Military Spending on the Rise while Health Budgets Remain Insufficient in Confronting the COVID-19 Pandemic
With the release of SIPRI’s newest report, showing global military spending in 2019 at a new high of US$1,917 billion, the International Peace Bureau (IPB) is calling for an end to the military spending pandemic, starting with an annual reduction of military expenditure of 10% and a complete ban on nuclear weapons. Continue reading “IPB Statement: Reaction to the Newest SIPRI Figures”
IPB is calling for a dramatic reduction of military spending in favour of healthcare and meeting social needs
The world’s oldest peace NGO, the Nobel Prize-winning IPB has called on G20 world leaders who are gathering via virtual means this coming week to send a message of peace and solidarity to the world as they address the global health emergency. Continue reading “IPB Statement: Call to the G20 to Invest in Healthcare Instead of Militarization (EN/FR/DE/ES/SV/FI/CA/JP/KO)”
The illegal assassination of Iranian General Soleimani was an act of war by the United States that must not be tolerated. Whatever the crimes of Soleimani have been, the United States has no legal or moral right to take such unilateral action or for the recent bombings of five Iranian related facilities in Iraq and Syria. Continue reading “No to War – Statement on the U.S. Assassination of General Soleimani EN/FR”
Press Release (EN/DE/FR)
COP25 Madrid – the ‘carbon boot-print’
No free pass for military emissions anymore!
Military is a climate killer!
IPB calls for countries to be obliged to cut their military emissions!
Continue reading “Press Release – COP25 (EN/DE/FR)”
IPB welcomes the decision of the Nobel Peace Prize committee to give the 2019 award to Abiy Ahmed, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia. Continue reading “Nobel Peace Prize 2019 for Reconciliation”
No to war against Kurds – IPB calls for negotiations
The war started by Turkey is an aggression against the Kurdish people and an attack against the Syrian territorial sovereignty. Tenth of civilians have already been killed by the Turkish bombing and many of them are escaping from the region. Continue reading “No to war against Kurds”
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”
No War against Iran.
Defending the Iran nuclear deal.
Preventing another US warfare.
The International Peace Bureau calls for worldwide protests against the planned war. Continue reading “IPB Statement – No War Against Iran”
Statement of Reiner Braun (IPB) and Joseph Gerson (IPB, AFSC, Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security) on the Conference “Growing Nuclear Risks in a Changing World: New Thinking and Movement Building, co-organised by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, New York Office.
Continue reading “Post-Conference Statement – Growing Nuclear Risks in a Changing World: New Thinking and Movement Building”
On April 29th, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released its report on global military spending in 2018. According to the report, the global military budget rose in 2018 by 2.6%, and is now estimated at $1.822.000.000.000 ($1,822 trillion.)
Continue reading “IPB Statement on the SIPRI Report on Military Spending”