IPB lobbies governments on the reduction of military spending and encourages all members and partners to engage with their respective governments, parliaments and political parties on Disarmament for Development issues. Continue reading “Dialogue with governments and development agencies”
IPB takes every opportunity to talk about the imbalance between military and social spending and organizes side events, seminars and exhibitions, together with like-minded partner organizations. Since the launch of our programme in 2005 we have organized and participated in a dozens of events in order to build awareness of the linkages between Disarmament and Development. Continue reading “Seminars and international conferences”
Ever since its creation in 1972, IPB has been an active member of the NGO Committee for Disarmament which acts as an intermediary between UN disarmament agencies and disarmament NGOs.
Committee members share news and information about disarmament activities and organise joint events, usually in Geneva.
IPB has a long history in peace education. In 2012, we are building on this tradition by creating an online course at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) and their Campus for Peace. The course focuses on Disarmament for Development and aims at training a new generation of advocates. The programme is coordinated by Prof. Alicia Cabezudo, IPB Vice-President. It will run from March 27 to July 27 and will be open to students at the university level. For further information, please visit the UOC website.
At the Triennial Assembly held in London on October 19 2019, a new group of IPB officials was elected.
BOARD MEMBERS OF IPB
Lisa Clark, elected Co-President of IPB in 2016, is an active member of Blessed Are the Peacemakers (Beati i costruttori di pace), an Italian member of the IPB. Lisa lived in Sarajevo under siege (1993-1995), fostering networks of solidarity among the inhabitants of the city and across the front lines
Jordi Calvo has a PhD in peace, conflicts and development. Economist and peace culture, disarmament and defense economy researcher. He is the coordinator of the Centre Delàs and armed conflicts, defense economy and cooperation lecturer (UJI, URL, UOC).
Corazon Valdez Fabros is currently Vice President of International Peace Bureau and a core member of thematic circle on Peace and Security both at the civil society process at Asia-Europe Peoples Forum and the ASEAN Civil Society Conference- ASEAN Peoples Forum.
Joseph Gerson is President of the Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security, Director of the American Friends Service Committee’s Peace & Economic Security Program and Co-Convener of the international Peace and Planet Network.
Dave Webb has been the Chair of the UK “Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND)” since 2010. He is also currently Convenor of the “Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space”
Peace activist, currently national secretary of Mouvement de la Paix, executive secretary of International Association of Educators for Peace and IAEP-delegate at UNESCO, co-chair French Teachers for Peace (Enseignants pour la Paix).
With a University background of International and Strategic Affairs, Arielle Denis was first a journalist and an activist on peace and disarmament issues. She published books, articles as well as several movies especially on conflicts issues.
Binalakshmi “Bina” Nepram born in Manipur Nation currently located in India’s Northeast region next to Myanmar is an indigenous scholar, published author and civil rights activist spearheading work on making women-led peace, and disarmament meaningful to our lives. She is an author of five books, her two most recent being “Where are our Women in … Continue reading "Binalakshmi Nepram – Board Member"
Etienne De Jonghe was the secretary-general of Pax Christi International for almost 30 years (1978-2007). He has engaged in bridgebuilding with various faith communities, including the Catholic Church and the Russian Orthodox Church.
Dr. ENKHSAIKHAN is international lawyer and served at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia, represented his country in Austria and at the United Nations.
Jun Kyu Lee is presently a senior researcher, specializing in North Korean Studies (Politics &inter-Korean relations), international relations in East Asia at the Institute for Reunification and Peace Policy, Hanshin University, South Korea.
Since 1985, Rieko has worked as a national staff of the Japan Council against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs (Gensuikyo) in charge of international activities. She has taken part in a variety of international conferences, speaking tours and visits to different countries.
Steven Staples is an accomplished policy and research strategist, published author, and award-winning peace and social justice advocate with over 25 years of experience in community organizations and the labour movement.
STAFF MEMBERS OF IPB
Reiner Braun studied German Literature, History and Journalism. Since 1982 he has been actively involved in the Peace Movement, working in the office of the “Krefelder Appeal” against new nuclear weapons in Europe. Since 1983 he was Executive Director for Scientist for Peace and Sustainability (Germany)
According to the IPB Constitution, IPB Council has the power to appoint consultants.
“This is an honorary title given to individuals who have distinguished themselves in the service of peace. They are appointed for three years, but their position is renewable if approved by the Assembly.”
The FOLLOWING PERSONS were appointed as IPB Consultants at the 2016 Council meeting (Berlin, Oct 3rd 2016).
The IPB was founded in 1891-92, as a result of consultations at the Universal Peace Congresses, large gatherings held annually to bring together the national peace societies that had gradually developed, mainly in Europe and North America, from the end of the Napoleonic Wars onwards.
Continue reading “Over a century of Peace-Making”
Few peace advocates know the name Elie Ducommun. For this reason, a two-day history seminar was held in Geneva to explore the life of the remarkable Swiss politician who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1902, together with IPB’s second Secretary-General, Albert Gobat. The ‘Ducommun Committee’ decided to invite specialists from several countries to offer analyses of Ducommun’s role in many fields.
Continue reading “Elie Ducommun: First Secretary-General”
Every year IPB organises an international conference, linked to our Council meeting. Every third year we hold the IPB Assembly, which is open to all members. Here you can find a list of all the meetings held since the end of the Cold War. The photo is from our conference in Oslo in 2010 – the centenary of our Nobel Peace Prize.
Continue reading “IPB Assembly and Council meetings, from 1990”