Events

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

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

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Basel to host an international forum on cooperative security and a nuclear-weapon-free world.

Cover photo - The Basel Town Hall (Rathaus), venue for the Basel OSCE Forum.

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Canton Blanc at the Three Countries Corner, April 6

Basel Peace Office commemorated the inaugural International Day of Sport for Peace and Development on April 6 with a run along the Rhine River, Carton Blanc photo event at Three Countries Corner, Dreiländereck and discussion on the role sport can play to advance peace, conflict resolution, reconciliation, disarmament and development.

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Top peace and security award announced at U.S. Senate reception

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Parliamentarians call on Nuclear Security Summit process for nuclear abolition

Legislators and disarmament experts from around the world meeting in Washington, D.C. last week called on the leaders of the nuclear-weapon States, and other States participating in the forthcoming Nuclear Security Summit to commence a high level process to achieve the global abolition of nuclear weapons.

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World body of parliaments to consider nuclear disarmament resolution: Parliaments called to take action

The Inter Parliamentary Union, a global organisation of over 160 parliaments, will meet in Geneva in March 2014 at which it will consider a ground-breaking draft resolution “Towards a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World: The Contribution of Parliaments.”

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Consequences of a nuclear blast or blasts: Taking the debate to the capitals

PNND raises questions in parliaments: holds 2014 assembly in Washington D.C.

Cover map: The damage radius of a nuclear blast in Washington D.C.

On 20 November 1983 over 100 million Americans sat glued to their TV screens as the horror of nuclear weapons being detonated over their cities and countryside was depicted in the TV movie ‘The Day After’. The issue of nuclear war dominated the news and consciousness not only of the US, but the world.

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France and humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons

PNND holds international nuclear disarmament conference in the French Senate. Parliamentarians, government officials, diplomats, policy analysts and civil society discuss the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons

Cover photo: Dummies in the Algerian desert placed to measure impact of French nuclear tests undertaken in 1960s

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