No. 28/1999

Dateline: 15 July 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://inesglobal.org
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


 INES 2000 Conference Secretariat: mailto:

CONTENTS of WNII No. 28/1999

NOTE: All INES e-mail addresses and homepages are available upon request from: <>


Please inform us about changes of your email address or your homepage!
INES2000 Secretariat email coordination

From: Tobias Damjanov

Dear WNII readers,
I'd like to inform you that I have been appointed Co-ordinator for Email Communication of the INES 2000 Congress. Basically, my tasks include:

For clarification, PLEASE NOTE:
This appointment does not mean that the principal Congress email account <> is now replaced by my own email address. I shall get copies of all emails posted to the INES Office so as to fulfill the tasks listed above. However, you can contact me directly with regard to Congress issues whenever you think this could be helpful for you.


USA: Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (NAPF), The Sunflower, No. 26, July 1999


The latest edition of The Sunflower covers the following:

Re WNII 26 "Shortage of scientists threatens H-bomb unit"

Kate Maloney (Scientists for Global Responsibility (SGR) UK) informs that there was a similar article in The Guardian's Higher Education Supplement on 29/6/99 ("Worry about a lack of future nuclear scientists has brought glasnost to Aldermaston, says Peter Kingston ..."). This article, along with a Letter to the Editor "Students misled by 'bad' language" by Alan Cottey (SGR UK), published The Guardian's Higher Education Supplement on 6/7/99, is obtainable either from the WNII editor or by mailto:


Abolition 2000 homepage: http://www.abolition2000.org

For the latest nuclear weapons abolition grassroots news, visit: http://www.napf.org/abolition2000/news/

"The South Asian Bomb: Reality and Illusion"


This is a special issue of the US-based "Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars" (BCAS) guest edited by Hassan Gardezi and Hari Sharma. It contains the following articles:

For orders etc. mailto: 


OSCE's support for Niktin now official

The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in its 8th annual Parliamentarian Session (6.-10. July) approved a resolution stating that Russia's progress in the implementation of the rule of law is slow. The resolution named as its case study the case of environmentalist Aleksandr Nikitin, who has been under investigation for almost four years, for pointing out the environmental and health dangers of the Russian Northern Fleet's unsafe nuclear waste storage practices.

His case is being bounced back and forth between judiciary and investigative authorities, in violation of internationally accepted norms.

Nikitin's strongest support came from Norway's Grethe Fossum, who introduced the resolution, and U.S. Representative Steny Hoyer, who strongly rebutted a Russian dissent.


The International Relations Theory List

This is to introduce a new not-for profit Research Unit, based on the Internet at http://www.internetstudies.org/ .  Members of this list are invited to browse the site, and to join the Unit for Internet Studies (UIS).

From the site's home page:
"The Unit for Internet Studies (UIS) is dedicated to the (theoretical) analysis of the Internet and its implications for international relations.  This site is designed with the principal aim of collating research and researchers in this domain, to generate debate and to provide a lively platform for the mutual exchange of ideas."

[From Marc Holitscher < >]

Habitat peace-caucus mailing list


The Peace Caucus is actively working on the last UN Conference of the '90s, Habitat II. It promotes peace as the foundation of sustainable development and works actively to put people first in economic investment and not weapons of war.

To subscribe the peace-caucus mailing list send a message to: leave the subject line blank, and then put "subscribe peace-caucus [your address]"

World Trade Organization: European Commission releases its final Millennium Round proposal

The European Commission's proposals for the New Round of multilateral trade negotiations has been released on 8 July and can be found as "The EU Approach to the New Round" in pdf format at:  http://europa.eu.int/comm/dg01/dg1newround.htm

UN Human Development Report 1999


Among other things, the Report recommends an agenda for action: reforms of global governance to ensure greater equity, new regional approaches to collective action and negotiation and national and local policies to capture opportunities in the global marketplace and translate them more equitably into human advance.

In addition to the ranking of 174 countries on the human development index (HDI), this years Report presents a new table on trends in human development from 1975 to 1997 for 79 countries. This new table reveals that, overall, countries have made substantial progress in human development, but that the speed and extent of progress have been uneven.

This Report also includes special contributions. Nobel laureate Amartya Sen describes the success of the human development index in bringing a human face to the assessment of development processes. Professor Paul Streeten gives a 10-year perspective on the Human Development Reports.

And media magnate Ted Turner appeals for partnerships with the United Nations to face the new global challenges of our times.


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

5th Triennial World Indigenous Peoples' Conference on Education

For more details, goto: http://admin.hawcc.hawaii.edu/wipc


CHANGE: Prof. Luis Masperi, Member, INES Executive Committee and INES Regional Contact for Latin America:  e-mail:

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