13.05.2008

SOUTH AFRICA’S COMMITMENT TO DISARMAMENT AND NUCLEAR NON-PROLIFERATION

2. Juni 2008



The Embassy of the Republic of South Africa and the
Southern Africa Documentation and Cooperation Centre (SADOCC)
kindly invite to a lecture by Ambassador Abdul S. Minty
SOUTH AFRICA’S COMMITMENT TO DISARMAMENT AND NUCLEAR
NON-PROLIFERATION


Introduction:
Allan Wright
First Secretary, Permanent Mission of South Africa


Welcome Address:
Walter Sauer (SADOCC)


Lecture:
Ambassador Abdul S. Minty


Questions & Answers followed by a glass of South African wine


Monday | 2 June 2008 | 19.00 hours
Kleiner Festsaal, Universität Wien
Dr-Karl-Lueger-Ring 1 | 1010 Vienna


R.S.V.P.
Tel.: 505 44 84
E-mail: cosima.blasy@remove-this.sadocc.at

 

 

 

Ambassador Abdul S. Minty
Former acting Director General of the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Africa and is the South African member in the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Board of Governors. In previous years, he has been involved both in disarmament and anti-apartheid activities and has led the International Campaign against military and nuclear collaboration with South Africa till 1994.
Since the democratic dispensation came into place in 1994, the Republic of South Africa in its foreign policy has been committed to peace and disarmament - regarding both conventional and nuclear capabilities. One of the crucial elements in that policy is South Africa's support to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and, in particular, to nuclear non-proliferation. At the same time, the right to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes is asserted. South Africa therefore does play an active international role regarding a number of present controversies, including the one on Iran's nuclear programme. Apart from these issues, South Africa vehemently supports conventional disarmament and is also actively involved in promoting international agreements on landmines and small arms.

 
Kooperationspartner:

ÖGA, AFA, Austrian Study Center for peace and Conflict Resolution - ASPR, vidc, Austrian peace Council - Österreichischer Friedensrat