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)

 

Events

Basel OSCE Forum on Nuclear Abolition

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 met in Basel to share initiatives, network and advance the cooperative security framework for peace, prosperity and nuclear disarmament.

July 4: Basel Rathaus
14:00 - 17:30: Forum sessions
18:00 - 21:00: Public event and apero (including entertainment)

July 5: Hotel Rochat Conference Room:
9:30 - 12:30: Forum sessions
14:00: Excursion to Tri-Country Corner

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Chernobyl exhibition and the Rhine

Kleinbasel, Basel
Sunday April 13, afternoon

Tour of the Photo exhibition of the Chernobyl nuclear power disaster, followed by lunch, informal discussion and Rhine promenade with members of the Basel Peace Office and Environmental Award laureates participating in the 3rd International Convention of Environmental Laureates.

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April 6, International Day of Sport for Peace and Development

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

International Day of Sport for Peace and Development
Sunday April 6


Peace pole at the Three Countries Corner

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Publication Launch: Moving Beyond Nuclear Deterrence to a Nuclear-Weapons-Free World

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

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Youth, Sports and Peace: Building bridges in conflicts through Sport

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

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Basel President Guy Morin opens the Basel Peace Office

On 16 November 2012, Guy Morin, President of the Basel Canton, opened the Basel Peace Office, a joint initiative of four international and four Swiss organisations to advance international peace and security through the abolition of nuclear weapons. The international organisations - World Future Council, Global Security Institute, Middle Powers Initiative and Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament have come to Basel because of the growing importance of Switzerland and the growing role of cities in the achievement of a nuclear-weapons-free world. They are supported in the Basel Peace Office by the Basel Canton, University of Basel Sociology Department, Swisspeace and Swiss section of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.

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Basel Peace Office Opening Reception

You are cordially invited to the opening reception of the Basel Peace Office:

Friday 16 November, 6:00 pm
Aula Hall, Kollegienhaus, University of Basel

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Symposium: The Humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons and the imperative for nuclear abolition

Saturday November 17. 10:00 – 12:30
University of Basel, Hörsaal Room 115 (Cafeteria Block)

With special guest Karipbek Kuyukov (Kazakhstan), a second generation victim of Soviet nuclear tests, armless painter and Honorary Ambassador of the ATOM Project (Abolish Tests: Our Mission), and introducing Universal Models for Peace – advancing UN Millennium Development Goals through fashion, lifestyle, media and social networks.

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Basel Peace Run

September 23, 2012:
Basel Peace Office Director Alyn Ware runs the Basel Peace marathon (40 km) to raise funds for the office and its programs.

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