Dear colleagues In exactly 6 months from now we will open the IPB’s World Congress ‘Disarm! for a Climate of Peace – Creating an Action Agenda’ – at the Technical University in Berlin. We hope you will join us! This … Continue reading →
- What is GCOMS?
- What are the next activities of GCOMS in this year?
Throughout the year our partners are engaged in challenges to the military spending budgets of their governments. It is quite disturbing to see the increases being proposed in almost all regions. We are in a time of increased tension between major and minor powers. It is therefore all the more important that the peace voices are heard loud and clear. This year GDAMS will be extended to a two week period, April 5 – 18. It will include a number of Berlin Prepcomms. Continue reading →
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Preparatory Event for IPB World Congress 2016 on Military and Social Spending No War 2016: Real Security without Terrorism. [qem event=’1696′ fullevent=’on’] … Continue reading →
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Preparatory Event for IPB World Congress 2016 on Military and Social Spending [qem event=’806′] See a picture of the event of yesterday at Luxembourg Place close to the EP in Brussels. We had a good event yesterday. Good speakers. Number … Continue reading →
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Preparatory Event for IPB World Congress 2016 on Military and Social Spending [qem event=’808′ fullevent=’on’] A report from the event you will find here Complexity of militarism explored at Leeds Beckett event Source: http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/~/media/images/news-items/february-2016/militarismgroupphoto.jpg?la=en&mw=1382 … Continue reading →
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IPB WORLD CONGRESS – BERLIN 30th SEPT. – 3rd OCT. 2016 Jetzt anmelden!!! Das International Peace Bureau (IPB) arbeitet seit über 10 Jahren an einem Programm zur Abrüstung für nachhaltige Entwicklung. Rüstungs- und Sozialausgaben sind dabei ein grundlegendes Thema. … Continue reading →
IPB WORLD CONGRESS – BERLIN 30th SEPT. – 3rd OCT. 2016 Registration now open!!! The International Peace Bureau (IPB) has worked for over 10 years to develop a programme on Disarmament for Sustainable Development. A primary topic within this … Continue reading →
Reiner Braun, Co-President of IPB, invites us to the
IPB World Congress 2016 on Military and Social Spending
Disarm! For a Climate of Peace – Creating an Action Agenda
International Peace Bureau – IPB – Hacia la Conferencia de Berlín , Octubre 2016 Desde América Latina nos manifestamos, POR LA PAZ MUNDIAL, CONTRA LA CARRERA ARMAMENTISTA Y LA CONSTRUCCION SOSTENIBLE DE UNA CULTURA DE PAZ La Paz es una … Continue reading →
La paix, le désarmement et la diminution des dépenses de l’armée sont cruciales pour solutionner les problèmes climatiques « Le surarmement est mondial et les initiatives de paix sont insuffisamment financées » : ce sont les mots utilisés par le Secrétaire Général des … Continue reading →
Vrede, ontwapening en vermindering van militaire uitgaven staan centraal in het oplossen van de klimaatcrisis. “De wereld is over-bewapend en vredes initiatieven zijn onder-gefinancierd”: dit zijn de woorden van VN Secretaris Generaal Ban Ki-moon” Volgens het Stockholm International Peace Research … Continue reading →
Statement from Latin America – January 4th 2016 Towards IPB Berlin Conference / October 2016 FOR WORLD PEACE, A SUSTAINABLE BUILDING OF A CULTURE OF PEACE AND AGAINST ARMAMENT RACE Today Peace is a basic need for Humanity and the … Continue reading →
Participants: Reiner, Ingeborg, Colin, Lucas, Dave, Lisa, Yayoi, Nathalie, Paul, Victor, Khang, Sarah, Anna. Reiner introduces current status: New political developments: migration/ refugees, continuous confrontation E-W. Logistics we have: hotel for speakers/Board, hostel, venue, + support of senate of Berlin, … Continue reading →
Room: INES (International Network of Engineers and Scientists) One of the major points of contention is the U.S. deployment of missile defense systems surrounding Russia in the name of countering the “threat” from Iran and North Korea. Also, the US … Continue reading →
Room: H 7112 Rosa Luxemburg Foundation (RLS) Disarmament is a main task to ensure peace. General and complete disarmament is a dream of the working class movement as well of the peace movement. How to come, step by step to … Continue reading →
Room: Greek Observatory of International Organisations and Globalisation (PADOP) in cooperation with a Greek affiliate of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) It is primarily important to discuss and act for a eliminating the roots of … Continue reading →
Room: H 1012 International Peace Bureau, International Sustainable Development Research Society and SERI (Sustainable Europe Research Institute) The panel proposes a discussion on the Sustainable Development Goals, the link to peace and disarmament campaigning, and the implications for implementation. General … Continue reading →
Room: Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) The panel aims at presenting a gendered perspective on the irresponsible arms trade by providing examples of how violations of Article 7(4) of the ATT negatively affect human rights. It also … Continue reading →
Room: H 2032 Rosa-Luxemburg-Foundation The wars of 21st century have destroyed societies and states in the Middle East and in parts of Europe. The war of NATO against Yugoslavia was the first in which Germany took part. The German public … Continue reading →
Room: H 0111 Aktion Aufschrei – Stopp den Waffenhandel „For crying out loud – Stop the Arms Trade” is the name and the slogan of the campaign to stop German weapons exports. Like this group there are lots of initiatives … Continue reading →
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…there is no global security. Governing authorities who expect to achieve it through military power and the suppression of protest have lost touch with reality and their own sense of humanity.“We are all involved. The money comes out of our … Continue reading →
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 →
First Announcement for the Congress … Continue reading →
“The world is over – armed and peace is under-funded.”
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
- Bringing together a wide variety of experts, advocates and speakers from around the globe;
- Including talks, presentations, roundtables, panel discussions, workshops, information booths, exhibitions, cultural activities;
- High point in the recently-launched Global Campaign on Military Spending;
- Apart from the Global Day of Action on Military Spending (mid-April), preparatory events will be held in major cities around the world over the coming year.
Speakers will come from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds, including both the highest levels of society and grassroots voices, creative thinkers and cultural figures:
- Nobel and Alternative Nobel Prize winners;
- elder statesmen/women;
- the social sciences, economics and politics in particular;
- the peace movement and other civil society sectors;
- parliamentarians, religious leaders, journalists, community organizers and artists…
- Climate change mitigation/adaptation, preserving biodiversity;
- 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.
As at January 2016, our partners include: … Continue reading →
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 →
Watch the short introduction with IPB Co-Presidents Ingeborg Breines & Reiner Braun and Secretary-General Colin Archer:
We expect that the impacts of the IPB World Congress 2016 will be in many fields and at several levels:
- Increasing the level of public debate,
- Broadening the community of activism,
- Requiring politicians to respond with policy proposals,
- Encouraging students and researchers to develop academic work in the areas highlighted by the Congress.