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Thursday, May 30, 2013

6:00 pm Welcome

Morschek und Burgmann "A Bluesy Day in Brasil" – Traditional Milonga
Youth Guitar Ensemble, Musikakademie VS
Conducted by: Stephan D. Weisser

» Helmut Lohrer, Congress-President, IPPNW, Germany
» Rupert Kubon, Mayor of Villingen-Schwenningen, Mayors for Peace
» Robert Mtonga, Co-President IPPNW, Zambia

7:00 pm Plenary Session 1:  "Small Arms – Weapons of Mass Destruction"
» Andrew Feinstein, Journalist and author, South Africa/Great Britain
» Maria Valenti, IPPNW Central Office, USA
» Walter Odhiambo, IPPNW, Kenya
» Arun Mitra, IPPNW, India
» Chair: Maria Valenti

7:00 pm Get Together


Friday, May 31, 2013

9:00 am Plenary Session 2: "Human Target: How Small Arms Production, Trade and Use Affect Health and Development"
» Shahriar Khateri, IPPNW, Iran
» Omolade Oladejo, IPPNW, Nigeria
» Luigi de Martino, Geneva Declaration on Armed Vionece and Development, Switzerland
» Alexander Butchart, WHO, Switzerland
» Chair: Alex Rosen, IPPNW, Germany

10:30 am Coffee Break

11:15 am Workshop Session I

12:45 am Lunch

2:00 pm Plenary Session 3:  "Economic and Political Root Causes and Impact of Global Arms Trade"
» Anna Alvazzi, Small Arms Survey, Switzerland
» Thomas Reifer, Transnational Institute, US
» Claudia Haydt, Informationsstelle Militarisierung (IMI), Germany
» Ignacio Paniagua, IPPNW, El Salvador
» Discussant: Christoph Krämer, IPPNW, Germany

3:30 pm Coffee Break

4:15 pm Workshop-Session II

6:15 pm Evening Meal

8:00 pm City Tour or Organconcert at the Benediktinerkirche


Saturday, June 1, 2013

9:00 am Keynote "Heckler & Koch: The Most Deadly Company in Europe"
» Jürgen Grässlin, German Peace Society (DFG-VK), Arms Information Office (RIB), Campaign „Aktion Aufschrei – Stoppt den Waffenhandel!“, Germany

10:00 am am All participants are invited by IPPNW Germany to visit Heckler & Koch in Oberndorf. Transfer by bus.

2:00 pm Plenary Session 4: "Alternatives: Conversion, Political Parameters and Alternative Security Concepts"
» Paul Schäfer, Die Linke, Germany
» Christine Schweitzer, Federation for Social Defence, Germany
» Nicolas Marsh, Peace Research Institute Oslo, Norway
» Moderation: Theodor Ziegler, Evangelical Church of Baden

3:30 pm Coffee Break

4:15 pm Workshop-Session III

6:15 pm Evening Meal

8:00 pm Cultural Event with Akaranga, Ensemble La Mixtura, Band Kana Saga, Frank Golischewski


Sunday, June 2, 2013

9:00 am Plenary Session 5: "Solutions and Actions: Perspectives and Activities Internationally, Regionally, Nationally" and Concluding Discussion
» Jasmine N. Galace, Miriam College, Philippines
» Christine Hoffmann, pax christi, Campaign „Aktion Aufschrei – Stoppt den Waffenhandel!“, Germany
» Philip Alpers, University of Sydney, GunPolicy.org, Australia
» Mathias John, amnesty international, Germany
Chair: Susanne Grabenhorst, IPPNW Germany

12:00 am Farewell and End
J.S. Bach: Andante,Violin Sonate No. 2
4th Grade school class and Joachim Westendorf, Sprachheilschule Villingen

» Robert Mtonga and Helmut Lohrer

12:30 am End of Congress


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10 Questions and 10 Answers concerning Small Arms

In the 21st Century, small arms such as those produced in Oberndorf have fallen into disrepute as weapons of mass destruction. The number of people killed by them is colossal in comparison with other weapons. Within the population, however, stubborn arguments for their production persist. The most important of these arguments are presented here with an attempt to rebut them. Read more