No. 1/1999


Dateline: 3 January 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 < >

Dear WNII readers,

Happy and Peaceful 1999! The first 1999 WNII issue looks a bit different because there were not very many news items between Christmas and New Year's Eve, i.e. only the WNII section ''Briefings'' carries information (plus one conference announcement).

Best regards,

Tobias Damjanov 


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


Citizens' Public Trust Treaty

When significant anniversaries of the United Nations are celebrated there is usually a flurry of congratulatory activity before the documents are put back on the shelf. Rights, however, are meaningless unless they are actually implemented and enforced.

Coordinated by the Canada-based Global Compliance Research Project, the Citizens' Public Trust Treaty calls upon member states of the United Nations to implement both existing and new international obligations, commitments and expectations to ensure the realization of the global Public Trust. This treaty will provide an effective means of counteracting the process of corporate globalization that threatens to undermine over 50 years of international Public Trust agreements.

The purpose of this Treaty is to demand that governments (a) stop devolving their power to corporations and (b) discharge the obligations, act on the commitments and fulfill the expectations undertaken through United Nations documents and through national and regional agreements.

The intention is to provide a framework of international law within which local democracy can flourish.

Due to the length of the Treaty document, it is not published here. If you wish to receive it in English, you can either send a request to < > or to: Paul Swann, Director, London Human Rights Forum < >

For the French version e-mail Pierre Johnson < >

For the Spanish version e-mail Manuel Pérez Rocha < >

For French and Spanish versions you can also go to: http://www.coastnet.com/~jrussow/francis.htm

To download an .rtf version of the Treaty for hardcopy reproduction go to: http://www.isis.aust.com/cptt/sign.htm

Selected Internet references on the US-Iraq crisis


--- U.S. Air Force 'Response to Iraq' Web site: http://www.af.mil/current/iraq2/

--- U.S. Central Command: http://www.centcom.mil/ Short description: Military headquarters for Middle East, Southwest Asia and Northeast Africa including the Arabian Gulf

--- U.S. Congress Country Study, Iraq: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/iqtoc.html

--- U.S. Pentagon Defenselink: http://www.defenselink.mil Short description: The official web site for the Department of Defense and the starting point for finding U.S. military information online.

--- U.S. State Department: http://www.state.gov/www/regions_news.html

--- U.S. State Department Bureau of Near East Affairs: http://www.state.gov/www/regions/nea/index.html Short description: U.S. State Department bureau dealing with countries in Near East and North Africa regions.

--- Arab affairs: http://lynx.neu.edu/home/httpd/a/aabuqarn/

--- Arab Net: http://www.arab.net/welcome.html

--- Arab Net links: http://www.arab.net/links/iq/welcome.html

--- Arab Net Regional aspects: http://www.arab.net/links/global/welcome.html

--- Arabic News: http://www.arabicnews.com/ansub/index.html

--- Arabia On-Line: http://www.arabia.com/ Short description: Daily Middle East News, opinions, and economy.

--- Arab search: http://www.arabseek.com/

--- Iraq Foundation: http://www.iraqfoundation.org/

--- Iraq National Congress: http://www.inc.org.uk/ Short description: Im Exil ansässige Koalition oppositioneller Kräfte

--- IraqNet: http://www.iraq.net/

--- Middle East Research & Information Project, USA: http://www.merip.org

--- Anti-Iraqi War project http://www.nonviolence.org/campaigns/iraq.htm

--- Iraq Action Digest: http://www.nonviolence.org/for Short description: Project of the US Fellowship of Reconciliation

--- Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Non-Proliferation Project, USA Short description: Internet Resources on Iraq include a chronology of Iraq's pursuit of weapons of mass destruction and UNSCOM's attempts to frustrate this goal. Includes a map of Iraqi special weapons sites; Iraq research tools; and a Proliferation Brief titled "Iraq's Breakout Potential" http://www.ceip.org/programs/npp/un-iraq.htm

--- Institute for Policy Studies Peace & Security Program, USA: http://www.foreignpolicy-infocus.org/

--- Middle East WWW Virtual Library, Columbia University, USA: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/indiv/area/MiddleEast

--- Monterey Institute's Center for Nonproliferation Studies, USA; Short description: Country-by-country data on nuclear chemical and biological weapons programs, capability, delivery systems, and treaty membership in the Middle East. http://cns.miis.edu/research/wmdme/index.htm

--- The Middle East Institute, USA: http://www2.ari.net/mei Short description: Contains up-to-date policy briefs on all areas of Middle East politics

--- The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, USA; Short description: Supports research, conferences, speakers and debate on US interests in the Middle East. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/ 


!!! NOTE: Events listed here are being published only once due to limited space. Changes, however, will be taken into account (marked with ''UPDATE'')

First World Summit of Youth Peace Activists


For more details, !!! mailto J'Lein Liese < >


A full list of all INES e-mail addresses and homepages is available upon request. !!! mailto < >

No new or changed email or web addresses.

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