Events

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
Contact info@baselpeaceoffice.org

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)

 

News

L’organisation Middle Powers Initiative propose une nouvelle initiative !

Le nouveau document d’information du Middle Powers Initiatives (MPI) encourage un processus diplomatique global pour éliminer les armes nucléaires

(Photo de couverture : Table ronde lors du Framework Forum des MPI à Berlin)

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Middle Powers Initiative releases A Beacon of Light!

New MPI Briefing Paper promotes a comprehensive diplomatic process to eliminate nuclear weapons
[click here to read in Arabic]  [click here to read in French]

(cover photo - MPI Framework Forum roundtable in Berlin)

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IFOR 100th anniversary - Don't Bank on the Bomb!

The International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR) marked its 100th anniversary of promoting nonviolence with a centennial conference and range of anti-war actions in Konstanz, Germany 1-3 August.

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Red Cross and Red Crescent societies mark Hiroshima Day

August 6, 2014

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) today commemorated the 69th anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, with a joint statement calling on the 'International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and indeed the entire world, to reflect on the dangers of these weapons and remind ourselves of the need to prohibit and eliminate them once and for all time.'

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Basel City President – Can the OSCE reduce the reliance on nuclear weapons and war?

July 9, 2014
Basel, Switzerland,

Dr Guy Morin, President of the Basel City Government, opened an international conference in Basel on Friday last week with the question – ‘Can the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) provide a forum and options for resolving current conflicts – such as in the Ukraine, Balkans and Middle East - in peaceful ways? And could this reduce the reliance on military options including nuclear deterrence?'

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Basel OSCE speaker initiates nuclear abolition debate in Norwegian parliament

On June 5, the Foreign Minister of Norway and parliamentarians from across the political spectrum engaged in a dynamic debate in the Stortinget (Norwegian Parliament) on the issue of nuclear disarmament initiated by Marit Nybakk, Vice-President of the Parliament and a featured speaker of the Basel OSCE Forum.

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Un orateur du Forum de l’OSCE de Bâle est originaire d’un site où ont été réalisés des essais nucléaires français !

« Dans nos îles, les essais nucléaires ont endommagé l’âme et le corps de notre nation insulaire. En surface, le site des essais nucléaires parait magnifique. On ne peut pas voir la contamination. Mais à l’intérieur, les cœurs des îles (Moruroa et Fangataufa) sont gravement endommagés ». Sénateur Richard Tuheiava, South-South News

Entre 1966 et 1996, la France a réalisé 193 essais nucléaires atmosphériques et souterrains sur le site des atolls de Moruroa et de Fangataufa en Polynésie française.

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Basel OSCE Forum speaker hails from French nuclear testing ground!

‘The nuclear tests in our islands damaged the soul and body of our island nation. It is deceptive. The nuclear tests sites on the surface look beautiful. You can’t see the contamination. But inside, the bodies of the islands (Moruroa and Fangataufa) are severely damaged.’
Senator Richard Tuheiava, South-South News

From 1966 to 1996 France detonated 193 nuclear weapons under and above the atolls of Moruroa and Fangataufa in French Polynesia.

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UNFOLD ZERO launched at the United Nations

On Thursday May 7, UNFold Zero, a new platform for United Nations (UN) focused initiatives and actions for the achievement of a nuclear weapons free world, was launched at the United Nations in New York by the Basel Peace Office, PragueVision, Mayors for Peace 2020 Vision Campaign, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament(PNND) and Aotearoa Lawyers for Peace

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Marshall Islands launches case against the Nuclear-Armed States in the International Court of Justice

Cover photo: Anti-nuclear campaigners greet the New Zealand Attorney-General at the International Court of Justice 1995 hearings on nuclear weapons

April 24, 2014

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