The International Peace Bureau (IPB) stands in support of the people of Okinawa in their struggle to resist the construction of the U.S. military base at Henoko and the dismantling of the Futemma Base.
The Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution for a nuclear-free and peaceful Japan and the renouncing of the use of force as means of settling international dispute have to enforced and strictly adhered to.
The pursuit for peace and justice of the Okinawa people has to be acknowledged and supported. IPB, with its dedication to the vision of a World Without War, and its main work on disarmament for sustainable development understands the far-reaching, negative implications of the presence of the military bases and calls for the extended involvement of all parties concerned.
The International Peace Bureau welcomes the commitment of President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jung-un to meet at the June 12 summit in Singapore. Even as many issues related to military, human and political rights, and regional tensions will not be addressed in the summit, it holds the promise of ending nearly 70 years of disastrous war and preparations for war that have disproportionally impacted North and South Korea. Continue reading “IPB Statement: Korea Summit In Singapore”
The IPB has a close relationship with Catalonia. Four Catalan entities are IPB’s partners (Unipau, the Delàs Centre for Peace Studies, Justícia i Pau, Fundipau) and representatives of those entities are (and have been) in our Board of Directors and our International Council. We have traditionally maintained close collaborations with Catalan institutions such as the ACCD and the Barcelona City Council. In addition, we have decided last year to establish one of the three IPB’s decentralized offices in the city of Barcelona. Continue reading “Towards a peaceful and nonviolent process of dialogue and understanding in the Catalan conflict”
With weapons, training, technological and diplomatic support from the United States and European nations, Saudi Arabia has inflicted massive destruction, famine and a deadly cholera epidemic on the people of Yemen, We call on Saudi Arabia stop its bombing, for an end to all foreign interventions and support to the warring parties, for a return to diplomacy, and for international support to end the famine and to respond to the cholera epidemic. The latest developments of the Yemeni civil war underline the need of an immediately ceasefire in the country. Continue reading “IPB calls for an end to the epic catastrophe in Yemen”
1. IPB condemns U.S., North Korean and other nations’ development possession and threats to initiate nuclear war, as well as any threats to initiate so-called “conventional” war. We demand a diplomatic and non-coercive resolution of the U.S.-Korean crisis.
Continue reading “Diplomacy, No to War on the Korean Peninsula”
The International Peace Bureau’s Council is shocked by the massacre of at least 300 people and those who are injured as a result of a new terrorist attack against a Mosque congregation in northern Sinai.
We condemn this crime and express our indignation. We also convey our deepest condolences to the victims’ families, the wounded and the Egyptian people as a whole.
Barcelona, November 26th, 2017.
The International Peace Bureau is very pleased with the decision of the Norwegian Nobel Committee to award the Nobel Peace Prize 2017 to ICAN. It complies with the last will of Alfred Nobel, supporting disarmament and negotiations. Continue reading “ICAN wins the Nobel peace prize 2017”
President Trump’s off the cuff and extremely dangerous and outrageous threat to devastate North Korea with “fire and fury… unlike the world has ever seen” is bringing us to the brink of the unthinkable. There is no military solution to the dangers posed by North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. We need to do all that we can to bring reason and bear with Common Security diplomacy that could bring these two nuclear powers back from the brink and to establish the basis for a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia.
Continue reading “Common Security Diplomacy to Resolve U.S.-North Korean Crisis”
Seventy two years ago the United States dropped two atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The humanitarian and environmental consequences were catastrophic. Since then the peace movement fights against nuclear weapons and just recently, on July 7th it got a strong reason to celebrate – the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty was adopted at the UN in New York.
Read the whole statement here
- UNI Global Union welcomes the draft for the ban treaty
- It is a historical declaration on the way to a nuclear weapon free world
As the General Secretary of UNI Global Union which represents 20 million members in the service sectors worldwide, I urge all governments to work towards creating a credible and effective treaty which will lead to a world free from nuclear weapons.
Continue reading “UNI Global Union statement to the UN conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons (ban treaty), leading to their elimination.”