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The Promise of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

The Promise of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Written by Joseph Gerson* The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW)  has received the last ratifications needed to put the Treaty into force. With the milestone of 50 ratifications having been achieved, the next critical step will be winning the signing and ratification by one or ...
IPB Statement on the 50th TPNW Ratification

IPB Statement on the 50th TPNW Ratification

Berlin, October 24th 2020 The International Peace Bureau celebrates the historical step of the 50th ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear weapons, supported by over 120 states at the UN in July 2017. After 3 years of debates, pressures, and mobilisation, 50 countries have today ...
Nagorno-Karabakh: Calls for a Ceasefire and Peace Talks are not Enough

Nagorno-Karabakh: Calls for a Ceasefire and Peace Talks are not Enough

The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan has deep and regional roots. With every life lost in the conflict, positions on both sides will harden. This alone is an urgent reason for a ceasefire. ...
IPB Statement of Congratulations to the World Food Programme

IPB Statement of Congratulations to the World Food Programme

IPB Statement of Congratulations to the World Food Programme (WFP), Winner of the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize The International Peace Bureau, 1910 Nobel Peace Laureate, welcomes the Nobel Committee’s decision to award the World Food Programme the 2020 prize. The WFP has played an essential role in ...
IPB Open Letter to UN Secretary-General António Guterres

IPB Open Letter to UN Secretary-General António Guterres

Call for Disarmament and the Reduction of Global Military Spending Dear Mr. Secretary-General, We write to you on behalf of the International Peace Bureau and more than 11.000 signatories to express our support for your call for a global ceasefire. We would also like to emphasize the need for ...
IPB Calls for Renewed Peace Talks and an End to the Violence between Armenia and Azerbaijan

IPB Calls for Renewed Peace Talks and an End to the Violence between Armenia and Azerbaijan

At the time of writing, more than 100 lives have been lost since fighting began in Nagorno-Karabakh, on the 27th of September.  In the spirit of the International Day of Non-Violence, the 2nd of October, the IPB calls for an immediate end to the violence and for a non-violent resolution to the ...
4th International Congress against Military Bases and Wars Develops New Strategies for International Cooperation

4th International Congress against Military Bases and Wars Develops New Strategies for International Cooperation

The 4th International Congress against Military Bases and Wars was held on 25 September 2020 as a hybrid online-offline event due to the Covid-19 pandemic. More than 20 people were present in Berlin and more than 70 online to discuss the current state of military bases around the world and what ...
No sanctions against the Gaeseong Industrial Complex (GIC)!

No sanctions against the Gaeseong Industrial Complex (GIC)!

The IPB, CAGIC, GIDF, and Blue Banner call on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to make an exception to sanctions for the Gaeseong (Kaesong) Industrial Complex (GIC), the inter-Korean industrial complex!  ...
IPB Statement on the Moria Refugee Camp

IPB Statement on the Moria Refugee Camp

The Moria Refugee Camp on the Greek island of Lesbos was home to more than 13.000 refugees. Despite the fact that it was only intended to temporarily host 3.000 people at a time. That was five-years ago. During the night on the 8th of September most of the camp burned to the ground, and what ...