Events

 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 info@unfoldzero.org 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
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 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

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)

 

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.

French Defence documents, which became available only last year, reveal that plutonium fallout from the tests spread across the whole of French Polynesia – an area of over 5,000,000 square kilometres (more than four times the area of Western Europe).  Tahiti, the most populated island, was exposed to 500 times the maximum accepted levels of radiation. (See French nuclear tests 'showered vast area of Polynesia with radioactivity', The Guardian, 3 July 2013).


Nuclear test near Moruroa, French Polynesia

Senator Richard Ari'ihau Tuheiava, a keynote speaker at the Basel OSCE Forum on July 4-5, is one of the youngest Senators in France. An indigenous Tahitian, Senator Tuheiava is a young man with a mission – to represent the human rights and health needs of the people of Te Ao Mā'ohi (the indigenous name for French Polynesia) – and indeed to campaign for their independence from a colonising power that has subjected the population to the horrific health and environmental impacts of nuclear tests.

‘There is no other oceanographic region that has such nuclear contamination as French Polynesia. We have to be prepared for the possibility of further contamination if there is a disaster at the test site.’ Senator Richard Tuheiava, South-South News

Senator Tuheiava, a member of the Senate Committee for Foreign Affairs, Defense and Armed Forces, has broken the relative silence in the French Senate on the issue of France’s Force de Frappe (nuclear forces). In a series of questions and motions, Senator Tuheiava has:

In addition, he has partially succeeded in retrieving jurisdiction of Moruroa and Fangataufa for the regional government from military control (See French Senate OKs Return of Nuclear Test Atolls to French Polynesia), and has conducted regional and international work to get Mā'ohi Nui (French Polynesia) reinstated on the United Nations list of territories for decolonization.


Senator Tuheiava speaking in the French Senate

Senator Tuheiava has also worked with parliamentarians from around the world, including through the Inter Parliamentary Union, to advance peace and disarmament (See Video to promote IPU/PNND handbook on disarmament).

‘This is an international problem. We have to raise this to an international level. The United Nations should establish a process to deal with all the nuclear sites around the world.’
Senator Richard Tuheiava, South-South News

Senator Tuheiava is also active on the other existential issue for humanity – climate change. Already many islands in the Pacific are being impacted by climate change with ocean high tides sweeping over low-lying atolls, and the prospect of whole islands or even island nations disappearing.

A disarming and incredibly friendly person (in the spirit of the Pacific Islands), Senator Tuheiava will be one of the outstanding young leaders to speak at the Basel OSCE Forum.

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