June 14, 2002
On June 10 and 11, 2002, a workshop and expert meeting were held in Berlin, Germany, on the questions how a space weapons ban could be achieved. On the invitation of three scientific organizations, experts from the US, China, Russia, the United Kingdom, and Germany met to discuss proposals for a space weapons ban that have been officially tabled in the past.
May 26, 2002
India and Pakistan stand on the brink of war over Kashmir with serious dangers of nuclear war between the two countries.
We call upon the international community, through the United Nations Security Council to immediately intervene diplomatically to prevent war and with peace-keeping forces, if necessary, to ensure that neither country uses nuclear weapons under any circumstance.
May 22, 1998
INESAP Statement On India's Nuclear Tests
September 8 to 10, 1997
Fudan University, Shanghai, China
This letter was prepared during the 1997 INESAP Conference
Challenges and Opportunities for a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World
Burg Schlaining, Austria, June 15, 1997
NATO expansion and nuclear weapons in Europe
Steps towards non-nuclear European security
Conclude the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty - Start Negotiations on the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
Several incidents in the last year, and in the recent months in particular, have lead to an erosion of both the political support and the legitimacy of nuclear weapons which is unprecedented in nuclear history. Numerous statements from both governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have made clear that a world free of nuclear weapons is a widely shared aspiration of humanity. The current window of opportunity must be used to make substantial progress towards a Nuclear Weapons Convention (NWC), which similar to the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) and the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) would ban and eliminate nuclear weapons, the last remaining unbanned weapons of mass destruction, under strict and effective international control. Progress is urgent as the continued existence of nuclear weapons could induce further nuclear proliferation, military counterproliferation and missile defense programs which could seriously and irreversibly threaten international stability.