Join us on #GivingTuesday for Peace and Justice

#GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. In the peace movement, we know very well how strong the power of people can be in promoting a better world – one that is more just, inclusive, and peaceful. That’s why this year we are asking for you to join us in creating a more peaceful and sustainable future. Continue reading “Join us on #GivingTuesday for Peace and Justice”

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 (nuclear) disarmament and the reallocation of money from the military to healthcare, social, and environmental needs – to the fulfilment of the Social Development Goals.

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

Read the complete congress declaration in English y en español.

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 actions must be taken to combat the growing trends of militarism, confrontation, environmental degradation, and more.

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IPB Co-President Speaks at the Fair Share for Children Summit 2020

On 10 September 2020, IPB Co-President Philip Jennings spoke at the Fair Share for Children Summit 2020, hosted by the Laureates & Leaders for Children. Philip’s speech, in full below, focused on the increased vulnerability of children on the move – particularly in the context of war  and the Covid-19 crisis – reinforcing the call for a global ceasefire and a redirection of spending from the military to caring for the most vulnerable children.

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IPB Co-President Philip Jennings Speaks to 2020 World Conference against A and H Bombs

On Nagasaki Day 2020, the 75th anniversary of the USA dropping an atomic bomb on the city, IPB Co-President Philip Jennings gave the following speech to the attendees of the 2020 World Conference against A and H Bombs: Continue reading “IPB Co-President Philip Jennings Speaks to 2020 World Conference against A and H Bombs”

Webinar: The Colombian Peace Agreement: Where Are We Today?

On the 2nd of July the IPB held a webinar on the Colombian Peace Agreement, and where we are today. Many have questioned the peace deal’s survival since President Iván Duque Márquez’s ascension to power in 2018. Further attention will be given to the recent deployment of US troops to Colombia and its effect on relations with Venezuela. Continue reading “Webinar: The Colombian Peace Agreement: Where Are We Today?”

Open Letter on COVID-19 and Humanitarian Disarmament

The IPB and GCOMS have signed the following open letter created by ‘Humanitarian Disarmament.’ The letter argues that humanitarian disarmament can lead the way to an improved post-pandemic world and calls on states, international organizations, and civil society to follow its lead to create a “new normal.” It is open for signature by civil society organizations through the form here. Continue reading “Open Letter on COVID-19 and Humanitarian Disarmament”

Webinar on Anti-Racism Protest in the United States: No Justice, No Peace

George Floyd’s atrocious murder at the hand of the police in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25 represents only the most recent incident of racism and police brutality in the United States. The resulting protests have spread not only across major US cities, but have gone global. Continue reading “Webinar on Anti-Racism Protest in the United States: No Justice, No Peace”