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Dateline: September 1, 2001
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CONTENTS of WNII No. 34/2001
MEMBERSHIP AND PROJECTS' NEWS
"INES Newsletter" No. 34 out now
The "INES Newsletter" No. 34/August 2001 has the following contents:
- Moving beyond missile defence: The Search for Alternatives to the Missile Race (Jürgen Scheffran)
- Moving beyond missile defence: Project information by 20 July 2001
- An open letter to the delegates of the continuation of the 6th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Bonn, July 18-27, 2001.
- Pledge, letters to the editor
- Rio + 10 = Johannesburg
- INES Council Meeting 2001
The "INES Newsletter" is edited by Armin Tenner: < > [Please note that the first "1" in q18 is the number one, while the last "l" is a "L"]
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Previous issues are archived at: http://inesglobal.org/ines2.htm
UK: Scientists for Global Responsibility (SGR) Newsletter (No. 23/July 2001) http://www.sgr.org.uk
The latest SGR Newsletter carries the following articles:
- Star Wars Space Control and Domination (Philip Webber)
- Make Space for Cooperation (SGR Public Statement to the Leeds "No Star Wars" conference)
- Star Wars The Next Generation. The Space Based Laser (Dave Webb)
- Activity on Genetic Engineering of Crops (Eva Novotny)
New SGR National Coordinating Committee
- Chair: Stuart Parkinson < >
- Vice-Chair: Philip Webber < >
- Treasurer: Jenny Nelson < >
- Secretary: Tim Foxon < >
- Press Officer: Jan Tari < >
- Alan Cottey
- Patrick Nicholson < >
- Eva Novotny < >
- Co-opted Member: Yunus Yasin < >
- Announcing SGR's Issue Groups
- How should UK science be funded? (Stuart Parkinson)
- Pugwash Workshop on Nuclear Stability and Missile Defense (Sigtuna/Sweden, 26-28 Oct 2000)
- The UK and Star Wars
- Pushing the limits: The Decision of National Missile Defense
- ISIS Briefing on NMD
- The Carbon War Global Warming and the End of the Oil Era
- Radioactive Scrap Metals
- No Star Wars: An International Conference to Keep Space for Peace (Leeds, 4-6 May 01)
- Not Disarming and Disarming (London, 18 April 01)
- Sustainable Approaches to Climate Change (2 July 01)
- plus the columns "Elsewhere in the news &", "Communicating with SGR", and "Events"
- Insert: SGR Annual Report 2000 - 2001
To receive a copy of the SGR Newsletter, contact the SGR Administrator Kate Maloney: < >
"Trust & Verify" No. 98/July-August 2001
The latest issue of "Trust & Verify", published by the London-based "Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (VERTIC)", carries the following:
- Bush ditches the BW protocol (T. Findlay, Executive Director, VERTIC)
- Implementing Ottawa: laying down the law on landmines (A. Woodward, Lega Researcher, VERTIC) [summary of the VERTIC paper "The Mine Ban Treaty and National Implementation Legislation"; Landmine Monitor 2001, Human Rights Watch, Washington DC, 2001)
- Nuclear safeguards round-up *
- OPCW's 1000th inspection *
- US alleges Russian violation of CFE
- Open Skies: ratification and certification
- Missile warning centre stalled over taxes
New verification-related websites:
- Information on Iraq at the University of Arizona: http://www.geo-arizona.edu
- Regional Arms Control Verification and Implementation Assistance Centre: http://www.racviac.org
- Military Abbreviations Dictionary (searchable database of more than 37,000 abbreviations): http://www.bits.de
"Science & Technology Scan":
- Verifying torture
- Tracking snipers
- Tracking greenhouse gasses back to source
- Americans go commercial &
- & while Russia's are obsolete
- Airships back up
- Solar powered plane soars
- Handy landmine detector
- "News & Events"
New Briefing Papers:
- Daniel Feakes: The BW Protocol: Dissecting the Draft (Briefing Paper 01/1)
- John Russell: The end of On-Site Inspections under the INF Treaty (Briefing Paper 01/2)
- Pete Smith: Verifying Sinks under the Kyoto Protocol (Briefing Paper 01/3)
"Trust & Verify" can be ordered from: < >
CONFERENCES, MEETINGS, SEMINARS
UNECE region-wide NGO preparatory meeting for the 2002 Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development
- Date: 22-23 September 2001
- Venue: Geneva, Switzerland
- Organized by ANPED - The Northern Alliance for Sustainability (Netherlands)
- To inform UN ECE based NGOs on the progress and process so far at the official level towards the 2002 WSSD.
- Sharing experience, insight and strategy for the WSSD.
- Drafting a NGO declaration to be delivered to the ensuing Ministerial Conference.
- On the afternoon of 23 September, UNED Forum in cooperation with ANPED will organise a Multi-stakeholder dialogue on issues related to the Sustainable Development agenda. The dialogue involves representatives from all relevant major groups (i.e. Business, Trade Unions, NGOs, Women, Youth and others)
- NGOs participating in this NGO meeting are invited to participate as observers in the UNECEs Ministerial conference on 24-25 September as well, on the condition that they have the correct accreditation arranged with the United Nations.
For more details, contact Pieter van der Gaag, Executive Director, ANPED: < >
International Scientific Meeting "Mathematics and War" http://mmf.ruc.dk/~booss/mathwar/
- Date: 29-31 August 2002
- Venue: Karlskrona, Sweden
- Organized by Maurice de Gosson (Mathematician, Karlskrona, Sweden), and Stig Andur Pedersen (Philosopher, Roskilde, Denmark)
- Supported by the Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH), the Danish Network for History and Philosophy of Mathematics (MATHNET), and INES
- Purpose: The organisers shall gather historians of mathematics, science and engineering, historians of war, military analysts, philosophers, and educators to consider mathematics as bellicose art.
- Military traces in the history of mathematics and in present day mathematics and other civilian "spin-off" effects.
- Changes in the character of warfare under the influence of mathematical results and mathematics supported technology.
- Ethical and social aspects of the interaction between mathematics and military, mathematics and arms control and disarmament, and educational consequences.
- Format: There will be invited lectures and ample time for discussions opened by invited comments by respondents. The lectures, major points of the discussion, and introductory material to the subject will be published afterwards.
- Registration: The registration deadline is August 1, 2002. The registration fee is SKR 500.
For more details, contact Charlyne de Gosson: mailto:
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