CND Conference & IPB Congress – 21st century security: challenges and solutions

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Date(s) - Sunday - Oct 20, 2019
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St Thomas' Hospital

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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.

Joined by activists and experts from around the world, we will have a real global take on the problems we face together, strategising for global and local alternatives, for a vision — and reality — of peace and justice. Themes will include: common security, resource wars, climate change, nuclear dangers, human rights and more. Please join us!

The day is free and open to all. More details will be available soon.


The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and the International Peace Bureau present an international conference

21st Century Security: challenges and solutions

Sunday 20th October 2019, St Thomas’ Hospital, London

Our security and well-being are being severely challenged by climate change, the start of a new Cold War and the huge and widening gap between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots’. The systematic destruction of arms control treaties and disregard for international law by some world leaders have led to a new nuclear arms race and widespread concerns about national and global security. These problems are interlinked with a growth in the politics of nationalism, self-protection and prejudice. This meeting, jointly organised by CND and the IPB, will feature activists and experts from around the world, providing a global take on the problems we are facing.

To ensure our survival, humanity must come together, organise and cooperate on a global scale never seen before. Citizen activists of the world can show the way and modern communications technologies can help us achieve a global voice. But we must be aware of what we are facing and we must start now.


10:30: Welcome by Bruce Kent, Vice-President, CND

10:45: Opening plenary: Understanding the key challenges

  • Nuclear disarmament in the Age of Trump – Kate Hudson, CND
  • Climate change: an existential threat – Aaron Kiely, Friends of the Earth
  • What does China’s rise mean for the world? – Corazon Fabrios, Nuclear Weapons-Free Philippines
  • Does there have to be conflict with Russia? – Konstantin Semin, Film-maker, Russia
  • Co-chairs: Arielle Denis, IPB and Dave Webb, CND

12:30-1:30 LUNCH

12.50: lunch-time fringe: ‘Building Mayors for Peace’ with Sean Morris, NFLA

1.30:-3:00 Workshops

  • Nuclear dangers – Joseph Gerson, AFSC, USA and Hannah Kemp Welch, CND
  • Climate change –Angie Zelter XR Peace and Dr Stuart Parkinson, Scientists for Global Responsibility
  • Resource wars – Asad Rehman, War on Want and Jenny Clegg, IPB/CND
  • Human rights – Lisa Clarke, IPB and Kevin Blowe, NetPol

3:00-3.15 TEA

3:15- 4.30: Closing Plenary: Building a different future

  • Philip Jennings, former General Secretary, UNI Global Union
  • Reiner Braun, IPB
  • Rieko Asato, Gensuikyo, Japan
  • Chair: Kate Hudson, CND


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