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MacBride Prize 2020 awarded to Black Lives Matter and Hibakusha Signature Campaign

MacBride Prize 2020 awarded to Black Lives Matter and Hibakusha Signature Campaign

The International Peace Bureau awards the Seán MacBride Peace Prize (see also here) every year to a person, or organisation, or movement in recognition of its outstanding work for peace, disarmament, human rights. It is named after Seán MacBride, a Nobel Peace Prize winner who was chair of the IPB ...
In Memoriam: John Hume

In Memoriam: John Hume

Written by Colin Archer, former IPB Secretary-General A great loss of a great man: IPB echoes the many tributes flowing in from around the world, and from within his own city of Belfast, following the death on Aug. 3 of John Hume, the co-founder and leader of the Social Democratic and Labour( ...
IPB/IPPNW Statement on the 75th Anniversary of the Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

IPB/IPPNW Statement on the 75th Anniversary of the Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Statement on the 75th Anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Invitation to August 9 special worldwide screening of “The Vow From Hiroshima” *Updated on 16 July 2020 to reflect Botswana’s TPNW ratification As we recall the unprecedented horrors that the citizens of Hiroshima ...
Workers’ Rights and Militarization: Arguments for Rethinking Security

Workers’ Rights and Militarization: Arguments for Rethinking Security

In June 2020, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) released the Global Rights Index 2020, a report on workers’ rights in 139 countries. The report painted a bleak picture for working people across the globe, most of all in the ten worst countries for working people. That list ...
Never Forget: 25 Years After the Srebrenica Genocide

Never Forget: 25 Years After the Srebrenica Genocide

Berlin, 11.07.2020 The Srebrenica genocide is the worst atrocity on European soil since World War II. Twenty-five years ago, more than 8,000 men and boys were separated from their families and brutally executed. Many more tried to flee through the woods, but were eventually captured and murdered ...
IPB Partner, USCM, Calls for Human-Centered Security in Times of Global Pandemic

IPB Partner, USCM, Calls for Human-Centered Security in Times of Global Pandemic

US Conference of Mayors Calls for Human-Centered Security in a Time of Global Pandemic At the close of its 88th Annual Meeting, held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on June 30, 2020, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) Executive Committee unanimously adopted a sweeping resolution ...
Webinar: The Colombian Peace Agreement: Where Are We Today?

Webinar: The Colombian Peace Agreement: Where Are We Today?

On the 2nd of July the IPB held a webinar on the Colombian Peace Agreement, and where we are today. Many have questioned the peace deal’s survival since President Iván Duque Márquez’s ascension to power in 2018. Further attention will be given to the recent deployment of US troops to Colombia and ...
Open Letter on COVID-19 and Humanitarian Disarmament

Open Letter on COVID-19 and Humanitarian Disarmament

The IPB and GCOMS have signed the following open letter created by ‘Humanitarian Disarmament.’ The letter argues that humanitarian disarmament can lead the way to an improved post-pandemic world and calls on states, international organizations, and civil society to follow its lead to ...
The IPB supports the Peace Wave, August 6-9, 2020

The IPB supports the Peace Wave, August 6-9, 2020

The Organizing Committee of the World Conference against A and H Bombs met on May 8 in full session and proposed that on August 6 through 9 of this 75th year of the A-bomb tragedies it launches an international joint grassroots action “Peace Wave” with the common aim of the elimination of nuclear ...