Following PM Jacinda Ardern’s promise to tighten gun laws, New Zealander gun shops have registered a significant increase in sales. Peace activists and scientists have issued a call for an urgent moratorium on semi-automatic weapons – the type used in the Christchurch massacre – while changes are in process.
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.
IPB has released its Activity Report 2018! It provides an overview of the initiatives promoted by IPB and its network of members throughout last year – projects, campaigns, conferences, public actions, statements etc.
An overview of IPB’S participation in the PyeongChang Global Peace Forum (South Korea) earlier this month.
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 Continue reading “Lisa Clark – Co-President”
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)
Jordi Calvo 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.
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” Continue reading “Dave Webb – Vice President”