INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE: Challenges for Peace in the World

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Date(s) - Friday - Sep 21, 2018 - Saturday - Sep 22, 2018
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This year’s International Day of Peace may be conducted in one of the most challenging times of the 21st century. We see the powers striving for the rise of old conflicts and rivalries, nationalisms as well as massive armament paired with growing injustices in the world At the same time we see the further developing of peacebuilding, civil conflict resolution and a strengthening of the United Nations and other peaceful and democratic structures.

The IPB Youth Network and IPB are organising together with NatWiss a public event on the challenges to  peace, as well as a working meeting with several NGOs and stakeholders active in peace in the forthcoming of the organisation of a 2019 Peace Congress.

We would like to ask you to register to either event at


Friday, 21 Sept
Event: Challenges for Peace in the World

The objective of this public event is to highlight and analyze challenges for peace in the world, as well as discuss and strengthen alternatives and ways to create a positive living for future generations.

Venue: Humbolt University, Main Building
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin
Room: Hörsaal 1072

17:30                     Welcome and Introduction  by IPBYN and IPB
17:50                     Greetings by IPBYN South-America
                              Greetings by the German Society for the UN
18:10                     Climate and Conflict
                                Prof. Dr. Jürgen Scheffran, University  of Hamburg
18:35                     Insight on the Korean conflict
19:00                     Nuclear disarmament Anne Balzer, ICAN Germany
19:25                     Break
19:45                     Insight on the Iran conflict,
                                Prof. em. Dr. Mohssen Masserrat
20:05                     Positive Approaches to Peace, Agata Stajer

                                Youth Peace Ambassadors Network; Alive Peace
20:30                     Steps towards a peaceful world
                                 World Café with the speakers
21:15                       End

Dr. Mohssen Masserrat will talk in German, we will try to organise translation upon request.


Saturday, 22 Sept
Working Meeting

The IPBYN is offering a floor for open discussions, in the framework of topics close to the network (e.g. related to youth, peace and security) and to the organisation of the 2019 World Youth Congress on Peacebuilding.

Through a participatory process, the objective is to come up with meaningful and innovative ideas for each participant to use in their actions and work, and to  share with their networks.

Venue: IPB Office
Marienstrasse 19/20
10117 Berlin

9:30                       Greetings
                               Exchange of knowledge and experiences
12:30                     Lunch
14:00                     Discussion on chosen topics
                                Sharing outcomes
18:00                     End
19:30                     Saturday Evening we will offer a common dinner with time                                   and space to get to know each other more.
                                Location: PA 58, Prinzenallee 58, 13359 Berlin


Sunday, 23 September 2018
10:00                     Political sight-seeing tour of the city (tbc)