Thursday December 7.
Basel University, Hörsaal 001
18:00 - 20:00

Premier screening of the award-winning movie 'Where the Wind Blew' about the impact of nuclear tests in Nevada and Kazakhstan. Screenign is followed by discussion with representatives of Kazakhstan.

Basel University, September 14 - September 17

An international conference on the human impact of nuclear weapons and power, legal cases on behalf of victims, and protection of future generations.

Monday Jan 16. 16:30-18:30. Sydney Room, Floor 2, Messe Center, Messeplatz 21, Basel.

Europe could be caught in nuclear cross-fire between Russia and the United States. Join us for a discussion with Swiss and international speakers on new threats from nuclear weapons and what can be done about it.

Kazakh Room (Cinema XIV), Palais des Nations, Geneva.
September 27, 2016. 15:00 - 17:00.

Special event featuring
* Ela Gandhi (grand-daughter of Mahatma Gandhi and Co-President of Religions for Peace);
* Chain Reaction 2016 video, a series of nuclear disarmament actions and events around the world;

* Presentation of the Astana Vision declaration to the United Nations.

Please register at by September 22

Issues and proposals for taking forward nuclear disarmament
Framwork Forum roundtable for invited governments
April 18, 2016
Hosted by the Permanent Mission of Canada to the UN, Geneva
Co-sponsored by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

From the NPT to the UN General Assembly: Filling the legal gap to prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons

Geneva, 1 September 2015, 13:15-18:00

Restaurant Layalina 121 rue de Lausanne, and Auditorium Jacques Freymond, rue de Lausanne 132       

Sponsored by Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, Middle Powers Initiative, Basel Peace Office and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Geneva
Supported by the Right Livelihood Award Foundation and World Future Council

Screenings in various locations in Switzerland during the week September 21-26

Directed by Peter Anthony
Featuring: Stanislav Petrov, Kevin Costner, Sergey Shnrynov, Matt Damon, Natalia Vdovina & Robert de Niro

On the night of September 26, 1983, Stanislav Petrov disobeyed military protocol and probably prevented a nuclear holocaust. He says that he is not a hero. 'I was just in the right place at the right time.' You decide!


Wave goodbye to nukes! 24 hours of actions in capitals and other cities around the world April 26-27, 2015

Framework Forum roundtable
Monday September 8, 2014, 13:00 – 18:00
Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
Auditoire Jaques Freymond, rue de Lausanne 132 , Geneva

By invitation only

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

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

Late October until early December 2014
Theatrestrasse, Basel. From Elizabethenkirche to Barfusserplatz

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


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 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


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

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

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)


Task Force Members

Members of the Abolition 2000 Task Force on the OEWG


  • Jana Jedlickova (Czech Republic), Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament

Deputy Coordinators:

  • Aaron Tovish (Austria/USA), Mayors for Peace
  • Alyn Ware (New Zealand/Switzerland), Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament, Nuclear Abolition Forum, World Future Council, Basel Peace Office, Middle Powers Initiative


  • Douglas Alton (Canada), Canada Physicians for Research and Education in Peace
  • Janis Alton (Canada), Canadian Voice of Women
  • John Avery  (Denmark), Danish National Group of Pugwash Conferences, Danish Peace Academy
  • Judith Berlyn (Canada), Canadian Peace Alliance
  • John Burroughs (USA), Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy
  • Jackie Cabasso (USA), Western States Legal Foundation
  • Mayra Castro (Brazil/Switzerland), Ban All Nukes Generation
  • Christian N. Ciobanu (USA/Switzerland), Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Ban All Nukes Generation
  • Lisa Clark (Italy), Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament
  • Jean-Marie Collin (France), Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament  
  • Phyllis Creighton (Canada), Science for Peace
  • Dani (Indonesia), Intern at United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific (UNRCPD)
  • Bev Delong (Canada), Lawyers for Social Responsibility, Canadian Network for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons
  • Dale Dewar (Canada), Physicians for Global Survival     
  • Michele Di Paolantonio (Italy), International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
  • Marion Dossner (Germany), Global Zero
  • Rev. Kolade Fadahunsi (Nigeria), Churches in action For peace and development
  • Mary Ellen Francouer (Canada), Religions for Peace
  • Pascale Frémond (Canada), Religions for Peace
  • Jonathan Frerichs (Switzerland), World Council of Churches       
  • Martha Goodings (Canada), No2nuclearweapons
  • Luis Gutierrez-Esparza (Mexico), Latin American Circle of International Studies (LACIS), No to War-No to NATO Network
  • Regina Hagen (Germany), International Network of Scientists and Engineers Against Proliferation
  • John Hallam (Australia), People for Nuclear Disarmament, Human Survival Project        
  • Linda Harvey (Canada), Physicians for Global Survival
  • Martin Hinrichs (Germany/Switzerland), Ban All Nukes Generation
  • Anna Jaikaran (Canada), Science for Peace
  • Cesar Jaramillo (Canada), Project Ploughshares
  • Pierre Jasmin (Canada), Artists for Peace
  • Bill Kidd (Scotland), Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament
  • Maria Kim (South Korea/Japan), Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament, Peace Depot
  • Brian Larkin (Scotland), Trident Ploughshares, Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre
  • Macha MacKay (Canada), Canada Voice of Women
  • Frederick N. Mattis (USA), Author of the book Banning Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Keiko Nakamura (Japan), Nagasaki University Research Centre Nuclear Weapons Abolition, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament
  • Peter Nicholl (UK), Abolition 2000 UK   
  • Andreas Nidecker (Switzerland), International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War Switzerland, Basel Peace Office
  • John Otranto (Germany), Nuclear Free Future Award
  • Christoph Pilger (Germany), Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament, Middle Powers Initiative, Basel Peace Office
  • Dan Plesch (United Kingdom), Strategic Concept for the Removal of Arms and Proliferation (SCRAP)
  • Svenja Quitsch (Germany), Youth Future Project
  • Hayley Ramsay-Jones (United Kingdom), Soka Gakkai International     
  • Rob van Riet (Netherlands/UK), World Future Council, Nuclear Abolition Forum, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament
  • Colleen Ring (Canada), Mahatma Gandhi Foundation for World Peace
  • Matt Robson (Aotearoa-New Zealand), Aotearoa Lawyers for Peace, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament
  • Anda Serban (Romania), Ban All Nukes Generation
  • Juergen Scheffran (Germany), International Network of Engineers and Scientists Against Proliferation
  • Wolfgang Schlupp-Hauck (Germany), Atomwaffen abschaffen!
  • Alice Slater (USA), Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Lawyers’ Committee on Nuclear Policy
  • Susi Snyder (Netherlands/USA), IKV Pax Christi 
  • Metta Spencer (Canada), Science for Peace             
  • Takao Takahara (Japan), Peace Depot
  • Kazuhiko Tamaki (Japan), Peace Depot
  • Murray Thomson (Canada), Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention
  • Hiromichi Umebayashi (Japan), Nagasaki University Research Centre Nuclear Weapons Abolition, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament
  • Carol Urner (USA), WILPF Disarmament and End Wars National Committee
  • Anton Wagner (Canada), Toronto Hiroshima Day Coalition
  • Ichiro Yuasa (Japan), Peace Depot
  • Fergus Watt (Canada), World Federalist Movement
  • Wilbert van der Zeijden (Netherlands), IKV Pax Christi

Members list updated on June 25, 2013.