WHAT'S NEW IN INES?
Dateline: February 10, 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
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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. 6/2000
MEMBER ORGANISATIONS' AND PROJECT GROUPS' NEWS
USA: Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (NAPF), The Sunflower, No. 33, January 2000 http://www.wagingpeace.org/sf/index.html
The latest edition of The Sunflower covers the following:
Events for year 2000 are listed at: http://www.wagingpeace.org/calendar/events_current.html
Triennial Meeting of the International Peace Bureau (IPB)
The IPB to which INES is a member organisation is having a Triennial Meeting this year. It is scheduled for Paris, 12-15 October. For details, contact the Geneva-based IPB Office at: < >
Abolition 2000 homepage: http://www.abolition2000.org
Grassroots News: http://www.napf.org/abolition2000/news/
Briefings on the 2000 NPT Review Conference
NGOs' and public events during the Conference The NGO Committee on Disarmament has established a web-based Calendar at: http://www.igc.org/disarm/nptcal.html where you can find seminars and meetings related to the NPT Conference. To be listed with your event at the Calendar, contact: < >
Daily NGO briefings during the Conference There will be daily meetings of the Abolition 2000 Caucus at 777 U.N. Plaza, 2nd floor, 8-9 am. The NGO Committee on Disarmament will hold daily briefings from 9-9.45 am.
Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IEER) Seminar IEER, a US-based INES member organisation, is organizing a seminar entitled "Nuclear Disarmament and the Rule of Law" at UN Headquarters, 25-26 April. For details, contact: < >
(Another seminar on nuclear disarmament is being organised by the US Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy, during the fourth Conference week (May 15-19).)
Summary of CSD8 Bureau meeting of 31 January
For all who have special interest in the Eighth Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD8), scheduled for 17 April to 5 May 2000, the Summary of the latest CSD8 Bureau meeting provides a quite helpful overview regarding the current status of preparations. Among other things, it includes the Organisation of work Plan during the Eighth session of the CSD as recommended by the Bureau of CSD8 on 31 January 2000.
You can obtain this Summary either from: Zehra Aydin-Sipos, Coordinator, Major Groups Programme, at: < >
or, as usual, from me, the WNII editor.
Note that the unedited texts of the reports of the UN Secretary-General and Addenda on the issues on the agenda of the eighth session of the CSD which will be considered by CSD's Ad Hoc Intersessional Working Groups are available at: http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev
For the Session itself, see: http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/csd8/csd8_2000.htm
CONFERENCES, MEETINGS, SEMINARS
3rd Meeting of the Mediterranean Development Forum http://www.worldbank.org/wbi/wbiep/mdf.html
The Meeting will focus on trends, challenges and opportunities in the Mediterranean region relating to economic liberalization, regional integration and the role of the private sector.
For more details, contact Tudor Lomas, Jemstone Network mailto:
Ad-Hoc Open-Ended Group of Experts on Energy and Sustainable Development
For more details, contact Leticia Silverio, Coordinator: mailto:
International NGO Seminar to mark the International Women's Day http://www.wilpf.int.ch
Theme: The Reporting of War and Disarmament: The Role of the Media in Building a Culture of Peace
For more details, mailto:
10th World Water Congress http://www.icms.com.au/worldwater/
For more details, contact the Organizing Committee mailto:
Culture of Peace for a New Millennium: A Conference for Educators
For more details, mailto:
Sustainability in the WTO Millennium Round and Beyond http://www.riia.org/Conferences/Tradea5.pdf
For more details, contact Georgina Wright, RIIA mailto:
International Symposium on Integrated Water Resources Management http://www-cwwr.ucdavis.edu/hydrology/symposium.html
Issues to be addressed include: water resources policy; innovative water resources management; hydrologic extremes and related social issues; water science and its role in water management; integrated river basin planning; and integrated management of water quality and quantity with ecosystem protection.
For more details, contact: Miguel A. Marino mailto:
6th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference
For more details, contact: Elaine White mailto:
Climate Policy Workshop: From Kyoto to The Hague - European Perspectives on Making the Kyoto Protocol Work http://www.vu.nl/english/o_o/instituten/IVM/research/efiea/
The workshop will review scientific information relevant for the EU and its member states in preparing for UNFCCC COP-6 and will aim to enhance the policy relevance of climate-related research in Europe.
For more details, contact: Albert Faber, RIVM mailto:
INES WEB AND E-MAIL SERVICE
All INES e-mail addresses and homepages are available upon request from: < >
CHANGE: e-mail Austrian Scientists' Forum for Environmental Protection
Note the change of the email address of the Austrian Scientists' Forum for Environmental Protection (Forum Österreichischer Wissenschaftler für Umweltschutz): < >
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