To explore the connections between different methods, we'll use case study campaigns and themes from around the world, including:
- arms fair disruption from South Korea to Britain, Adu Dhabi to Czech Republic
- extractive industries and militarisation
- war profiteering and gender
- 'civilian' companies that profit from war and occupation
We are really pleased to announce that Oxfam and Save the Children will jointly host the fourth humanitarian disarmament campaigners’ forum in New York this year.
October 22-24, 2015, University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, Connecticut, USA
PHS’s 2015 fall conference Historical Perspectives on War, Peace and Religion is on track. Our prize committees are busy conducting their review of articles, books, etc and our program co-chairs are putting together a rich program. Our Perspectives advertisement appears to have helped generate visibility for our prizes, since we received more nominations for best first book/dissertation than in recent contests and already have several nominations for the next Bills Memorial prize. Please visit this link for periodic conference updates. http://www.peacehistorysociety.org/phs2015/
Prog at: http://www.peacehistorysociety.org/phs2015/program.pdf
23-25 October 2015, Padova, Italy
Topics include: Global Campaign on Military Expenditure (GCOMS), nuclear disarmament, the future of the UN on its 70th anniversary, and the Right to Peace.
Also: the award of the 2015 MacBride Peace Prize. Details from IPB Secretariat. See brochure in English and in Italian.
11-13 November 2015, Coventry, UK
12 November 2015, Barcelona (Spain)
WE MUST REDUCE MILITARY SPENDING. HOW DO WE DO IT?
On the 12th of November 2015 in Barcelona, Centre Delàs d’Estudis per la Pauwill celebrate its annual conference. This conference, will be preparatory comitee to the International Peace Bureau (IPB) Worldwide Congress 2016 (PrepCom). The Congress, called “Disarm! For a climate of Peace”, will talk about how to reduce the military expenses budget in the world, which goes up to $1.8 billion, and how to invest the money in peace promotion activities, social development, environmental policies, social and welfare policies, Human Rights, gender equality and sustainable job creation.
13TH & 14TH NOVEMBER 2015 FRIENDS HOUSE, LONDON, UK
TWO-DAY FORUM CHALLENGING WAR, MILITARISATION & GLOBAL INSECURITY: TEACH-IN AND FORUM
REGISTER NOW! Early-bird ends 13th September
MORE INFO AT WWW.MEDACT.ORG
The 2nd Geneva Peace Week will be held from 16 to 20 November 2015 under the patronage of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) and the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform. By synchronizing meetings on different topics related to the promotion of peace during one week, Geneva Peace Week will maximize synergies between organizations in Geneva, focused on the cross-cutting nature of peace.
The program of Geneva Peace Week 2015 will be announced in early October.
In 2015, during the 70th anniversary year of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings, a broad coalition of anti-nuclear activists will hold a World Nuclear Victims Forum in Hiroshima, the site of that first inhumane utilization of nuclear energy. “Humankind and nuclear technology cannot coexist.” It is an absolutely anti-nuclear alliance. More information here.
7 - 14 January 2016, ANDALO (TRENTO) - ITALY
Seventy years after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and forty-five years after the entry into force of the Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT), nuclear weapons continue to pose a serious threat to global security. The aim of this Winter Course is to analyse some of the key issues which concern the presence and spread of nuclear weapons in the current international system, and thereby advance awareness and understanding on such critical and topical problems.
The mission of the Rotary World Peace Conference 2016 is to bring together experts with solutions (blueprints for success) to major issues that are occurring in our personal lives, homes, schools, businesses and communities, not just in Southern California, but around the world. We are inviting leaders from health care, academia, government, public safety, religions, business, and communities to meet together to share the solutions presented by experts. The format will allow for action plans to be developed such that real and measureable actions can be undertaken when attendees return home.
27-28 January 2016, Leeds Beckett University (UK)
This is a Prepratory Conference for the World Congress in Berlin in September 2016. Contact Dr. Rachel Julian (email@example.com) for further details.
An initiative of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, managed by UN OCHA, the first World Humanitarian Summit will be held in Istanbul on 23 and 24 May 2016 and will bring together governments, humanitarian organizations, people affected by humanitarian crises and new partners including the private sector to propose solutions to our most pressing challenges and set an agenda to keep humanitarian action fit for the future.
For more information, click here.
13-15 June 2016, Zurich and Geneva
The conference theme will be ‘Global Disorder – Security in a World Disrupted’. The programme and further information will be available soon at www.isf2016.ch.
The ISF has established itself as a forum for discussing ways to increase communication and cooperation between institutions engaged in research related to international security in Europe, North America, and beyond.
September 30 - October 3 2016, Berlin (Germany)
IPB is planning a World Congress under the (provisional) title War, Money, Transformation: Disarmament for Development! We expect that it will attract global attention and a large number of participants. Details at GCOMS website.