Dear friends and colleagues,
this newsletter is full of reviews and reports of activities that required a lot of preparation and commitment by everyone involved. During the last four weeks we have seen 80-100 actions taken in about 20 countries by our member organisations and like-minded associations, all united by the joined call of “Demilitarize: Invest in People’s Needs!” of the Global Days of Actions on Military Spending (GDAMS). GCOMS has also published their new newsletter, which can be read here. At the end of this newsletter you will be able to read IPB´s latest statements, including a statement that calls for “No War Against Iran”, IPB´s Statement on the SIPRI Report on Military Spending, GCOMS´ Final Statement 2019 and the “Post-Conference Statement – Growing Nuclear Risks in a Changing World: New Thinking and Movement Building”.
You will also be able to read a report of IPB´s Side Events during the 2019 Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference. Moreover, “Don´t Bank the Bomb” has published a report “Producing mass destruction: Private companies and the nuclear weapons industry”, which illustrates the relationship between the commercial sector and nuclear weapons. There are also a couple of upcoming events in the next few months that we want to share with you. One of these events is the IPB Youth Network Conference “Transform! Towards a Culture of Peace” on the 20th-22nd of September in Berlin. The other event is an international meeting on “Nuclear Security in Europe After the Collapse of the INF Treaty”, also in September in Brussels.