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)


Archive to support a Middle East Zone free of Nuclear Weapons and other WMD

The Basel Peace Office hosts an archive of documents to support the proposal for a Middle East Zone Free from Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction, in particular documents of use to civil society in their actions to support the UN Conference on establishing such a zone.


  1. Parliamentary Statement Supporting a Middle East Zone Free from Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction

    This joint parliamentary statement is based on the United Nations General Assembly resolution, which is adopted annually by consensus, supporting a Middle East Nuclear Weapon Free Zone. It was drafted in consultation with parliamentarians and disarmament experts from Israel, Iran, Egypt, Jordan, US, UK and other relevant countries.
    » Arabic
    » Czech
    » English
    » French
    » German
    » Greek
    » Hebrew
    » Italian
    » Japanese
    » Persian/Farsi
    » Slovak
    » Spanish
    » Turkish

    The list of parliamentarians endorsing the statement is constantly increasing. Please contact for a copy of the most up-to-date list.
  2. United Nations resolution adopted by consensus on establishing a Middle East Nuclear Weapon Free Zone
    » English
    » Arabic
    » Chinese
    » French
    » Russian
    » Spanish

    » Israel Explanation of Vote on the UN Resolution - English
  3. Decision by the States Parties to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) to invite the UN Secretary-General to host a Conference on establishing a Middle East Zone
    » 2010 NPT Review Conference Final Document Section IV
  4. Other NPT documents and statements
    » Report to the 2013 NPT Prep Com by the Facilitator for the UN Conference on establishing a Middle East Zone
    » Statement to the 2013 NPT by Jaakko Laajava, Facilitator for the UN Conference - April 29, 2013
    » Arab League statement condemning the unilateral postponement of the conference - April 19, 2013
    » Draft Paper to the 2017 NPT Prep Com by the group of NGO experts from NAC countries, May 8, 2017

  5. Civil society appeals and declarations
    » Petition to governments and UN Secretary-General, Mar 2013
    » Helsinki Civil Society Conference Declaration - English,  Dec 2012
    » Helsinki Civil Society Conference Declaration - German, Dec 2012
    » Helsinki Appeal "The window of opportunity is now" - English
    » Helsinki Appeal "The window of opportunity is now" - German
    » IAPMC Petition for A Nuclear Weapons Free Middle East,
    » Ankara Declaration IPPNW
    » The Amman Statement supporting the UNSG and the Facilitator of the UN Conference
  6. Other documents
    » European Union Council decision to support a Middle East NWFZ
    » European Parliament resolution supporting a Middle East free from weapons of mass destruction
    » Inter Parliamentary Union Resolution supporting nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament measures including a Middle East NWFZ - English
    » Inter Parliamentary Union Resolution supporting nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament measures including a Middle East NWFZ - French
  7. Action alerts
    »  Parliamentary call to action - English
    »  Parliamentary call to action - Arabic
  8. Event Reports
    » Athens Dialogue on a Middle East WMD and Delivery Vehicle Free Zone, Nov 2012 (Summary of recommendations)
    » Amman WMD Forum, Nov 2012
    » ACSIS and GCSP report, “The Conference for a Middle East WMD Free Zone”, Oct 2012
    » BASIC Istanbul roundtable, Oct 2012
    » Horizon 2012 Sailing in the Same Boat, March 23 ‐ April 7, 2012
    » The 2012 Conference, Monterey Institute Roundtable, July 2012
    » EU Seminar to promote confidence building and a Middle East NWFZ, 6-7 July, 2011
    » Monterey Nonproliferation Strategy Report on a Mideast NWFZ, August 2009
    » UNSG Report on Effective and Verifiable Measures to Facilitate a NWFZ in the Middle East
  9. Articles
    »  Banning WMD from the Middle East, a collection of articles in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists by Mansour Salsabili of Iran, Ehud Eiran of Israel, Martin Malin of the United States, and Ayman Khalil of Jordan, June 2013
    »  A Political Plan for a Weapons of Mass Destruction-Free Zone (WMDFZ) in the Middle East, Prince Turki Al Faisal of Saudi Arabia, July 2013
    »  PIR Centre White Paper: Ten steps towards a WMD free zone in the Middle East - December 2012
    » UN Secretary General reiterates support to establish Middle East NWFZ, 24 November 2012
    » Talking About a Nuclear Free Zone in the Middle East, Hillel Schenker
    » Nuclear Weapon Free Middle East Looking for Solutions, Vladimir Orlov
    » Main Elements of a Future Regime of a WMD Free Zone in the Middle East, Mohamed Shaker
    » Towards a more secure and WMD-free Middle East, Mark Fitzpatrick
    » Delivery systems a key component, by Carlo Trezza
    » A Middle East NWFZ: Pie in the Sky? by Claudia Baumgart and Harald Müller
    » Building a WMD Free Zone in the Middle East UNIDIR
    » WMD Free Middle East Proposal at a Glance, Arms Control Association
    » The Middle East Possibilities for a NWFZ by Mohamed Shaker

    For additional articles see 2012 Middle East WMDFZ Conference, EU Non-Proliferation Consortium