Events

Kazakh Room (Cinema Room XIV),
Palais des Nations, United Nations, Geneva
September 25, 16:00 - 17:30
followed by refreshments

Organised by UNFOLD ZERO and the Basel Peace Office
Hosted by the United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs

A UN pass is required to attend. Contact info@unfoldzero.org

18 August to 15 September 2014
Oberer Rheinweg, Basel
Between Mittlere Brücke (Middle Bridge) and Wettstein Bridge

www.makingpeace.org

Sunday August 17, 6pm – 9pm
Im Fluss stage on the Rhine
Oberer Rheinweg, Basel

Free

PLAYforRIGHTS presents a Youth Music Performance to commemorate World Humanitarian Day

A range of live music featuring ERROR 404 brass band ensemble from Musik Akademie Basel

July 4 - 5
Basel, Switzerland

Hosted by Guy Morin, President of the Basel-Stadt Canton
Organised by the Basel Peace Office

Mayors, parliamentarians and civil society!
Join us in Basel to share initiatives, network with others and advance the cooperative security framework for peace, prosperity and nuclear disarmament.

Chernobyl exhibition and the Rhine
Kleinbasel, Basel
Sunday April 13, afternoon

With Basel Peace Office and Environmental Award laureates participating in the 3rd International Convention of Environmental Laureates.

13:00: Photo exhibition of Chernobyl nuclear disaster
by Alexander Hofmann
Basel Art Center, Riehentorstrasse 33, Basel
Discounted group rate 15 CHF (normal entry is 22 CHF)

13:50 Lunch
Merian Spitz Cafe, Rheingasse 2

15:30. Rhine Promenade, water-powered ferry, Munster

RSVP to alyn@pnnd.org or +41 788 912 156

International Day of Sport for Peace and Development
Sunday April 6, 2014

Carton Blanc photo event and short peace run/cycle in Basel
Followed by an informal talk on peace and sport – peace bike rides

3pm: Run/cycle along the Rhine from Oberer Rheinweg (under Wettstein Bridge) to the Three Countries Corner
4pm: Carton Blanc photo event at Three Countries Corner, Dreiländereck
5pm: Light meal and talk at Restaurant Schiff

Contact info@baselpeaceoffice.org

Act now to encourage your country to engage in the OEWG. Organize a public event with motive of “opening the door to a nuclear weapons free world”!

Tuesday 21 May, 2013
13:15 – 14:45
Room XI, Building A, UN Geneva

Side-event of Open Ended Working
Group on Nuclear Disarmament

Launch of the 2nd edition of the Nuclear Abolition Forum
Tuesday, 9 April 2013
12:30 – 14:00
Geneva Centre for Security Policy
WMO/OMM Building Avenue de la Paix 7bis, Geneva

Featuring:
Ambassador Urs Schmid (Switzerland)
Ambassador Nobuyasu Abe (Japan)
Jean-Marie Collin (PNND, France)
Marc Finaud (Program Adviser, GCSP)
Alyn Ware (Founder, Nuclear Abolition Forum, New Zealand)
Teresa Bergman (Researcher, Basel Peace Office)

6pm, Friday May 24
University of Basel, Lecture Hall 001
Petersgraben, Basel

Featuring:
Wilson Kipketer, runner. Current world record holder for the 800 and 1000 meters (indoors).
Spokesperson for L’organisation pour la Paix par le Sport (Peace and Sport)
Paol Hansen, Special Adviser UN Office on Sport for Development and Peace
Carola Szemerey, Youth Future Project
Henk Van Nieuwenhove, Flanders Peace Field project  (the 1914 Soccer Truce)

 

Framework Forum

"All States need to make special efforts to establish the necessary framework to achieve and maintain a world without nuclear weapons." 
Excerpt from the Final Agreement of the 2010 Conference of States Parties to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT Review Conference)

The Framework Forum is an initiative of the Middle Powers Initiative and Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament to bring governments together in track-two meetings in order to commence the work of building the framework to establish a nuclear weapons-free world.

In particular, the Framework Forum meetings aim to examine the legal, technical, political and institutional requirements to achieve a nuclear-weapons-free world, to determine which of these elements can be developed in the short-term by middle power goverments, and to consider how middle power governments can move the nuclear-weapon-States to commence negotations for comprehensive nuclear disarmament.

The Framework Forum was launched in May 2012 at a roundtable meeting in Vienna of more than 50 representatives from governments and NGOs, which was co-hosted by MPI and the Austrian government, and featured presentations from Angela Kane (the UN High Representative for Disarmament) and Ambassador Libran Cabactulan (the President of the 2010 NPT Review Conference).

A second meeting of the Framework Forum was held in New York in October 2012, hosted by the German Mission to the United Nations. 29 governments attended this session.

The Framework Forum is built on the success of the Article VI Forum, led by the Middle Powers Initiative, which organised a series of track-two meetings of governments from 2005-2010 in order to build consensus on nuclear disarmament for the 2010 NPT Review Conference.

The Basel Peace Office is working with PNND and MPI on future meetings of the Framework Forum inlcuding in Berlin in February 2013 supported by the German Foreign Office and in Switzerland in November 2013 suported by the Swiss Federal Department of Foriegn Affairs.

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