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No. 6/1998 -------------------------Dateline: 29 March 1998
Editor: Tobias Damjanov
Am Beckerkamp 12/app.26, D-21031 Hamburg, Germany
phone/fax: (49-40) 7269 2394 [for fax messages, call before]
INES homepage: http://www.mindspring.com/~us016262/ines.html
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P.S.: My apologies that I was not email-approachable for quite a few days due to technical problems caused by canceling my AOL membership, changing software and so on ...
Hope you understand.
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=== > Please do not forget to inform us about changes of your email address or your homepage!
=== > CONGRESS 2000
(see also WNII 2/1998)
* INES is preparing a major congress, to be held in the year 2000 under the working title
"Challenges for Science and Engineering in the Next Century''
Stockholm, 14 - 18 June 2000
On 28 March 1998 an Organising Committee for the Congress constituted itself during a meeting in Uppsala, Sweden. So far two Swedish organisations (Swedish Pugwash Group, Swedish Scientists and Engineers against Nuclear Arms (FIMK)) have committed themselves to act as co-organisers of the congress together with INES. Other Swedish institutions (including the hosting University of Stockholm) are expected to join as co-organisers. A first lump of preparation funds has been granted by a Swedish Agency (FRN).
* The Organising Committee will consist so far of R. Braun, L. Ryden (chair), H. Spitzer, A. Tenner (INES), Bo Kjellen (Pugwash), Stefan Bjoernsen (FIMK).
It will have the task of establishing the basic organisation and framework of the Congress and of taking appropriate fundraising steps. R. Braun will be in charge of financial commitments, in cooperation with Swedish partners. A. Tenner will do the auditing. The committee agreed to invite some 25 members of a Program Committee. The first meeting of the Program Committee will be held on 22/23 July 1998 in Cambridge, USA, prior to the INES Council Meeting.
* Several international organisations will be asked to support the Congress. The international union association FIET has already agreed to be a supporter.
* The program will be developed around four subtopics:
- The culture of science and technology and individual responsibility
- Science and engineering for a finite world
- Restructuring economy in a global context
- Steps to comprehensive security and lasting peace.
Hartwig Spitzer <>
=== > Member Organisations' + Project Groups' News
<> Published via INESAPlist:
--- UN Conference on Disarmament adopts 'make work' programme for 1998
Author: Rebecca Johnson (The Acronym Institute, UK) <>
<> New Zealand: Engineers for Social Responsibility (ESR)
The ESR Newsletter of March 1998 reports mainly on this year's Annual General Meeting which took place on 12 February. Rob Wilkinson has been re-appointed as President. Also in this issue: the 1998 President's Report, and articles on landmines and the local body LATES.
<> UK: Scientists for Global Responsibility (SGR) <> http://www.gn.apc.org/sgr/
The SGR Newsletter No. 17 (March 1998) reports on last November's SGR Conference and Annual General Meeting (where Philip Webber was re-elected as Chair) and carries articles on The Kyoto Protocol and the SGR Position Statement on Climate Change, as well as a lot of useful briefings on a variety of different topics.
<> USA: Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (NAPF) <>
1) The latest issue of NAPF's electronic newsletter ''The Sunflower'' (No. 10 March 1998) carries, among other things, the following news articles:
NUCLEAR WEAPONS ABOLITION (UN Conference on Disarmament Calls For Substantive Negotiations; Abolition 2000: More Than 1,000 Organizations)
COMPREHENSIVE TEST-BAN TREATY (French Parliament Ratifies CTBT; U.S. Strives for "Virtual" Nuclear Testing Capability; European Parliament Opposes U.S. Sub-critical Testing) plus some OTHER TOPICAL ITEMS (France To Close World's Largest Fast-breeder Reactor; U.S. Senator's Ready to Ratify NATO Expansion; New Development In The Mordechai Vanunu Case; Israel's Nuclear Deterrent; Nuclear Warfare: The Public Has a Right To Know)
!NOTE! The sunflower-listserver does not exist any longer.
2) The latest '' Action Alerts'' mailing consists of two items:
--- US has to pay its UN dues
--- Urgent Action: Stop NATO Expansion
=== > International Peace Bureau (IPB)
The IPB listserver ''IPB-L'' has been closed down for now. Writes Chris Booth from the Geneva IPB Office: ''We were concerned that the listserve was too fragmented, both in scope and participation. (...) We hope to restart it sometime soon ... ''
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++++++ SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ++++++
++++++ WHISTLEBLOWERS ++++++
!NOTE! Whistleblowers Australia (WBA) are running the following web page: http://www.uow.edu.au/arts/sts/bmartin/dissent/contacts/au.wba/
++++++ BRIEFINGS ++++++
=== > 1997 International Week of Science and Peace (IWOSP):
<http://www.jca.ax.apc.org/iwosp > or:
=== > The Transcripts of the 1997 UN Disarmament Week symposium, entitled "The Future of Disarmament," are now available on the web-site of the NGO Committee on Disarmament at the UN: <http://www.peacenet.org/disarm/>
=== > A Statement by more than 100 Civilian Leaders in favour of nuclear abolition can be found at:
=== > A speech delivered by General Lee Butler at the National Press Club in Washington on February 2nd can be found at:
++++++ CONFERENCES - MEETINGS - SEMINARS ++++++
!NOTE! Events listed here are being published only once due to limited space. Changes, however, will be taken into account - they will be marked with ''!UPDATE!''
<><> 8-18 May 1998: 6th Annual International Conference on Conflict Resolution
St. Petersburg, Russia
<><> 13-15 May 1998: Energy Management Conference
Organized by the Croatian Society for Communications, Computing, Electronics, Measurement and Control
!CONTACT! Neda Stambuk-Borsic <>
<><> 14-17 May 1998: The People's Summit
Birmingham, UK. Alternative to the G8 Summit
Coordinated by the New Economics Foundation
<><>15-17 May 1998: IVth International Congress ''The World After Chernobyl''
Topics: Environment, health, human rights, state responsibility
!CONTACT! via the German co-sponsor:
Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Den Kindern von Tschernobyl in Deutschland,
Breul 43, D-48143 Münster; Tel.: (49-251) 483 244, Fax: (49-251) 483 229
<><> 25-27 May 1998: The World Sustainable Energy Trade Fair
Amsterdam (RAI Exhibition and Congress Centre), The Netherlands
!CONTACT! European Media Marketing Ltd. <>
<><> 27-29 May 1998: Conference on landmine campaigning
Organised by IPPNW and the International Campaign to Ban Landmines
!CONTACT! <> or <>
<><> 28-29 May 1998: A Strengthened Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention
Vienna (University of Agricultural Sciences), Austria
<><> 1-3- June 1998: Protest against the EUROSATORY Arms Fair
Paris-Le Bourget, France
!CONTACT! Organiser: European Network Against Arms Trade (ENAAT)
<><>16-20 July 1998: ''Against Violence-For a Culture of Peace in Europe''
3rd European Education for Peace Congress; Graz,Austria
!CONTACT! Teachers for Peace Germany <>
<><> 24-25 August 1998: IPPNW Satellite Conference on Conflict Resolution
!CONTACT! Stefan Lederer, Tel.: (48-22) 424 041, Fax: (48-22) 642 5375
++++++ INES WEB- AND EMAIL SERVICE ++++++
!NOTE! A full list of all INES e-mail addresses and homepages is available upon request.
New Zealand / Aotearoa
--- Engineers for Social Responsibility (ESR):
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