The INES Global Responsibility Newsletter reports and comments – from a global perspective – on political, technical and societal developments and comprises of regular internal news sections.
Meeting at the School of Exact and Natural Sciences, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
On the occasion of the World Science Day for Peace and Development 2008, a meeting on the 20th anniversary of the Hippocratic Oath for Scientists will be held on 10 November 2008 at the School of Exact and Natural Sciences, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The event will be organized by the UNESCO Office in Montevideo and Regional Bureau for Science in Latin America and the Caribbean, in cooperation with the authorities of the School of Natural Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires, the National Committee of Ethics for Science and Technology (Ministry of Science and Technology of Argentina) and INES (International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility).
The meeting will mark the 20th anniversary of the official instauration -within the school of sciences- of a Hippocratic Oath for Scientists during the graduation ceremonies (Buenos Aires Oath). This Oath was taken internationally as an example of self-regulating behaviour within the scientific community and the wish of several scientists to use their knowledge only for the benefit of humankind.
Read more about the Hippocratic Oath for Scientists read on La cienica que se jugó por la paz (in Spanish) read on Cumple veinte años el compomiso "hipocrático" de los científícos por la paz (in Spanish)
October 15th - 17th, 2008
Teaching ethics to science and engineering students
An international workshop at University of Hamburg.
The natural and engineering sciences produce knowledge and technology which can be abused or used to the better. Students of science and engineering are often unaware of related dilemmas which they will face in their future careers. read on
International Preparatory Conference for the Anti NATO
activities related to the 60th anniversary of NATO
International Peace Bureau (IPB) International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility (INES) International Association of Lawyers against Nuclear Arms (IALANA Europe) war resisters’ international, Stop the War Coalition, Great Britain Stop the War Coalition, Greece Woman’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), Germany Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), Great Britain Le Mouvement de la Paix, France, Cooperation for Peace, Germany Federal Committee Peace Council, Germany
We will discuss NATO 's 60th anniversary in May 2009, which will be celebrated with an official summit in Strasbourg and Kehl. read on
Appeal: No to War - No to NATO
On the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of the NATO military organisation, we appeal to all people to come to Strasbourg and Kehl in April 2009, to protest against NATO's aggressive military and nuclear policies, and assert our vision of a just world free of war.
INES-UNAM Conference, Oaxtepec, Mexico, March 2008
OAXTEPEC DECLARATION: Science for Peace and Sustainability
At the beginning of the 21st century, our planet is in severe danger. Many problems are threatening humanity and the biosphere we live in, including environmental destruction, climate change and biodiversity loss, poverty and hunger, population growth and refugees, drugs and crime, the spread of armaments and violence, and the threat of nuclear war. A mutually enforcing triangle of economic growth, concentration of political power and destructive military force and conflict is driving the world toward global disaster.Read on