Jakob von Uexkull, founder of World Future Council, discusses the UN Finance for Development Conference in Addis and makes the link between cutting military spending and funding development. Read about it here. The drone MQ-9 Reaper costs 16.9 million US$, … Continue reading →
The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America – Peoples’ Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) has called upon the world’s governments to “invest 20% of the world military spending to support the right to health, education, food, housing and fundamental human … Continue reading →
Humanitarian programs to support the most vulnerable;
Peace: disarmament, conflict prevention & resolution, human security;
Public services / Social justice, human rights, gender equality and green job-creation;
Sustainable development, production and consumption patterns, anti-poverty programs, UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
We strongly believe the absolutely necessary ‘great transformation’ of global human society can only be achieved when also reallocating military expenditure and handling conflict differently. After all, we are facing a crisis of civilization, which is more far-reaching than an ecological and economic crisis alone.
We are living on one single Planet Earth but exploiting its resources as if we had three. We witness how our predominant economic and developmental model has failed to provide justice, livelihood and human security for all. We now also face the resurgence of militarism and confrontational politics.
Hence, we view this priority shift in government spending as one element in a much broader global transformation towards a green, socially just and peaceful society!
The aim of this congress is to bring the issue of military spending, often seen as a technical question, into broad public debate and to strengthen the global community of activism.
Hence, we aim at wide support that goes far beyond peace organizations, such as from development, environment, faith, human rights, social welfare, women, workers’ and youth organizations.
Friends of the Earth International UNI Global Union Nobel Peace Center Pax Christi International International Trade Union Confederation Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom American Friends Service Committee Belgian coalition for a ban on uranium weapons Betrand Russell … Continue reading →
General Student’s Committee of Technische Universität Berlin (TU) EN PAZ Peace Community Forum InformatikerInnen für Frieden und gesellschaftliche Verantwortung e.V. Women’s Network for Peace Freunde Kants und Königsbergs Friedrich Ebert Foundation Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft Hans Böckler Foundation Heinrich Böll … Continue reading →
With research advisory support from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute … Continue reading →
It is clear: without overcoming militarism, a socio-ecological transformation with the goal of an equitable international social order will be a failure. Thus, let us join hands to create an action agenda in Berlin to roll back militarism in favor … Continue reading →
The IPB World Congress will bring together people from all over the world, creating a space to connect and share knowledge, experience and visions. Become part of making our world a more just and peaceful place. Join us at: IPB … Continue reading →
The oldest global peace network, founded in 1891/92; Nobel Peace Laureate 1910; over the years, 13 of our officers have been recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize; Consultative Status with the UN’s Economic and Social Council since 1977; More than … Continue reading →
En las PRE CONFERENCIAS DE AMERICA LATINA se suman (a Abril 1-2016) AICE – Asociación Internacional de Ciudades Educadoras.Oficina Regional para América Latina. CLAIP – Comisión Latinoamericana de Investigadores por la Paz AIEP – Asociación Internacional de Educadores por la … Continue reading →