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)



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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Basel OSCE Forum speaker on world bike ride for peace

Thore Vestby, who has just confirmed as a speaker for the Basel OSCE Forum on July 4-5, is one of the four cyclists on the World Bike Ride for Peace, which began in Manchester (UK) on March 15 and is going through Europe, Asia and North America.

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

(en Francais, Bâle accueille un forum international sur la sécurité coopérative et un monde exempt d’armes nucléaires)

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

PNND Co-Presidents Senator Ed Markey and Uta Zapf to receive the prestigious Senator Alan Cranston Award. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden sends letter of commendation. Read more »