Peace in Syria: a call to action on UN Day Oct 24

UN DayUN Day on 24 October marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being. As the official UN Day, 24 of October is a perfect occasion for peace manifestations and celebrations. The Peace Union of Finland, a long time IPB member organisation, will use this UN-day to support efforts towards peace in Syria. Continue reading “Peace in Syria: a call to action on UN Day Oct 24”

IPB Declaration on Demilitarisation and Youth

Youth Declaration7th October 2016, Berlin. (Extracts) “Youth are a military target in schools, universities, religious spheres and other social environments… We, the participants of the IPB Youth Gathering, actively strive for peace and a just future… Today we create a Youth Network under the umbrella of the IPB, calling for a world conference on youth, demilitarisation, and transformation in 2018.”

Truly inspiring words from the IPB Youth Gathering. For the full declaration, take a look here. And if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to send a mail to

IPB publishes its Action Agenda for the coming years

IPB Angenda11 October 2016 – Among the highlights of the Berlin Congress, held on Sept 30 – Oct 2, 2016, was the presentation of IPB’s Action Agenda. It should be noted that this document is not the final declaration of the Congress; nor is it a summary of the many events that took place during the weekend. Rather, it offers a broad framework to guide the IPB community in the years ahead.

The Agenda begins with the IPB’s vision and goes on to outline some of the main challenges in the peace field. It then describes our broad approach to campaigning. Continue reading “IPB publishes its Action Agenda for the coming years”

Berlin Congress: “missile” event outside the Reichstag – video

missile event10 October 2016 – This video (in German and English) tells a lot about the issues addressed at the congress, some of personalities participating, and the creative style of the press- and side-events. The 3D-art project showing chains holding back a missile was organised by our colleagues in the World Future Council and UNfold Zero.

So take a look at the video here – it’s a great chance to discover the event!

ICJ turns down Marshall Islands plea

ICJ7 October 2016 – The International Court of Justice (ICJ) threw out a case brought by the Marshall Islands about the United Kingdom’s nuclear disarmament obligations that stated that the UK, in failing to get rid of its nuclear weapons, was in breach of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

The ICJ agreed with the UK’s objection to the case, in which they claimed to be unaware of a dispute with the Marshall Islands on this issue, a legal requirement to proceed. Continue reading “ICJ turns down Marshall Islands plea”

IPB’s Berlin Congress: A Huge Success!

Berlin CongressThere was a general consensus in the Berlin Congress organised by IPB (Disarm! for a Climate of Peace: Creating an Action Agenda) that the gathering was a tremendous success. Over 1000 participants from 75 countries participated in a wide range of sessions: plenaries, panels and workshops, as well as side events and cultural presentations. Speeches by experts, activists, politicians, scholars and others provided both inspiration and understanding at a high level.

The event provided a new impetus to the disarmament and wider peace movements at a critical time. IPB also presented its own Action Agenda for the coming years at the final plenary (see separate news item). Continue reading “IPB’s Berlin Congress: A Huge Success!”

The latest newsletter from IPB

latest-newsletterAutumn is here and for IPB it is exciting times with a wide range of activities going on, such as our World Congress in Berlin, a peace speech in Athens and the publication of the 2015 Activity Report.

Now we can add to the excitement with the release of our September newsletter! Get the latest news about military spending, learn about the Montreal Declaration for a Nuclear-Fission-Free World and why President Obama regrets the “biggest bombing in history”.

Get the newsletter here !

Final IPB BERLIN World Congress Newsletter

world-congress-newsletter26th september – The IPB World Congress starts in 4 days! You can find in this 5th Newsletter latest information and some important news. Also, with the support of our media partner “Pressenza” we were able to produce a conference app for Android and iOS. Don’t miss out and get the app!

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IPB BERLIN CONGRESS: Full Programme now available

full-programme19 Sept 2016. As the date of the IPB`s world congress 2016 Disarm! for a Climate of Peace is approaching fast, we are happy to present the final version of the congress programme: Here. In it we proudly present our new supporters such as the Nobel Peace Center and BetterWorldLinks, we introduce you to the more than 200 speakers that will take part in the plenaries, panels and workshops, and last but not least, we guide you through all the side events and activities around the congress.

With the latest information, you will be fully equipped to make the most of your participation. So immerse yourself in it, and remember to check the website and Facebook page for day-to-day updates. Continue reading “IPB BERLIN CONGRESS: Full Programme now available”

New IPB publication: Activity Report 2015

activity-report-20152015 was another intense year for IPB. Read the illustrated Activity Report here (16pp). Among the highlights:

  •  We reinforced our efforts to promote the Global Campaign on Military Spending (GCOMS). We organised the 5th edition of the Global Day of  Action (GDAMS).
  • We focused our UN work on the adoption of the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, making the case for the inclusion, not only of   military spending, but also wider issues related to peace and disarmament.
  • We helped establish a new network on the links between militarism and climate change, with a gathering in Paris during COP 21

Continue reading “New IPB publication: Activity Report 2015”