• Making Peace is a tribute to the people all over the world who devote their time, energy and resources to the cause of peace. ... Read more

  • From 30 September to 3 October 2016, the International Peace Bureau held a conference in Berlin on the reallocation of military expenditure. ... Read more

  • Have you ever thought that the world spends too much on war and militarism? Millions of people share this point of view but it has yet to become a major political debating point. ... Read more

  • Your support helps us develop our work through public engagement, outreach to other actors, advocacy and networking. ... Read more



The International Peace Bureau is dedicated to the vision of a World Without War. Our current main programme centres on Disarmament for Sustainable Development and within this, our focus is mainly on the reallocation of military expenditure. We believe that by reducing funding for the military sector, significant amounts of money could be released for social projects, domestically or abroad, which could lead to the fulfillment of real human needs and the protection of the environment. At the same time, we support a range of disarmament campaigns and supply data on the economic dimensions of weapons and conflicts. Our campaigning work on nuclear disarmament began already in the 1980s.


Our 300 member organisations in 70 countries, together with individual members, form a global network, bringing together knowledge and campaigning experience in a common cause. We link experts and advocates working on similar issues in order to build strong civil society movements.


The Making Peace photo exhibition has been visited by an estimated 1.2 million people since it was first presented in Geneva in 2010. The show was produced by the IPB and curated by Ashley Woods. Contact us if you'd like to bring the show to your city.



IPB has had Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council since 1977. We also have associate status with the Department of Public Information.


IPB plays a central role in the Geneva-based NGO Committee for Disarmament, a committee of CONGO, the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Status with ECOSOC. There are sister committees in New York and Vienna. Together we follow various disarmament negotiations, within and outside the UN.


We are a Nobel Peace Laureate (1910); over the years, 13 of our officers have been recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize.



Read more about us in the IPB brochure, available in English, French, Russian, German, Spanish, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese and our Activity Reports, published annually.



For our work to flourish, a firm financial base is essential. IPB is constantly in need of financial assistance. Your donations, 
sponsorship or legacy are therefore most welcome. 


Major grants:
IPB is grateful for recent financial support from the following institutions:

Small grants:
We have also received small grants from:


Our Berlin world congress 2016 is supported by a range of German funders.






Note: All donations are tax-deductible; IPB is a non-profit association registered under Swiss law.




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