On Europe Day, the Global Days of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS) and the European Network Against Arms Trade (ENAAT) call the EU to fund peace, not arms dealers.
The way out from the COVID-19 crisis: will the EU work for peace or prepare for war?
8 May 2020, Brussels, Barcelona
The EU High Representative Mr Borrell stated on April 24 that the world will look very different after the COVID-19 crisis and will depend on the choices made today. On the eve of Europe Day celebrating peace and unity, the EU bears a large responsibility for how this future will look like, and has a key choice to make: work for sustainable peace by seriously tackling the root causes of conflicts, or continue the path to militarism and prepare for war. Continue reading “GCOMS/ENAAT Press Release: Fund Peace, Not Arms Dealers”
On April 27, 2020, IPB hosted an international press conference on the latest SIPRI figures on military spending in 2019. The full video can be viewed here.
During the Global Days of Action on Military Spending 2020, IPB ran two online webinars.
The first, entitled “The Opportunity Costs of Military Spending: How and Why it’s Time to Rethink our Priorities” was directed toward students and young professionals and organized as an active discussion and brainstorming session. Details on military spending in 12 countries were presented to participants who were then tasked with thinking up solutions that could be taken by individuals and groups to combat the continued growth of military spending at the cost of social budgets. Continue reading “GDAMS Workshops April 2020”
On April 25, 2020, in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, over one thousand activists across the peace, climate, and social movements gathered online to take part in the first ever virtual World Conference: Abolish Nuclear Weapons | Resist and Reverse Climate Change | For Social and Economic Justice. Continue reading “Report: Online World Conference 2020”
by Kate Hudson, CND Secretary General
Hundreds of peace activists from across Europe gathered in central London on 30th November to challenge the NATO war machine and discuss alternatives to current policies which are taking the world closer to war. Continue reading “No to NATO Activities in London”
Tensions are growing among states possessing nuclear weapons and the collapse of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty brings Europe closer to the brink of another dangerous Cold War. Meanwhile, the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) gains traction and opens new avenues for urgently needed common campaigns and actions. Continue reading “Remember your Humanity and forget the rest”
We are looking forward to welcoming you to CND and IPB’s conference which will be held on Sunday October 20 London, opposite the Houses of Parliament. Our Triennial Congress, under the banner: “21st century security: challenges and solution” will also be held in London. Continue reading “CND & IPB Conference – 21st century security: challenges and solutions”
Every year the IPB awards a special prize to a person or organisation that has done outstanding work for peace, disarmament and/or human rights. These were the principal concerns of Sean MacBride, the distinguished Irish statesman who was Chairman of IPB from 1968-74 and President from 1974-1985. MacBride was a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize (1974), deputy General Secretary of the UN and founder if the disarmament committee of the UN. Continue reading “IPB MacBride award 2019 for Elayne Whyte Gómez and Bruce Kent”
This report presents a summary of 2019 Global Days of Action on Military Spending, including an overview, highlights, materials and a compilation of all actions carried out, accompanied by a selection of pictures. Continue reading “GDAMS 2019 Final Report”
The “Peace and Security” Circle of the Asia- Europe People Forum (AEPF) is a critical part of the Forum that collectively understands, analyses, interprets and formulates alternative responses and actions on issues of peace, security, conflicts, threats and opportunities in Asia and Europe as envisioned by the people’s movements of this region. Continue reading “Workshop on „Challenges of a Common Security Policy in Eurasia“”