Events

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)

 

IPPNW Switzerland

IPPNW Switzerland is the Swiss affiliate of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), a global network of medical professionals  (doctors, medical students, other health workers) who share the common goal of creating a more peaceful and secure world freed from the threat of nuclear annihilation.

Founded in 1980, IPPNW was an inspiration born of the Cold War. With the world divided into two militarized camps poised on the brink of nuclear war, a small group of Soviet and American doctors took a leap of faith. They reasoned that their common interest in survival was more powerful than the ideological divides between them. They believed that their obligation as physicians included a common commitment to the prevention of nuclear war. For their pioneering work to de-politicise nuclear politics and promote nuclear disarmament, IPPNW was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985.

In 1993, IPPNW was instrumental in taking a case in the International Court of Justice which then declared that the threat or use of nuclear weapons is generally illegal due to their catastrophic humanitarian consequences. In 1995, IPPNW co-founded the Abolition 2000 Global Network for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons – which has membership of over 2000 organisations around the world supporting negotiations for a global treaty to abolish nuclear weapons under effective international verification,  enforcement and control. In 2007, IPPNW established an International Campaign for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which now has 286 partners in 80 countries, to build public awareness and support for nuclear abolition.

IPPNW Switzerland plays a leading role in international activities of IPPNW, which included hosting the 2010 IPPNW World Congress in Basel. 

IPPNW Switzerland is also committed the phase-out of nuclear energy through the promotion of renewable energy and energy conservation. The proliferation, health and environmental risks of nuclear energy have become more prominent recently with additional countries acquiring nuclear weapons through their nuclear energy programs (India, Pakistan and North Korea) and with the Fukushima nuclear energy accident. IPPNW Switzerland has helped move the Swiss government to agree to phase-out nuclear energy by 2034, and is helping other countries to reconsider the nuclear energy option.

IPPNW is registered in Switzerland as Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR). The Board of Directors includes Andreas Nidecker (President of the Basel Peace Office) and Guy Morin (President of the Canton of Basel).

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