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29.11.2011: INES 20th Anniversary

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Source: ctbto.org

1. June 2012

Job vacancy at the The CTBTO PrepCom

The Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) with its Headquarters in Vienna is the international organization setting up the global verification system foreseen under the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, which is the Treaty banning any nuclear-weapon-test explosion or any other nuclear explosion. The Treaty provides for a global verification regime, including a network of 321 stations worldwide, a communications system, an international data centre and on-site inspections to monitor compliance.

We seek to recruit a highly qualified candidate for the following position in the Commission’s Provisional Technical Secretariat: Research Awards for Young Scientists and Engineers

See: jobs.ctbto.org/ERecruitmentPublicWeb/employmentVacancy.do

The deadline for appication is on 11 July. If you have any related questions, I am happy to respond. Please send them to martinkalinowskictbtoorg.


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1. June 2012

IPB seeks new intern at Geneva Secretariat

The IPB Secretariat takes just one intern at a time. See Job Description for 2012 position. We are now looking for applicants who can start on 30th July 2012. NOTE: We will select only female candidates in order to improve the gender balance in the office team. Some possibilities also exist to work 'remotely' for IPB. Please contact Secretariat if you are interested.

General conditions:
* Full time or part time
* Length: minimum 3 months
* Funding: candidate must cover all costs
* Languages: secretariat uses English - French - Spanish - German etc. High level of written English is important.


Contact : IPB Secretariat. Please supply:
1) CV / Resume. We are especially interested to know about your work in civil society organisations, in areas such as peace/human rights/sustainable development.
2) Motivation letter - please indicate how your interests fit with those of IPB's programme on Disarmament for Development.
3) Dates you are available.
4) We need to know if you are male or female! Make sure this is clear.

(from: http://ipb.org/i/Support/V-C-ipb-volunteer-program.html)


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1. April 2012

Contest to Write the Youth Speech at the 2012 NPT Preparatory Committee in Vienna, Austria

Stand up and express your views for a world without nuclear weapons!

If interested, then please prepare a speech on your views about nuclear disarmament and email it to youthspeechnptyouthorg. It should be between 1.5 to 2 pages (keep the time limit in mind). The proposals will be published anonymously in our online Forum (please register). The winning speech will be selected in a vote by the forum users. After the competition, all contributions will also be published on our website.

The winner will be offered to present the speech in person to the Plenary of the PrepCom at the UN on the 2nd of May 2012 in Vienna. Two people can also apply together as a team. If you are not coming to Vienna, two young people attending the PrepCom will present the speech for you.

Deadline: 15 April 2012


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“Your Ideas, Your NATO”

Chicago Summit 2012 Competition

For the Chicago summit NATO searches for our "ideas for promoting NATO values, building partnerships, and engaging members in the Smart Defense initiative".
They ask us "How might NATO encourage nations, concerned about diminished sovereignty, to invest in Smart Defense? What mechanisms would make this kind of cooperation efficient and effective?"

We could propse them to abolish their nuclear weapons - it would safe lots of money, they would be very fancy and everybody would love them for it!
So if you are interested please feel invited to join the essay contest!
Deadlines are February 23, March 15 and April 5.

See: www.atlantic-community.org/index/articles/view/Your_Ideas%2C_Your_NATO


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Imagine a world free of nuclear weapons

The United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs is holding a youth & children art contest: "Imagine a world free of nuclear weapons". Children and teens of the world are encouraged to create a work of art that relates to this theme and to submit it until 30 April 2012. This contest is open to everyone between the ages of 5 and 17. Details here: www.unartforpeace.org/enter


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It is time: Ban nuclear weapons now!

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13. September 2011

Bombs No More

Bombs No More is an exciting new ICAN project that is capturing the imagination of people of all ages. This citizen disarmament initiative provides people with the opportunity to transform a nuclear bomb into something peaceful.

ICAN’s goal is to collect thousands of postcards of "disarmed bombs" from across the world to show government leaders that there’s strong public support for a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. Entries will be judged by Nobel Peace Prize winners and displayed at the United Nations.

Visit website.


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Photograph by Luke Jerram www.lukejerram.com/glass/

31. August 2011

Responsible Conduct in the Life Science

Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) Young Scientist Essay Contest

The Biological Weapons Convention Implementation Support Unit launched an essay contest for graduate and undergraduate science students. They are asking for an 800 word essay on the responsible conduct in the life sciences, the importance of safety and security as well as the role for international collaboration. The deadline is November 1st and the prize is a really cool glass microbe by renowned artist Luke Jerram, as well as an all expenses paid trip to Geneva to deliver the message to the BWC's review conference in December. For further info please visit the website of the BWC Implementation Support Unit Office for Disarmament Affairs, Bureau C.1-1, United Nations Office at Geneva, Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland


Join the Cut Nukes Petition Challenge to Win a Trip to a Global Zero Event!

Sign-up to compete in the Global Zero Cut Nukes Petition Challenge as an individual or as a school and you could win great prizes like stickers, shirts, sunglasses and plenty of love and kudos from us! If your school participates, one lucky student could win an all-expense paid trip to a Global Zero event!

To learn more click here.


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Free training course on human rights for youngsters

The NGO "RESPECT Refugiados" is committed to raise awareness, especially among youngsters, about refugees and refugee issues. Encouraging activism among youth, we act as a bridge between refugee children and non-refugee children through letter exchange. We also give trainings and work in education for development, empowering those in need by providing the tools for a better life. We are members of the RESPECT International network .

The aim of this course is to provide a training on human rights for members and volunteers of youth organisations, help them improve their knowledge and awareness on this issue and related fields (gender issues, social integration, democratic citizenship, children’s rights, refugees, immigrants, peace education, etc.).
The training course can be downloaded free of charge from the project’s website: humanrightsforyouth.org/training-course/


Why Peace Education in Schools is Inevitable

Afterthoughts about the Bretten Peace Days 8.-18. November 2010 in Bretten/Germany
By Mehmet Fatih Oezcan

In the context of politics and education, it is very well known but firmly discussed that many young people display some sort of restraint to advertise their political opinion. Why this phenomenon has grown to a significant threat to future political decision-making processes is yet an issue where opinions differ widely. Some argue that it is the comfort of omnipresent consumerism that detracts the visualisation of personal political points of reference to specific issues. In terms of settled disputes or conflicts young people see no further drive or necessity to internalise the different steps and phases that led to the resolution of conflicts. These transferable experiences are then replaced by those offering a sense of pleasure – mainly in forms of material goods or immaterial surpluses of amusement. The latter applies particularly for all formats of “the new media”. However this argument remains partially abstruse precisely because “the new media” facilitates the chances for young people getting informed: It is then both activating and deactivating political interest. Could it be that a certain level of surplus is affecting the decision-making at political crossroads?
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