Celebrating 130 years of peacemaking, advocacy and education by the International Peace Bureau and Inter-Parliamentary Union.

On February 9, 2022 the IPB and IPU celebrated their 130th anniversaries in a joint online event.

The event featured extinguished guests including Philip Jennings (IPB Co-President), Bruce Kent (IPB Former President), Martin Chungong, Secretary-General of IPU, Cecilia Widegren, Member of Sweden´s Parliament, Chair of the IPU financial sub-committee and Co-rapporteur to the 1st committee on peace and international security during the 144th IPU assembly March 2022, Hon. Gennaro Migliore, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean Member of Italian Parliament,Magnus Løvold (ICRC), Etienne De Jonghe (Pax Christie) and Pauline Auer (IPB Youth Network) and Ingeborg Breines (IPB Former President and Former director of the Women and a Culture of Peace Programme of UNESCO).

There were also video greetings from Guy Ryder (Director general of the ILO), Sharan Burrow (General Secretary of the ITUC), Liv Tørres (Norwegian Federation of Trade Unions), Marc Finaud (Head of Arms Proliferation at Geneva Centre for Security Policy), and Daniel Hogstra (ICAN). Moderation was provided by Lisa Clark, current IPB co-President with Philip Jennings.

The event included a presentation of historical and recent photographs of the organization’s histories.

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The entire event can also be viewed below, we wish you a happy viewing.