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
In a new statement, the International Peace Bureau (IPB) appeals for the preservation and reinforcement of the INF Treaty.
On the 17th of January, 2019, the Coordination Committee of Abolition 2000 hosted a webinar on the subject of the imminent unilateral withdrawal from the INF Treaty by the United States of America. The video of this webinar can be found below and each individual presentation can be found under the names of the guest speakers.
An important declaration was adopted on the 1st of October, following the 12th ASEM-summit in Ghent, Belgium, hosted during the 29th of September and 1st of October. Continue reading “Asia Europe People’s Forum’s Declaration”
by Fredrik S. Heffermehl
Many see the 2019 Nobel for peace as a humanitarian prize and thus not within Nobel’s intention, but the committee’s announcement does characterize sexual violence as a weapon of war and praises efforts to end such war crimes. The 2018 prize is linked to a major theme of the day, equal rights for women, protection against violence. The committee has often borrowed glory from popular phenomena but accepted our advice that the prize could not be given to MeToo. Continue reading “Statement by Fredrik S.Heffermehl: Nobel´s Peace Prize? Yes … and no”