Category: Speeches
Hans Blix: A waning of wars on a warming planet

UPPSALA STUDENT FOREIGN POLICY ASSOCIATION 18 March 2014 Hans Blix: A waning of wars on a warming planet At Uppsala university building, Hall X Chairman Fredrik Eliasson, ·        A pleasure to be back in this hall where as a student I listened to many professors and politicians nearly 70 years ago. It is also a joy to come to your [...]

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The outlook for peace and reduction of war and risks – Assessing changing realities and risks

IPE , Noordwijk 21 November 2013                                                  Keynote address by Dr Hans Blix: The outlook for peace and reduction of war and risks Assessing changing realities and risks      War – as in Syria,    environmental destruction – as in the Philippines,   and economic earthquakes – as in numerous other places, cause horrendous suffering and losses. We have a need for realistic [...]

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“The outlook for peace and disarmament” – Lecture at the Hay Festival by Hans Blix in memory of Joseph Rotblat (26 May 2013)

As delivered It is an honour to have the opportunity to speak in memory of Joseph Rotblat. He was in the forefront of science, when he took part in the Manhattan project that ensured that Nazi Germany would not win the race to the nuclear bomb. And he was in the forefront of humanity to rid the world of the [...]

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Talking points by Hans Blix: Current problems of non-proliferation

Dubai Bahrain 5-6 March 2013 Talking points by Hans Blix NPT in danger Hans Blix: Current problems of non-proliferation Presentations under the auspices of the International Institute for Strategic Studies Talking points (as used)  Nuclear Proliferation Treaty (NPT,)1970) might be said to aim for a Nuclear Weapon (NW) free world  Non-Nuclear Weapon (NNW)states parties promise to stay away from Nuclear Weapon [...]

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Remarks by Dr. Hans Blix on A Middle East Zone free of Weapons of Mass Destruction (November 2012)

Middle East WMD free zone. Hans Blix in Brussels 5 November and Amman 12 November 2012 A Middle East Zone free of Weapons of Mass Destruction – the subject of a Helsinki meeting projected for 2012 Some thoughts by Hans Blix The 2010 Review Conference of the NPT urged that a meeting should be held on the subject of a [...]

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Remarks by Dr. Hans Blix at the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium Seminar (5 November 2012)

Speech by Hans Blix in Brussels on 5 November 2012 EU Non-Proliferation Consortium Second Seminar to Promote confidence Building and in Support of a process Aimed at Establishing a Zone Free of WMD and Means of delivery In the Middle East. Today the disarmament train seems to have run out of steam and even be rolling backward. We are discussing [...]

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Introductory remarks by Dr. Hans Blix at the BASIC conference on Non-Proliferation in Doha 21 March 2012

Click on the following link for Dr. Hans Blix’ introductory remarks at the BASIC conference on Non-Proliferation in Doha

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Hans Blix on non-proliferation and disarmament at Brussels IV Dinner (February 2012)

Brussels IV Dinner speech by Hans Blix 3 Feb 2012        As delivered I am happy to have the opportunity to speak to so many experts on non-proliferation and disarmament and to see so many old friends. I must start, however, by joining those who have already expressed our sadness that one strong and intelligent voice is missing – Therese Delpech. [...]

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Bridging the Security/Development Divide: Engaging Public and Private Sector Stakeholders

Johan Bergenäs gave a presentation at Uppsala University on December 7, 2011. Link to pdf

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Global Zero Conference in London 22 June 2011

Hans Blix in panel on ‘building an international commitment’ As delivered Global Zero has been dedicated and successful in building much popular commitment for nuclear disarmament and it is striking that the list of supporters comprise a very large number of former ministers in many countries.  It is also welcome and encouraging that Presidents Obama and Medvedev and the SG [...]

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