United we can stop the planned nuclear bomb! Please join the German campaign to send the existing US nuclear weapons back home, and to organize against the new B61-12 nuclear bomb, scheduled to be built in the US by 2020 … Continue reading →
Dear members, partners, colleagues, friends: First of all, a very Happy New Year to you all! We all hope that 2017 will mark a new direction after the negative political developments witnessed in 2016. Come what may, it will also … Continue reading →
American Friends Service Committee and Peace Action will be hosting the national speaking tour of Reiner Braun, IPB Co-President through the month of March. Reiner is a remarkable authority and activist for peace and disarmament, who will be speaking about European responses to the Trump Regime, Nuclear Disarmament, NATO, Military Research in Universities, and Renewed European Militarism. In the Boston area (March 5-12) Reiner will be speaking at MIT, TUFTS, Wellesley and at a public meeting organized by AFSC and Mass. Peace Action. He will be speaking on Concord, N.H. for N.H. Peace Action and AFSC. His speaking tour will be taking him to New York, Washington, D.C., Delaware, North Carolina, Virginia, Oregon and Utah. For more information, contact Joseph Gerson: JGerson@afsc.org
Dear Participants of the IPB World Congress, Two months after the IPB World Congress we are still enjoying the success of it. All the feedback has been positive! We gradually published videos from the plenaries and speeches from some speakers … Continue reading →
By WILPF Norway On October 11, 2016
By Laura Lodenius, IPB Board member.
http://www.friedensrat.ch/friedensrat/friedenszeitung/ … Continue reading →
Read here the article from page 21 BUREAU INTERNATIONAL DE LA PAIX Désamer ! Pour un climat de Paix by Alan Ryon (French) Download: Planete paix magazine-p.21.pdf … Continue reading →
The International Peace Bureau awarded the Sean MacBride Peace Prize 2016 to its own Secretary‐General Colin Archer, who since 1990 has served the organization with outstanding commitment and competence. Colin Archer, who will retire next year and return home from … Continue reading →
International Peace Bureau Congress WILPF had a strong presence at this year’s International Peace Bureau Congress in Berlin. The theme of the congress was “Disarm! For a Climate of Peace”, with plenaries, panels, and workshops organised around UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s … Continue reading →
Miriam Pemberton, Peace Economy Transitions Project at Institute for Policy Studies, USA Presentation in the Panel B01 Arms Conversion Reloaded: Turning Swords into Ploughshares in the 21st Century? organized by Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation & UNI Global Union Arms conversion … Continue reading →
BERLIN CONGRESS 2016 Our inputs for the final report The global South was represented by a Jean Paul NANFACK Vice Mayor of Fongo Tongo in Cameroon and active leader of Mayors for Peace Association In his capacity as executive secretary … Continue reading →
Report of the conference in the congress by Josef Gerson Summary: The conference provided a forum for an exceptional range of nuclear weapons abolition advocates and organizers from national, international and grassroots organizations, from nuclear weapons states, umbrella states, and … Continue reading →
Campaigning in Australia around Military spending. Ross Gwyther, Just Peace (Queensland, Australia), Independent and Peaceful Australia Network Download the presentation: jp-presentation-on-military-spending-to-ipb-conference-2016.pdf … Continue reading →
Military Spending Panel report. Ross Gwyther (IPAN, Australia) I am sure Colin will be writing up a report from our panel discussion, so I have just written up a short summary of my presentation as part of the panel. I … Continue reading →
Members of MAW Youth (plus some mpre mature members of the MAW committee) attended the International Peace Bureau World Congress in Berlin. Maddy Ridgley (second left) reports on the conference on page 3.
The whole newsletter is here: http://www.abolishwar.org.uk/uploads/1/6/6/2/16622106/news38.pdf
Foreign Military Bases – a threat to peace and security Ross Gwyther, Independent and Peaceful Australia Network Download the presentation: ipan-presentation-to-ipb-conference-oct-2016.pdf … Continue reading →
Foreign Bases Workshop Report Ross Gwyther (IPAN, Australia) We had three people in our workshop – myself, from the IPAN (Independent and Peaceful Australia Network), Carlo Frisiero (Italy) & Karin Carlsson (Sweden) The IPAN presentation covered a brief outline of … Continue reading →
Samir Amin, Economist and Director of the Third World Forum, Senegal … Continue reading →
“Frieden durch Arbeit und soziale Entwicklung” / “Peace through labor and development” – Frank Bsirske, President of ver.di (Multi-service Trade Union), Germany https://weltnetz.tv/video/947-peace-through-labor-and-development … Continue reading →
At the IPB Disarmament Congress in Berlin this weekend around 40 young people from 15 different nations met during a Youth Gathering. Pressenza interviewed three of them: Marie Cucurella from France, Emma Pritchard from England and Simon Ott from Germany.
UNI Global Union and its 20 million members in 150 countries welcome the discussions taking place on the draft UN General Assembly resolution to start negotiations on a treaty banning nuclear weapons. We call on governments to get behind this resolution because we can imagine a world without nuclear weapons and believe in making it happen.
War in Syria and The Future Of the Middle-East Find here the presentation by Haytham Manna, Scandinavian Institute for Human Rights, Syria Download the presentation from Haytham Manna.pdf … Continue reading →
Jakob von Uexkull, Founder World Future Council, Right Livelihood Awards In the early 1990s a former British government adviser called Sir Peregrine Worsthorne reviewed the Cold War period and his own role in it and was horrified. He realised how … Continue reading →
The firing range of SALTO DI QUIRRA – Sardinia – the Quirra Syndrome report by Ria Verjauw Not only during war and armed conflicts the environment is polluted, but also during peace time while preparing for war. 3 years ago … Continue reading →
«Vi må slutte å være så naive!» GOOGLE TRANSLATION: Article in Norwegian newspaper Ny Tid: By Hans Georg Kohler Fast freelance journalist for Ny Tid. Artist, living in Berlin. Published: 13/10/2016 Peace Congress organized by the International Peace Bureau … Continue reading →
October 19, 2016. The mass slaughter and war crimes we witness today in Syria merit the highest level of citizen engagement: they demand a worldwide commitment to achieving a ceasefire and opening a process to reach a political solution. The … Continue reading →
Statement of the NATO and Militarization workshop at IPB Congress The next NATO summit will take place in Brussels in 2017 and will also be used to inaugurate the new NATO HQ building. NATO is now, more than ever, a … Continue reading →
Contribution by Cora Weiss, Former President of the International Peace Bureau, USA Disarmament and Peace Education IIPE Berlin October 1, 2016 Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. William Butler Yeats. Social change … Continue reading →
Michael Møller, Director-General of United Nations Office at Geneva spoke on the Opening Session.
Here is not his speech, but an excerpt of it in EUROSIA DIARY
See a collection on https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rha0hm95nubcsem/AABoAtFPeBgsXZ4dg5Mjvek-a?dl=0# ©ipb2016.berlin and have a look to the flickr – collection from ©Lucas Wirl (to view the photos click on the photo below) … Continue reading →
Read the presentation from Stuart Parkinson Militarisation of Science and Technology in the UK.pdf
Download the presentation from Stuart Parkinson Militarisation of Science and Technology in the UK.pdf
IPPNW published the Proposal for a European Peace Programme for the Middle East and Mediterranean http://ippnwgr.blogspot.de/2016/10/a-proposal-for-european-peace-programme.html?m=1&_utm_source=1-2-2 … Continue reading →
by IPB and World Future Council with Tawakkol Karman, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (2011), Yemen; Saber Chowdhury, President of the Interparlamentarien Union; Alyn Ware, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (PNND), New Sealand; Holger Güssenfeld, World Future Council. … Continue reading →
Current situation on the Korean Peninsula and the Plan of South Korean Peace Movement Read the statement script_ipb_conflictsonea_20161002_sooyoung.pdf Sooyoung Hwang Coordinator, Peace and International Solidarity Team People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD) Here follows is here presentation. Here are some … Continue reading →
“Brief Introduction to the Intersection of Racism and Militarism” Meena Jagannath, Community Justice Project in Miami spoke in the Transformation Panel on Sunday, 2nd October 2016 … Continue reading →
“Towards Sustainable Peace Building” Tawakkol Karman, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (2011) spoke in the Opensing Session Friday 30th September 2016 … Continue reading →
‘Finding Lucas’: Socially Useful Production and the peace movement Socially useful production loomed large over proceedings on the final day of the International Peace Bureau’s World Congress, which convened in Berlin at the start of October 2016. Over one thousand … Continue reading →
VISION The long-term vision of the International Peace Bureau is of a world without war. As part of this overall goal we also envision an end to gross inequality and the fulfilment of the commitment made by all states in … Continue reading →
Eurasia Diary held an exclusive interview with Secretary-General in the International Peace Bureau Mr.Colin Archer.
Video about the IPB Congress: https://youtu.be/KLbski_kp58
IPB Youth Gathering Declaration “The world is over-armed and peace is under-funded”. According to SIPRI, global military expenditure totalled almost 1.7 trillion USD in 2015, of which NATO accounts for more than half. Over the next year several trillion USD … Continue reading →
IPB World Congress 2016 “Disarm! For a Climate of Peace” Technical University, Berlin, 30 Sept – 03 Oct 2016 Reiner Hoffmann, President of the German Trade Union Confederation (DGB), Germany Trade Unions and Sustainable Development The issue of arms conversion … Continue reading →
“Disarm for a Climate of Peace” IPB World Congress 30 September -03 October 2016. Berlin “A NUCLEAR WEAPON FREE WORLD – MIRAGE OR ACHIEVABLE TARGET?” Jayantha Dhanapala I bring with me greetings and good wishes from the Pugwash Conferences on … Continue reading →
On Sunday, October 2nd, a declaration shall be decided on. The preparatory process started in May. Please find here the second draft of the declaration. Second Draft Declaration: Demilitarisation and youth The world is over-armed and peace is under-funded. According … Continue reading →