. The project is initiated by Marina Blagojevic, a sociology professor in Belgrade. For the text of the proposal
!!! mailto < >
!!! mailto < >
=== > NEW: UNDP-future LIST < ===
The Bureau for Development Policy of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) is opening this new listserver. As to the purpose of this list, Eimi Watanabe, Assistant Administrator and Director of the Bureau, writes among other things:
'' For its part, UNDP sees the approaching year 2000 as a rare opportunity to focus on its past record, its current activities, and ideas for future orientations, approaches and strategies. This is an undertaking which must engage all involved in UNDP's work - including staff at all levels and at all locations, the broad range of development partners with whom we conduct our regular activities, as well as the governments, the private sector and civil society which are the intended beneficiaries of our projects and programmes. Using the new information and communications technologies, we seek to reach out to many of this constituency and to solicit a wide range of views in an open, participatory manner.''
To join UNDP-future List please send an e-mail to the LISTSERV host:
Do *not* enter a subject. In the body of the message, type the text:
Do *not* put anything after UNDP-future. You will receive a Welcome Letter to the List.
For further information about UNDP-future, please contact:
!!! mailto Janice Brodman < >
Web page references:
[_] The Global Knowledge for Development Web site http://www.globalknowledge.org provides information about the UNDP-future List, as well as archives of UNDP-future messages.
[_] UNDP's Web site http://www.undp.org also contains materials related to the issues discussed by the UNDP-future list.
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For MAI-not (un)subscription information, posting guidelines and links to other MAI sites please see:
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=== > 4th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) < ===
The Pacific Campaign for Disarmament and Security (PCDS) has produced a comprehensive Briefing Paper about this major conference. It covers in particular the NGOs point of views.
For copies contact the PCDS International Office in Yokohama, Japan, at:
CONFERENCES - MEETINGS - SEMINARS
Events listed here are being published only once due to limited space. Changes, however, will be taken into account (marked with ''UPDATE'')
INES WEB- AND EMAIL SERVICE
A full list of all INES e-mail addresses and homepages is available upon request:
=== > International Network of Engineers and Scientists to Protect and Encourage Ethical Engagement (INESPE) < ===
NEW EMAIL: Dr. Guenter Emde, Convenor: < >
=== > INDIA: International Institute for Sustainable Future < ===
NEW EMAIL: < >
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