No. 5/2000

Dateline: February 4, 2000

This is a weekly electronic information service of 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. 5/2000


USA: Project on Defense Alternatives of the Commonwealth Institute http://www.comw.org/pda

Please note that the Project on Defense Alternatives of the Commonwealth Institute, a US-based INES member organisation, runs a particular website on Chinese Military Power at: http://www.comw.org/cmp  


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

Grassroots News: http://www.napf.org/abolition2000/news/  

Briefings on the 2000 NPT Review Conference    

Web references (from Felicity Hill, Director, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom)

Report from the last NGO Planning Meeting

On January 29, the third NGO Planning Meeting for the NPT Review Conference was held in New York. Roger Smith, Network Coordinator of the NGO Committee on Disarmament, has already published a comprehensive report which I can make available upon request.

"Limited Wars" Doctrine: Statement by the Movement in India for Nuclear Disarmament (MIND) & Pakistan Peace Coalition (PPC)

The recent announcement by the Indian Defence Minister George Fernandes unveiling a "limited wars" doctrine is alarming evidence of the dangerous path along which those who govern India are moving towards. Recent news from Pakistan also suggests a tussle among the ruling generals with significant voices among them pushing for a "tougher" stand vis a vis India. This coupled with the continuing voices of nuclear threat mongering and blackmail on both sides of the border (especially exchanged during the Kargil conflict) pushes the subcontinent into one of is gravest crises ever.

Several citizens forums have called for the cessation of the present climate of jingoism and chauvinism and stressed the need for sobriety and peace. The visits last week of several senior retired army officials from Pakistan and their recognition and commitment (reciprocated by their counterparts in India) to taking bold steps to foster peace in the region are an indication of the possibilities that still exist to urgently initiate a process of mutual restraint and dialogue.

We urge the peoples and governments of both countries to urgently forge a bold plan of action to reverse the present process of sliding into a political deadlock that may justify continuing "limited wars" at the expense of greater amity and security for the peoples of South Asia.

(Signed by representatives of MIND and PPC on 29 January 2000)

Contact MIND: e-mail: , http://www.angelfire.com/mi/MIND123/  

Contact PPC: e-mail Karachi Office:

Ballistic Missile Defence and the Asia-Pacific region

Recently the Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific movement has published a Briefing Paper entitle "Kwajalein Atoll and the New Arms Race: Ballistic Missile Defence and the Asia-Pacific region".

You can find this paper at: http://pidp.ewc.hawaii.edu/PIReport/2000/February/02-02-19.htm  

You can also get it as an rtf-file from the WNII Editor.


One year after - Causes, Coherence and Consequences of the Kosovo Crisis International experts conference http://www.publica.cz

For more details, mailto:   Or: mailto:  

Convention - "Engineering in the New Millennium"

For more details, contact the event co-ordinator Matthew Rhodes: < >

PUSAT 2000 : International Conference on Public Understanding of Science and Technology Main theme: "Bringing Science and Technology to the Public" http://www.science.org.au/ifaast/pusat.htm

For more details, contact the PUSAT 2000 Secretariat at: < >

UPDATE: World Congress on Managing and Measuring Sustainable Development

To check the Preliminary Programme, which is ready now, visit: http://members.home.net/global2000

and click Preliminary Program.

You are invited to submit a Paper. The organizers can accept 35% more Papers than those already shown in the Preliminary Program (see "Participants").

For more details, mailto:  


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

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