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.
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.
BOARD MEMBERS OF IPB
Reiner Braun studied German Literature, History and Journalism. Since 1982 he has been actively involved in the Peace Movement, working in the office of the “Krefelder Appeal” against new nuclear weapons in Europe. Since 1983 he was Executive Director for Scientist for Peace and Sustainability (Germany)
Lisa Clark, elected Co-President of IPB in 2016, is an active member of Blessed Are the Peacemakers (Beati i costruttori di pace), an Italian member of the IPB. Lisa lived in Sarajevo under siege (1993-1995), fostering networks of solidarity among the inhabitants of the city and across the front lines
Jordi Calva has a PhD in peace, conflicts and development. Economist and peace culture, disarmament and defense economy researcher. He is the coordinator of the Centre Delàs and armed conflicts, defense economy and cooperation lecturer (UJI, URL, UOC).
Corazon Valdez Fabros is currently Vice President of International Peace Bureau and a core member of thematic circle on Peace and Security both at the civil society process at Asia-Europe Peoples Forum and the ASEAN Civil Society Conference- ASEAN Peoples Forum.
Joseph Gerson is President of the Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security, Director of the American Friends Service Committee’s Peace & Economic Security Program and Co-Convener of the international Peace and Planet Network.
Dave Webb has been the Chair of the UK “Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND)” since 2010. He is also currently Convenor of the “Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space”
Steven Staples is an accomplished policy and research strategist, published author, and award-winning peace and social justice advocate with over 25 years of experience in community organizations and the labour movement.
Süleyman Gelener holds a BA (Hons) in Science of Education – Primary Education from Atatürk Teacher Training Academy and a Master of Arts in International Studies in Education from the University of Birmingham.
Tore Nærland of BikeForPeace Norway is a board member of IPB. BFP works to ban nuclear weapons and promote peace and have had campaigns in 120 countries.
Etienne De Jonghe was secretary-general of Pax Christi International for almost 30 years (1978-2007). He has engaged in bridgebuilding with various faith communities, including the Catholic Church and the Russian Orthodox Church. De Jonghe also worked on human rights and conflict resolution in Latin America, Asia, and Africa.
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.
We benefit from fiscal sponsorship in the USA from the AJ Muste Memorial Institute, New York.
IPB is grateful for recent financial support from the following institutions:
We have also received small grants
Our Berlin world congress 2016 was supported by a range of German funders.