Webinar: A Climate of Peace

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Date(s) - Saturday - Nov 7, 2020
10:00 am - 12:30 pm


The world is facing an array of crises: from great power conflict and nuclear weapon buildups to climate change, health pandemics and inequality. With peace as a center point, this webinar will discuss today’s challenges and the linkages between the issues. The wide range of speakers will discuss how to address the issues and create a true climate of peace.

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/94378862463 

10:00–10:10 Opening words Lisa Clark , IPB co-president.

10:10–10:30 The two interlinked mega challenges in today’s world:

– How to prevent nuclear war and achieve nuclear disarmament
– How to stop global warming and promote sustainable development

Key note address by Dan Smith, the Director of SIPRI

10.30–11.15 Comments by Philip Jennings Co-president IPB – International Peace Bureau, and Kaisu Kinnunen, Chair of Sadankomitea.

Questions and comments

(Short break)

11.30–12.15 Peace, Health and Development

1. Early lessons of the COVID pandemic on the concept of Health and Development
2. The links between Disarmament and Development

Remarks by Sally Wambui Kamiti (IPPNW), Binalakshmi Nepram (CAFI), Jordi Calvo (Centre Delàs d’Estudis per la Pau and IPB).

Questions and comments

12.15–12.30 Concluding statement on Prospects for a Culture of Peace by Ingeborg Breines, peace educator, former director of the Women and a Culture of Peace Programme of Unesco

12.40 Closing words by Tarja Cronberg, chair Peace Union