Webinar: 100 Seconds to Midnight – How to Handle the Nuclear Threat?

The International Peace Bureau, Olof Palme International Center, and International Trade Union Confederation hereby invite you to join us on Tuesday, 27 July at 13:00 Central European Summer Time for the first digital summit in our Common Security 2022 series.

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Internationalizing the IPB World Peace Congress Barcelona

The world stands at a historically unique crossroads – either the abyss of nuclear, ecological, and social disaster or a common, just, demilitarized, and environmentally sustainable future. The social and environmental catastrophes reinforced by greed, racism, and sexism are undeniable. But we are not helpless – we can and are mobilising to restore health to our planet.

We are launching a campaign to support the basic costs of these young activists to travel to the World Peace Congress 2021 and to improve our technological capacities to include those who cannot afford to make the journey. While we cannot support travel costs for the entire IPB family, this is our way of making sure we can include the inspiring voices of youth peace activists and to reach a wider global audience.

Donations will go first to the travel and lodging costs for global south youth representatives, estimated to be CHF10,000. Additional funds raised beyond this will contribute to enhancing our technical capacities – technological equipment and personnel to operate and optimize a hybrid event platform enabling Global South participation via plenary speeches, workshops, cultural events, and interactive platform features. Holding a hybrid event will be key to bringing together a truly inclusive Congress.

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Webinar II: A Roadmap to End Nuclear Sharing In Conversation with EU Parliamentarians

Building on our last very engaging webinar with experts and activists from the EU nuclear sharing states we are now taking the next step towards developing a clear roadmap for a Nuclear Free Europe.

On Monday the 28th of June from 18.30-20.00 CEST we will be having an open conversation on the topic of nuclear disarmament with four parliamentarians from EU nuclear sharing states:

Karl-Heinz Brunner (SPD Germany)

Jasper van Dijk (Socialistische Partij – Netherlands)

Kris Verduyckt (Vooruit – Belgium)

Kathrin Vogler (Die Linke – Germany)

Moderation: Angelika Claussen (IPPNW)

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IPB and The German-Russian Forum: Let Us Finally Make Peace

June 22, 2021, marks the 80th anniversary of the fascist attack on Russia and the peoples of the Soviet Union. For us, the undersigned, this day is a day of mourning, shame, and reflection on our own historical guilt. From German soil, planned by German politicians, emanated an unprecedented war of extermination, born of political hubris and discrimination against the people of the Soviet Union, especially Jews and other minorities. It brought endless suffering to the people and claimed more than 27 million victims in the Soviet Union alone, mostly from Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus.

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Asian Generation Z’s Voice for Peace and Justice

On June 16, 2021 the IPB Asia working group hosted an informative discussion on the socio-political phenomenon currently sweeping Asia, namely that of the youth generation’s political activism. The event brought together four grassroots activists from around the continent to share in solidarity their experiences, lessons and hopes for the future of their generations. If you were unable to join us on the day, the full English version of the event can be viewed via the IPB YouTube channel. 

Speakers included:

  • Park Do-Hyung (Co-Representative of The Declaration of Global Citizen, Republic of Korea)
  • Nakayama Ayumi (Vice President of Democratic Youth League of Japan, Japan)
  • Khin Sandar (Spokesperson, General Strike Collaboration Committee and organizer for the Milk Tea Alliance, Myanmar)
  • Wisallya Ngamna (Anti-Government Protester, Northeast Thailand )

Moderators: Jessica Pardo and Stephanie Verlaan, IPB Assistant Coordinators

The IPB & Peacemomo Launch New Brochure: 11 Things We Should Consider about Global Military Spending

On the occasion of the 2021 Global Day of Action for Military Spending,
the International Peace Bureau and PEACEMOMO present a few interesting questions and possible responses around Global Military Spending.

The brochure “11 Things We Should Consider about Global Military Spending” is a guide for educators dedicated to peace in order to address questions around climate change and common security challenges.

This booklet is a didactic tool for people who wants to understand the implications of the military as a threat to peace.

You can download the brochure directly here.

New Global Commission Launched to Create ‘Blueprint for Survival’ in a New Age of World Instability

In the face of climate change, unbalanced globalisation, crumbling disarmament treaties, the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the decline of democracy – no single country can address the challenges of the modern world Continue reading “New Global Commission Launched to Create ‘Blueprint for Survival’ in a New Age of World Instability”

Month of Action: September 2021 – Leaflet

The peace movements across Europe are coming together for a month of action in September 2021 to demand a safer and more peaceful future. A network of organizations, Nuke Free Europe, wants a nuclear-weapon-free Europe; an end to the stationing of US nuclear weapons in Europe; and we demand that European states sign up to and ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

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President Biden and Putin: Re-Imagine and Secure Humanity’s Future

We join the world in the hope that the June 16 Geneva summit meeting between Presidents Biden and Putin will be successful. Given that human survival lies in the balance of U.S.-Russian relations and tensions, we need more than an exchange of views and cautious steps to improve strategic stability. For humanity’s sake, we urge the U.S. and Russian leaders to re-imagine and take bold diplomatic steps to secure humanity’s future.

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