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)

 

News

World-class runner Wilson Kipketer spoke in Basel on the power of sport to overcome conflicts

The long-standing world record holder in the 800-meter run Wilson Kipketer spoke on a panel discussion of the Basel Peace Office about peace and sport on 24 May. Kipketer, originally from Kenya, is a Danish former middle distance runner who was three times world champion in the 800-meters in the 1990s. From 1997 to 2010 he continuously held the world record over 800 meters.

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Reflections on the May sessions of the OEWG and visions for successful outcome

Over the past two weeks, the OEWG engaged in lively discussions that covered numerous proposals for nuclear disarmament. The discussions provided a useful knowledge base necessary for further evaluation of particular proposals. The catastrophic humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons, that have been highlighted throughout the sessions, reminded us of the reason why we sit here in this room trying to find a way to disarmament.

However we dare to say that the most valuable thing, that has been expressed by a majority of delegations attending this meeting, was the recognition of a simple fact – that if we ever want to make progress in disarmament, we have to bridge the gap between various proposals and define a new way, an approach, or a roadmap, that will be feasible for all.

We highly appreciate the openness of delegations in this regard and we would like to present a couple of concrete recommendations that could facilitate a systematic work of this group on proposals to take forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations.

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Nuclear Weapons Convention: Exploring and Developing Elements of a Nuclear-Weapons-Free World

Tuesday 21 May, 2013, 13:15 – 14:45
Room XI, Building A, UN Geneva
OEWG side-event

What issues need to be addressed to achieve and maintain a nuclear weapons free world? What are the benefits and opportunities of an incremental-comprehensive approach? What elements of a NWC can we start developing now?

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Are you open to a nuclear-weapons-free world?

Join the Abolition 2000 Task Force on the UN Opened Ended Working Group!

Abolition 2000 invites you to engage in an exciting new process to achieve a nuclear-weapons-free world. After 17 years of inaction at the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, the United Nations has established an Open Ended Working Group (OEWG) to develop proposals for multilateral negotiations. Join the Abolition 2000 Task Force on the OEWG to promote a nuclear weapons convention - a global treaty to abolish nuclear weapons.

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Parliamentarians instrumental to success of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

Panel at the NPT Conference in Geneva on Engaging Legislators in Building the Framework for a Nuclear Weapons Free World

Geneva, May 3, 2013

Government delegates and non-governmental observers to the Conference of States Parties to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (the 2013 NPT Prep Com) in Geneva were reminded on Monday of the important role that parliamentarians have in the shared goal to achieve a nuclear-weapons-free world. The reminder came from a joint panel  of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament (PNND) and the Intre-Parliamentary Union (IPU).

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Washington congresswoman seeks support for Act on Nuclear Weapons Abolition

On April 18, 2013, Washington DC's Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton introduced the HR-1650, the "Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Economic and Energy Conversion Act" which calls on the United States government to negotiate a multilateral treaty for the dismantlement and elimination of all nuclear weapons in every country by not later than 2020; and for strict and effective international control of such dismantlement and eliminatio

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Abolition 2000 at Faslane: Get Rid of the Nukes!

A delegation from the Abolition 2000 Global Network for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons visited the Clyde Naval Base in Faslane, Scotland today (19 April 2013) where they released the Faslane Declaration, which calls on the UK to remove the nuclear weapons based in Scotland, abandon nuclear deterrence and join negotiations for global nuclear abolition.

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Beyond Nuclear Deterrence to a Nuclear Weapons-Free World launched in Geneva

Government diplomats, UN officials, disarmament researchers, policy analysts, academics and representatives of non-governmental organisations attended the launch on 9 April of Moving Beyond Nuclear Deterrence to a Nuclear-Weapons-Free World, the 2nd edition of the Nuclear Abolition Forum.

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UK nuclear arsenal under question ahead of global abolition meeting in Scotland

UK Premier Cameron challenged by former Secretary of Defence and Scottish Parliament

With nuclear tensions rising in the Korean Peninsula, a referendum on Scottish independence looking in 2014, and less than two weeks until a global nuclear abolition meeting in Edinburgh, the issue of UK's nuclear arsenal which is based in Faslane, Scotland, has become a political hot potato for UK Prime Minister  David Cameron.

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Appeal to governments and the UN Secretary-General on a Middle East Zone Free from Nuclear Weapons and other WMD

The Window of opportunity is now! Act to promote The Middle East without Weapons of Mass Destruction! Sign today!

http://www.change.org/petitions/act-to-promote-the-middle-east-without-weapons-of-mass-destruction

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