Making Peace was successfully opened in Utrecht, NL on the 5th of May by IPB Secretary-General Colin Archer and Ashley Woods, Making Peace Curator and Project Manager. This followed an initial ceremony in front of Utrecht Cathedral, at which the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, the Mayor of Utrecht Aleid Wolfson, and other dignitaries were asked to put their name to Making Peace. See the photo gallery for some excellent pictures, or watch the video.
Paris, 8 April 2013
The International Network on Emergency Education, INEE, organized together with the UNESCO Institute of Educational Planning, IIEP, a high level symposium at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, on 8. April. Some 230 persons participated: ministers of education from several countries in conflict or post-conflict situations, ambassadors or representatives of Permanent Delegations to UNESCO, researchers and civil society organizations. MORE.
Athens, 26 April 2013
Mikis Peristerakis was an IPB Vice-President and a courageous leader of the Greek Independent Peace Movement AKE. He died in 2011. Tony Simpson, Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation (UK) attended his memorial meeting, which was combined with an event commemorating the first Marathon Peace March and Grigoris Lambrakis,
Geneva, 15 April 2013
IPB is pleased to report on a successful collaboration with the UN Office in Geneva and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute resulting in a special seminar held to commemorate this year's Global Day of Action on Military Spending. Introductory remarks were made by Mr. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, UN Under-Secretary-General, Director-General of the UN Office at Geneva, Secretary-General of the Conference on Disarmament (see photo). The conclusion was made by Mr. Jarmo Sareva, Director, Geneva Branch, UN Office for Disarmament Affairs. FULL REPORT & links to speeches and photos.
Geneva, 15 February 2013
IPB is excited to announce an International Day of Action on TUESDAY APRIL 23, 2013, the second day of the NPT PrepComm. It is organised by several groups working together. These activities are (almost all) outside the Palais des Nations and at the Maison des Associations. We encourage anyone who is available that day to join us, to make a strong and visible case for the abolition of nuclear weapons. For other civil society events taking place during the week, see the NPT-NGO room Calendar.
Geneva, 12 April 2013
IPB issued an International Communique on GDAMS. Feel free to re-publish, translate, or quote from it in your own media work.
Read also GDAMS April 2013 Newsletter.