Disarmament Conference at the UN
April 24-26, 1996
NGO Committee on Disarmament invites you to
1996: DISARMAMENT AT A CRITICAL JUNCTURE
Two days of discussions at the United Nations
with many prominent experts including
1995 Nobel Peace Laureate JOSEPH ROTBLAT
Commemorating the Tenth Anniversary
of the Chernobyl Tragedy
April 24-25, 1996
For information and a United Nations pass for the events,
please contact the NGO Committee on Disarmament immediately:
mail: 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017, USA
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 1996
10am-12:30pm:GENERAL AND COMPLETE DISARMAMENT:
DEAD LETTER OR CONTINUING COMMITMENT?
Article VI of the Non Proliferation Treaty mandates nuclear
disarmament and a treaty on general and complete disarmament.
What does this call for? What should be the conventional
arms control agenda?
JONATHAN DEAN, Union of Concerned Scientists, former US negotiator
RANDALL FORSBERG, Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies
DANIEL PLESCH, British American Security Information Council (BASIC)
JORDANA FRIEDMAN, Council on Economic Priorities, Year 2000 Campaign
2-5:15pm:THE NUCLEAR TEST BAN NEGOTIATIONS
AND NEXT STEPS
Negotiations on a Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) are
at a critical stage. New draft texts have been submitted by Iran and
Australia. India wants to condition the treaty on a timetable on nuclear
disarmament. Diplomats and NGOs will report on the negotiations and
discuss far-ranging steps toward nuclear disarmament.
Panelists will include:
AMB. STEPHEN LEDOGAR, Head of U.S. Delegation to Conference on Disarmament"Computer Simulations, Sub-critical Experiments and Other
Activities Under a CTBT"
LOUISE HAND, Head of Australian Delegation to Disarmament Commission
AMBASSADORS FROM INDIA AND IRAN invited
RICHARD GARWIN, IBM Fellow; Science and Policy Advisor, ACDA:
MICHAEL KREPON, President, Stimson Center
WILLIAM EPSTEIN, Pugwash: "Beyond the NPT -- Next Steps of
7:30-9pm: ** SPECIAL EVENT ** NUCLEAR-FREE AND WAR-FREE: GETTING TO ZERO
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 West 68th Street, New York City;
$10 ($5 students/seniors)
Co-sponsored with: Int'l Peace Bureau, Int'l Physicians for the
Prevention of Nuclear War, Int'l Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms
1995 Nobel Peace Laureate JOSEPH ROTBLAT will appear with two
colleagues on the Canberra Commission on the Elimination
of Nuclear Weapons:
MAJ BRITT THEORIN, Swedish Parliamentarian, President of
International Peace Bureau
DR. RON McCOY, Malaysian Physicians for the Prevention of
THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 1996
10am-12:30pm: COMMEMORATION OF THE CHERNOBYL TRAGEDY
Co-sponsored by U.N. Department of Public Information and
World Information Transfer.
1995 Nobel Peace Laureate JOSEPH ROTBLAT of Pugwash
Conferences will speak at 10:30am on "A Nuclear-Weapon-Free
World Leading to a War-Free World."
AMB. ANATOLI ZLENKO of Ukraine: "International Cooperation in
Ameliorating the Consequences of the Chernobyl Tragedy"
DR. B. ANDEMICAEL, International Atomic Energy Agency:
"Chernobyl - Ten Years Later"
1:30-3:30pm:NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT: MOVING TOWARD ZERO
The Australian government has sponsored the first government-level
commission to propose concrete steps toward eliminating nuclear weapons.
A number of NGO initiatives and campaigns point to the same goal. We
will hear from members of the Australian commission, the Abolition 2000
Network, and the Henry L. Stimson Center. In addition, representatives
of the Mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki will speak/P>
5:30-7pm:NGO CAUCUS: GOALS AND STRATEGIES FOR 1996
Church Center for the United Nations, 777 U.N. Plaza (44th St. & 1st Avenue)
Informal discussion for networking, strategizing and follow-up.
NOTE: The commemoration of Chernobyl will continue at the United
Nations, as part of the World Information Transfer's Fifth Annual
Conference on Health and the Environment. The government of Lebanon
is co-sponsoring the Conference, titled "Toxic Waste: Its Effect on
Health." H.E. Marwan Hamadeh, Minister of Health of Lebanon, will
deliver the keynote address on Thursday, April 25 at 3:00pm. The
Conference will conclude on Friday, April 26 at 1:00pm. For more
information, call 1.212.686.1996.
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