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.
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).
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”