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Published on August 27th, 2012 | by Krista van Velzen


The Hague Week on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation

Tijdens de The Hague Week on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (van maandag 3 tot vrijdag 7 september), organiseert de The Hague Programme on Disarmament & Non-Proliferation Efforts meerdere interessante activiteiten.Discussieer bijvoorbeeld op maandag 3 september mee op het “Science for Peace: Promoting education and ethics in chemistry, biology and nuclear science to ensure global peace and security” event (16.00-18.00u in The Hague Institute for Global Justice) of schuif op dinsdag 4 september aan bij het lunch event “The Middle East Free of Weapons of Mass Destruction?” (11.30-14.00u, Stadhuis in Den Haag).

Zie hier het complete programma van de The Hague Week on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation. Wil je een van de events bijwonen? Neem dan contact op met de contactpersoon van de betreffende bijeenkomst.

About the Author

Krista van Velzen is a former Dutch MP and is currently working as nuclear disarmament campaigner with PAX in The Netherlands. She is running a citizens initiative in the Netherlands in order to get national legislation banning nuclear weapons. Van Velzen has been working on disarmament issues since the early nineties. As spokesperson on defence and foreign affairs she has convinced the Dutch government to ban and eliminate clustermunitions and and to prohibite investments as well. She has worked in Central and Eastern Europe creating a network of campaigners on the nuclear issue. She organised a Walk for Nuclear Disarmament from Brussels to Moscow. Her attempts to disarm a British Trident submarine gave her truly interesting experiences inside a Scottish jail. Disagreeing with president Obama, she believes a world without nuclear weapons is achievable in this lifetime.

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