Dateline: February 17, 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. 7/2000


"Pakistan's Chashma Nuclear Power Plant"

INESAP member Dr Zian Mian, together with A.H. Nayyar, has published a technical study of the safety and possible consequences of a severe accident at Pakistan's new Chashma nuclear power plant (Princeton University/Center for Energy and Environmental Studies Report No. 321, December,1999).

This study is now available at: http://www.princeton.edu:80/~cees/arms/index.shtml  

"The SEU TIMES" No 1 (10) - January 2000

"The SEU TIMES" is the electronic newsletter of the "Socio-Ecological Union", one of the Russian INES member organsiations. Its first issue of this year has the following contents:

Editor: Sviatoslav Zabelin < > Previous issues of "The SEU Times" may be found at "The Online Gadfly": http://www.igc.org/gadfly 


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

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

Briefings on the 2000 NPT Review Conference

Official seats for NGO representatives?  The following seems to be an interesting approach: The Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons has formally asked the Canadian Government to support the idea of the grant of a seat for an NGO observer at the Review Conference. This privilege was granted to the International Campaign to Ban Landmines and resulted in improved understanding and capabilities on all sides.
(from: Bev Delong, Chairperson, Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons < > )

Talk by John Burroughs, US Lawyers' Committee on Nuclear Policy   On 4 February, John Burroughs, Executive Director of the Lawyers' Committee on Nuclear Policy, gave a talk to diplomats and NGOs at the UN about the upcoming Review Conference, which outlined some of the strategy and institutional options at the Review Conference and beyond, including adoption of a forward looking document by a 2/3 vote (instead of consensus), subsidiary bodies, governing councils of the NPT, mechanisms for consultations with states outside the NPT, amendment, etc.: http://www.lcnp.org/disarmament/roundtable.htm

"Acronym" No. 13: Non-Proliferation Treaty: Challenging Times   "Acronym" No. 13 (written by Rebecca Johnson) provides a short briefing on the history of the NPT and its review conferences from 1970 to 1990, followed by a more detailed analysis of the ground-breaking decisions taken in 1995 on extending and strengthening the Treaty and its review process. There is also a chronology of NPT-related events and developments in the real world between 1995-2000. After considering the disappointing conduct of the three preparatory committee (PrepCom) meetings from 1997-1999, ACRONYM 13 analyses the difficult procedural and substantive issues that will confront NPT parties when they meet in New York.
If you do not want to wade through all the detail, there is a four page Executive Summary, which condenses the main arguments and recommendations.     http://www.acronym.org.uk

Country-related information bits   Currently, you can obtain from the WNII editor:

Nuclear Disarmament at the Crossroads: The Conference on Disarmament and prospects for the Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference    This is the title of a conference, organised by the NGO Committee for Disarmament in Geneva (Palais des Nations), 17-18 March 2000. The aim of this event is to spend the morning of March 17th (1) hearing from representatives to the Conference on Disarmament (CD) about the current state of the CD and the prospects for real work on nuclear disarmament-related initiatives in the CD; and (2) discussing with Geneva-based diplomats the prospects for the upcoming NPT Review Conference. On Saturday 18th, the business meeting of the NGO Committee for Disarmament will be held. This will provide an opportunity for a sharing among participants of disarmament activities, discussing the international disarmament agenda over the next year, and planning future work here in Geneva.
Please register by March 10, 2000 latest at: NGO Committee for Disarmament, c/o International Peace Bureau (IPB) Fax: (41-22) 738 9419, e-mail:  

Abolition 2000: Newsclippings needed

Dear Friends and Activists, Abolition 2000 needs your urgent help. We currently need newsclippings that make mention of Abolition 2000. Do you have such a clipping? If so, please send it to the Abolition 2000 Clearinghouse as soon as possible (see below for address). Thank you so much for your immediate attention and assistance. I look forward to hearing from you.

In Peace, Carah Lynn Ong, Coordinator, Abolition 2000 1187 Coast Village Road PMB 121, Suite 1, Santa Barbara CA 93108 Phone: (1-805) 965 3443, Fax: (1-805) 568 0466 e-mail: < >


Documents from the European Future Congress

The following documents from the European Future Congress (Helsinki, 10-12 December 1999), a major international NGO event, have been made available:

You can obtain these documents or all in one from the WNII editor. (Technical note: Originally, these were attachment files in "Word" format. If you can't read this format, I can transform them into rtf-files or I can simply paste them into the email message.)

NOTE: The follow-up European Futures Congresses V and VI of the year 2000 will be arranged as a three-part event ("rotating congress") including Slovakia, Hungary and Slovenia, 30 June-10 July 2000.

For details, contact the organizers' coordination "Alternative to EU", Finland: mailto:  


First International Conference of Student Representatives for Sustainable Development http://www.youthforhab.org.tr 

For more details, mailto:  

Workshop on Nuclear Disarmament in India and Pakistan

For more details, mailto:  

Higher Education for Peace Conference "Transforming a Culture of War to a Culture of Peace" http://www.peace.uit.no 

For more details, mailto:  

Re-imagining Politics and Society at the Millenium: Creating a Just, Caring and Sustainable World http://www.meaning.org 

For more details, mailto:  

Update (II): Millennium Forum "The United Nations for the Next Century" (see WNII No. 35/1999 and No. 49/1999)

The Planning Consultative Council has identified six priority themes for the Millennium Forum (electronic mailing lists have been set up - with one for each of the priority theme working groups for the Millennium Forum):

1. Peace, Security & Disarmament (email list: send an email message to: < > with the one-line message: subscribe mf-psd)

2. Poverty Eradication (email list: send an email message to: < > with the one-line message: subscribe mf-poverty)

3. Human Rights (email list: send an email message to: < > with the one-line message: subscribe mf-rights)

4. Sustainable Development & the Environment (email list: send an email message to: < > with the one-line message: subscribe mf-sde)

5. Facing the Challenge of Globalization: Achieving equity, justice and diversity (email list: send an email message to: < > with the one-line message: subscribe mf-global)

6. Democratizing & Strengthening the UN and Global Institutions (email list: send an email message to: < > with the one-line message: subscribe mf-sdungi)

Contact the Millennium Forum at: < > http://www.millenniumforum.org  (at this website, there is also a registration form)

If you need any information about the mailing lists, please contact Robert Pollard at: < >

Global Cities 21 The International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) World Congress of Local Governments http://www2.iclei.org/gc21/  

For more details, contact the Congress Secretariat mailto:  

14th World Congress of the IPPNW Theme: Health Through Peace http://www.ippnw.org  

For more details, mailto:  


All INES e-mail addresses and homepages are available upon request from: < >

CHANGE email Movimiento Cubano por la Paz y la Soberania de los Pueblos

Please note the change of email address of the Cuban Movement for Peace and Sovereignty of the Peoples (Movimiento Cubano por la Paz y la Soberania de los Pueblos): < >

<><><><><> end of No.7/2000  what's new in ines <><><><>