Joint civil society statement to NPT states parties released

On 10 January 2022, a joint statement endorsed by more than 90 civil society groups worldwide was delivered to the states parties of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). The statement built on the one released in 2020, when the NPT’s Tenth Review Conference was first postponed. It was being readied for delivery at the Review Conference, which had been rescheduled for January 2022 and is now postponed again.

To read the statement in full and view a list of endorsing organisations, click here.

A video delivery of the statement can be found here

REPORT ON THE VOLTA REGION DESAG WEBINAR AT OLA GIRLS, HO ON 10TH NOVEMBER, 2021 ON THE TOPIC “THE PROLIFERATION OF SMALL ARMS AND ITS IMPACT ON GHANAIAN YOUTH”

VIRTUAL GATHERING AND PHYSICAL ARRIVAL

The event opened with a dance performance by OLA GIRLS cultural troupe depicting the consequences of gun violence on communities.

Opening statement by Juliet

She touched on a host of reasons why it became imperative for such an event to be held at such an opportune time. Among the many things she highlighted include the ever increasing rate of,

  • Spousal killings
  • Ritual murders
  • Chieftaincy Disputes
  • Ethnic and Tribal Clashes
  • Armed Robbery and the general State of insecurity in the country etc.

She ended with a clarion call on all and sundry to join in the fight against the illicit arms trade.

Introduction of IPB its work and growth in Africa by Reiner Braun

He described the role of IPB in advocacy efforts against small arms trade and gun violence around the world. IPB’s role in connecting the different national and sectorial African peace movements together as well as with other regional networks from around the globe has grown and is reflected by the collaborative effort that brought about the current event.

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Conference Report: Militarism and Peace in Latin America and the Caribbean

Under this title, a hybrid online/offline conference was recently held at the Gewerkschaftshaus Frankfurt/M. Invitations were extended by Frieden- und Zukunftswerkstatt e.V., the International Peace Bureau (IPB), Netzwerk Cuba, Österreichisch – Kubanische Gesellschaft (ÖKG), Vereinigung Schweiz-Cuba (VSC) as well as other supporters, donors and media partners.

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IPB World Peace Congress: Presentation of the IPB Action Plan 2021-2023

During the last day of the Second IPB World Peace Congress, IPB Co-President, Philip Jennings, presented via Zoom the Action Plan 2021-2023 of the International Peace Bureau. The Action Plan includes a wide range of advocacy activities around several topics such as: Nuclear Weapons, Military expenditure, Common Security and Sustainable Peace.

Download the IPB Action Plan here.

Unite for a Climate of Peace

One set of issues that will not be addressed by governments at COP26 are those connected to militarism, war and prospects for peace. For example, in 2017 the US military alone emitted 59 million tons of greenhouse gasses: equivalent to the emissions of Sweden, Denmark or Portugal. The ‘carbon boot print’ of the world’s military is not up for discussion. We must put it on the agenda.

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Appeal From Barcelona To The World, To all Peace Movements and Shapers of The Future

Barcelona, 17th October 2021

The world stands at a historically unique crossroads – either the abyss of nuclear, ecological, and social disaster or a common, just, demilitarized and environmentally sustainable future.

14,000 nuclear weapons threaten humanities existence and with heightening tensions between big powers, the danger of their actual use is increasing, while $2 trillion in weapons spending kills each day. With their massive daily death toll, small arms are weapons of mass destruction.

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Mediterranean Declaration at the Second World Peace Congress

Barcelona, 17th October 2021

From the International Peace Congress, we feel committed to the rising global wave of civic activism and the powerful new generation of youth activists across the globe facing the global challenges. While here in Barcelona, we would like to take this opportunity to revisit the challenges in this Mediterranean Sea, observe the changes and encourage the action, support it, and call for more cooperation and human solidarity. We need as well to understand the interconnected causes of the conflicts in this area, as we pledge to achieve a peaceful transformation to all conflicts through our joint effort.

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