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29.11.2011: INES 20th Anniversary

Events 2008

December 1st, 2008

Invitation to the first (open) International Coordinating Committee "No to war – No to NATO" meeting

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Call for signatures and for large distribution of the appeal No to War - No to NATO

Anti war and peace organisations across Europe and beyond are calling for mass protests at the 60th Conference of NATO in Strasbourg Baden-Baden/ Kehl from 3 - 5 April 2009.
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See the signatures list: www.no-to-nato.org/en/appeal/

17. November 2008, Copenhagen/Denmark

Symposium: Strengthening the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Speakers will include Dr. Hans Blix, Sweden; MF Holger K. Nielsen, Denmark;  Mr. Hans M. Kristensen, USA; Mr. Pol D'Hyvetter, Belgium; Mr. Alyn Ware, New Zealend; and Ambassador Ali Soltaniyeh, Iran.

Venue: Fællessalen, Christiansborg Palace, 1218 Copenhagen K, Time: 13:10-16:45

Because of security at the entrance to the Danish Parliament, you need to register.
Please write to Prof. John Avery: averyjohnsgmailcom

Get programme
Read background information
See Documentation: www.pugwash.dk/program111.htm


November 27th, 2008, Humbold University Berlin

Nuclear Weapons and Disarmament:

Public lecture by Amb. Jayantha Danaphala, President of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affaires.

Organised by the Federation of German Scientists (VDW) and Pugwash, supported by INES.

See programme (in German)

10th November 2008

World Science Day for Peace and Development

Hippocratic Oath for Scientists

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 programme

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.
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See documentation
and documentation brochure

October 4th and 5th, 2008, Stuttgart, Germany

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.
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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.

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Appeal in English: NotoNATO-Appeal_en.pdf (47K)

Appeal in Spanish: NotoNATO-Appeal_es.pdf (44K)

Appeal in French: NotoNATO-Appeal_de.pdf (53K)

Appeal in German: NotoNATO-Appeal_fr.pdf (65K)

Appeal in Danish: NotoNATO-Appeal_dk.pdf (51K)

Appeal in Italian: NotoNATO-Appeal_it.pdf (6K)

Appeal in Greek: NotoNATO-Appeal_gr.pdf (37K)

Appeal in Turkish: NotoNATO-Appeal_tr.pdf (43K)

Appeal in Italian: NotoNATO-Appeal_nl.pdf (20K)


September 17-21, 2008 Malmö/Sweden

INES at the European Social Forum (ESF)

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INES seminar at ESF: Towards a nuclear-weapons free Europe and a nuclear-weapons free world

in cooperation with:

  • World Court Project UK
  • Swedish Scientists and Engineers Against Nuclear Arms (SEANA)
  • Pugwash Denmark
  • IPPNW Sweden

Friday, September 19, 2008
9:30 - 12:30

Speech by Dominique Lalanne, Abolition 2000-Europe; Stop Essais
Dominique Lalanne is Director of Research in nuclear and particle physics at the French Center for Scientific Research (CNRS).
Speech by John Scales Avery, Against Nuclear Weapons

visit ESF website


Specals Edition

INES Special Edition
for the European
Social Forum, Malmö Sweden 17.-21.09.2008

INES Special Edition - ESF.pdf (2M)

INES and INESAP will participate in the "Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) for the 2010 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)"

28 April to 9 May 2008
Assembly Hall at the United Nations Office in Geneva.

Lecture on Military Research
by Stuart Parkinson Executive Director, Scientists for Global Responsibility (SGR)

Monday, May 5, 2008,10:15 – 12 am,

for details see: article

taken from the INES Newsletter Special Edition (PDF):


Specals Edition

INES Newsletter Special Edition
for the NTP PrepCom
28 April to 9 May 2008, Geneva/Switzerland

INES Special Edition - NTP.pdf (992K)

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

Read the comments: OAXTEPEC_Declaration_Comments.pdf (70K)

See the signarories list: OAXTEPEC_Subscribers_List.pdf (56K)


INES Special Edition
for the INES-UNAM
Conference, Mexico City and Oaxtepec, 29.2.- 3.3.08

INES Special Edition - Mecixo.pdf (3M)