On April 25, 2019, IPB has honored Hon. Douglas Roche O.C. with the Seán Mac Bride Prize. The ceremony took place in Toronto, Canada in cooperation with the Canadian Pugwash Group.
In view of the upcoming elections for the European Parliament and amidst increasingly loud nationalistic and populistic voices, Pax Christi International has launched a manifesto in support of the European Union as a peace project.
On 22 and 24 March, IPB’s Board members gathered at the offices of our member Le Mouvement de la Paix, in Paris. Throughout the weekend, the Board discussed future projects and activities and, among other subjects, deliberated over recent membership candidatures for IPB’s network.
The IPB strongly condemns the imprisonment of Tarak Kauff and Ken Mayers, US Veterans for Peace activists, and calls on the Irish authorities for their immediate release.
Following PM Jacinda Ardern’s promise to tighten gun laws, New Zealander gun shops have registered a significant increase in sales. Peace activists and scientists have issued a call for an urgent moratorium on semi-automatic weapons – the type used in the Christchurch massacre – while changes are in process.
On the 12th of March 2019, the International Peace Bureau (IPB) held a press conference on the premises of its Berlin Office. The aim of the event was to present to the German press the various events and demonstrations being organised to mark the 70th anniversary of the North Atlantic Alliance (NATO), which will happen on the 4th of April 2019.
On the 3rd of February 2019, the highly estimated peace activist Elisabeth (Betty) Chapman passed away in her home, in the Norwegian town of Re, at the age of 91.
An overview of IPB’S participation in the PyeongChang Global Peace Forum (South Korea) earlier this month.
IPB’s Vice-President, Joseph Gerson, spoke at the Gensuikyo International Forum, part of the 2019 Bikini Day Commemorative Program in Japan. The event marked the 57th anniversary of the Bikini disaster caused by a U.S. hydrogen bomb test in the year of 1954.
A message from Colin Archer
Former Secretary General, International Peace Bureau