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)

 

World Future Council

The World Future Council (WFC) consists of 50 respected people from all five continents, who have made an impact and continue to play an influential role in key areas relating to future sustainability and the rights of future generations. The Council members represent governments, international organisations, parliaments, the arts, civil society, academia and the business world.

WFC highlights existing exemplary government policies in the areas of Future Justice, Climate and Energy, Sustainable Ecosystems, Sustainable Economies, Just Societies and Peace and Disarmament, and encourages other governments to emulate these. WFC does this through parliamentary hearings, policy papers, public events (such as the Future Policy Award), and consultancy & advocacy.

WFC’s leading work on the Feed-In Tariff (FIT), which accelerates investment in renewable energy technologies by providing price certainty for energy from renewable sources, has helped encourage over 60 countries to implement some form of FIT.  

WFC’s work on Cities and Climate Change has helped build a commitment to ‘Regenerative Cities’ and has lead to the appointment of WFC to the policy advisory board of UN-HABITAT to help develop UN policy guidelines on urban and territorial planning.  

WFCs’ Campaign for Ombudspersons for Future Generations gained considerable traction in the Rio+20 process making it into the pen-ultimate draft of the final document and capturing the informal support of the UN Secretary-General.

WFC’s Campaign to End Crimes Against Future Generations is generating considerable interest in the international law, human rights and environmental communities – including for the Draft Declaration of Crimes Against Future Generations.

In the disarmament field, WFC hosts the Nuclear Abolition Forum (now based at the Basel Peace Office and WFC London office), which facilitates dialogue on key issues relating to nuclear disarmament by a range of academics and policy analysts both supportive and critical of the possibilities for nuclear abolition. WFC also initiated the Tank of Bread project as part of its Disarmament for Sustainable Development program, calling for a re-direction of military spending to social needs. The Tank of Bread was a huge hit at the Rio+20 Summit. WFC also initiated the Climate-Nuclear Nexus, now a major program of the Basel Peace Office, focusing on the links between climate change and nuclear weapons.

The WFC Peace and Disarmament Program is coordinated by the co-chairs of the Peace and Disarmament Commission, David Krieger and Alyn Ware, along with the WFC Disarmament staff person Rob van Riet.

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