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 from 1968–74 and president from 1974-1985. Continue reading “MacBride Prize 2020 awarded to Black Lives Matter and Hibakusha Signature Campaign”

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 and Nagasaki experienced on August 6 and 9, 1945, we reaffirm the determination of our organizations to ensure that nuclear weapons are never used again. Continue reading “IPB/IPPNW Statement on the 75th Anniversary of the Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki”

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 by the Bosnian Serb forces. In an effort to conceal the crimes that they committed, following the signing of the Dayton Peace Agreement, they relocated the bodies from the sites of mass execution and buried them in a series of mass graves. Continue reading “Never Forget: 25 Years After the Srebrenica Genocide”

Abusing Workers’ Rights is a Threat to Peace: IPB Reacts to the 2020 ITUC Global Rights Index (EN/FR)

Abusing workers’ rights is a threat to peace.

The IPB has always considered the respect for human and workers rights as critical pillars for peace in our nations. Abuse these fundamental rights and the floodgates are open to weaken peace, democracy and social justice. Take away the freedom of expression, protest, association and the balance of power tips further toward authoritarianism and raw and abusive  corporate power. Continue reading “Abusing Workers’ Rights is a Threat to Peace: IPB Reacts to the 2020 ITUC Global Rights Index (EN/FR)”

Statement of Solidarity with the Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington

June 17, 2020

The International Peace Bureau, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient organization, was proud and fortunate to collaborate with the Poor People’s Campaign on last spring’s Online World Conference 2020: Abolish Nuclear Weapons, Resist and Reverse Climate Change, for Social and Economic Justice.  The Poor People’s Campaign’s recognition of the seminal importance of building on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s nonviolent commitments – to challenge the mutually reinforcing triple evils of racism, poverty and militarism, with the addition of your commitment to environmental sustainability – is precisely what our time requires, and it inspires people around the globe, as well as across the United States. Continue reading “Statement of Solidarity with the Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington”

GCOMS/ENAAT Press Release: Fund Peace, Not Arms Dealers

On Europe Day, the Global Days of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS) and the European Network Against Arms Trade (ENAAT) call the EU to fund peace, not arms dealers.

The way out from the COVID-19 crisis: will the EU work for peace or prepare for war?

8 May 2020, Brussels, Barcelona

The EU High Representative Mr Borrell stated on April 24 that the world will look very different after the COVID-19 crisis and will depend on the choices made today.  On the eve of Europe Day celebrating peace and unity, the EU bears a large responsibility for how this future will look like, and has a key choice to make: work for sustainable peace by seriously tackling the root causes of conflicts, or continue the path to militarism and prepare for war. Continue reading “GCOMS/ENAAT Press Release: Fund Peace, Not Arms Dealers”

IPB Statement: Reaction to the Newest SIPRI Figures

Military Spending on the Rise while Health Budgets Remain Insufficient in Confronting the COVID-19 Pandemic

With the release of SIPRI’s newest report, showing global military spending in 2019 at a new high of US$1,917 billion, the International Peace Bureau (IPB) is calling for an end to the military spending pandemic, starting with an annual reduction of military expenditure of 10% and a complete ban on nuclear weapons. Continue reading “IPB Statement: Reaction to the Newest SIPRI Figures”

IPB Statement: Call to the G20 to Invest in Healthcare Instead of Militarization (EN/FR/DE/ES/SV/FI/CA/JP/KO)

IPB is calling for a dramatic reduction of military spending in favour of healthcare and meeting social needs

The world’s oldest peace NGO, the Nobel Prize-winning IPB has called on G20 world leaders who are gathering via virtual means this coming week to send a message of peace and solidarity to the world as they address the global health emergency. Continue reading “IPB Statement: Call to the G20 to Invest in Healthcare Instead of Militarization (EN/FR/DE/ES/SV/FI/CA/JP/KO)”

No to War – Statement on the U.S. Assassination of General Soleimani EN/FR

The illegal assassination of Iranian General Soleimani was an act of war by the United States that must not be tolerated. Whatever the crimes of Soleimani have been, the United States has no legal or moral right to take such unilateral action or for the recent bombings of five Iranian related facilities in Iraq and Syria. Continue reading “No to War – Statement on the U.S. Assassination of General Soleimani EN/FR”