Dateline: 19 September  1999

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the International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility

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INES Congress 2000

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

Stockholm, 14-18 June 2000


 INES 2000 Conference Secretariat: mailto:

The next "WNII" issue will appear a few days later as scheduled due to my attendance at the INES Council Meeting.
T. Damjanov

CONTENTS of WNII No. 37/1999

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


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USA: Check out new items on IEER's website

Check out these recent additions to the website of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, http://www.ieer.org :

Hague Appeal for Peace asks for contributions

The Hague Appeal for Peace will focus the next issue of its publication "Peace Matters" to the debate on humanitarian intervention. The editor welcomes articles (750 words max.) letters (100 words) that will contribute to the understanding of this hot and complicated issue. However, "Peace Matters" will not be able to include all submissions and do reserve the right to make some editorial changes. All submissions are due by: Friday, October 15, 1999. Below are some questions for consideration: What constitutes humanitarian intervention? When and under what conditions is it called for? By whom? If the United Nations refuses to act, does any nation or group of nations in the international community have the right to act? With what means? Are there alternatives? What should the role of civil society be? How has intervention changed and how will it need to change in order to address challenges of the 21st century? How is sovereignty affected by intervention? Send Articles and Letters to HAP, 777 UN Plaza, NY, NY 10017; Fax: +1.; email:  


Earth Charter Newsflash http://www.earthcharter.org

The Earth Charter has undergone many changes as a result of the worldwide consultation processes in 1997 and 1998. Please take a moment to review the new Benchmark II draft, which is currently available through the Earth Charter website as indicated above, and comment on the preamble, principles and sub-principles of the document. All suggestions will be reviewed and presented to the Earth Charter International Drafting Committee. This is a great opportunity to make comments easily and quickly. The Earth Council looks forward to your on-line commentary! mailto: (Beatriz Schulthess)

UNEP Launches GEO 2000, a Definitive Study of the Global Environmental Crisis

On 15 September 1999, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launches its Global Environment Outlook 2000 (GEO-2000) report - the most authoritative assessment ever of the environmental crisis facing humanity in the new millennium. Based on contributions from UN agencies, 850 individuals and more than 30 environmental institutes, GEO-2000 outlines progress in tackling existing problems and points to serious new threats. It concludes by setting out recommendations for immediate, integrated action. GEO-2000 analyses both global and regional issues. Its key finding is that: "The continued poverty of the majority of the planet's inhabitants and excessive consumption by the minority are the two major causes of environmental degradation. The present course is unsustainable and postponing action is no longer an option." GEO-2000 was edited by Robin Clarke and published by Earthscan Publications < > on behalf of UNEP. It is available from Earthscan at a cost of US$40. It is also accessible on http://www.unep.org/geo2000



2nd Interdisciplinary Conference on the Evolution of World Order (WOC)

Please note that the home page of the Interdisciplinary Conference on the Evolution of World Order has changed from www.pgs.ca , to http://www.ryerson.ca/~woc/ . The results of WOC99, which took place from 3-6 June 1999, will be available there by the end of the year.

Helmut (Ken) Burkhardt < >


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

Northeast Regional Workshop on Education for Sustainability; Shaping the Future: Best Practices in Higher Education http://www.secondnature.org/register

For more details, mailto: 

Second International Conference on Lifestyle and Health

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