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)

 

Nuclear weapons & Europe: New threats. Emerging solutions

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.

Monday Jan 16. 17:00-19:00. Osaka Room, Floor 3, Messe Center, Messeplatz 21, Basel.

 

Renewed global threats:

• Tensions and nuclear threat postures between Russia and the West have risen to nearly Cold War levels;
• Europe is a region of conflicts, and of deployment of nuclear weapons on high alert and on first-use policies;
• Nuclear weapons have proliferated to additional States and could be acquired by terrorists;

Emerging solutions:

• Over ½ the world is now in Nuclear Weapon Free Zones;
• There are proposals for additions NWFZs in Europe, Middle East, NE Asia and the Arctic;
• The United Nations has initiated multilateral negotiations on nuclear disarmament and will hold a high level conference in 2018 to achieve a nuclear-weapon-free world.

Renowned Speakers:

* Prof. (em.) Andreas Nidecker, MD (Switzerland). President, Basel Peace Office. Past President & Board Member IPPNW Switzerland
* Arielle Denis (France), Consultant, International Peace Bureau
* Prof. (em.) Dr. Harald Müller (Germany), Director, Peace Research Institute of Frankfurt
* Alyn Ware (New Zealand), Global Coordinator of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament

Contact: www.baselpeaceoffice.org info@baselpeaceoffice.org

 

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Details: Europe and Nuclear weapons: Renewed global threat. Emerging solutions

Situation : With increasing East – West tension, the risk of a nuclear confrontation is on the rise again. Nuclear weapon states (NWS) continue to modernize their nuclear arsenals. New policies of the in-coming US Govt could increase the risks of armed conflict and nuclear war. Several new states may aim to also acquire nuclear weapons (horizontal proliferation).

On the positive side, the United Nations General Assembly has agreed (123 countries voting in favour) to commence negotiations in 2017 on a nuclear weapons prohibition treaty, and to hold a High Level Conference in 2018 (143 countries voting in favour) to build global support for such nuclear disarmament measures. This indicates increased self-confidence and an awareness of many countries about the risks and catastrophic consequences of a nuclear attack. Indeed, the entire Southern Hemisphere has already banned nuclear weapons in the region by establishing Nuclear Weapon Free Zones (NWFZs).

Content : The above described situation, the significance of the new UN  initiatives and the concept of NWFZs,  in particular a NWFZ in Europe, will be discussed. The latter could be realized in a phased process, firstly by non-nuclear European countries, followed by those in nuclear alliances and finally the nuclear-armed countries. Such a process is an alternative to the dangerous cycle of threats and counter-threats between Russia and NATO. It could help reduce tensions and build confidence, which would not only be beneficial for our common security, but also for business, trade and sustainable development in a secure environment without nuclear risks. 

Click here for a PDF of the event flyer
 
 

 

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