International Peace Bureau

The International Peace Bureau is dedicated to the vision of a World Without War. Our current main programme centres on Sustainable Disarmament for Sustainable Development and we campaign mainly on the reduction of military expenditure. www.ipb.org

Interview with Sharan Burrow, ITUC General Secretary

Sharan Burrow is the General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). During her time at the head of ITUC, she has helped to foster relations between trade unions and the peace movement – bringing together themes of peace,…

Road to Barcelona 2021: Interview with Philip Jennings

IPB World Peace Congress 2021: An Interview with IPB Co-President Philip Jennings Q: What is the significance of the timing and location of the congress? Why 2021 and why Barcelona? A: The IPB Barcelona Conference aims to be the largest…

Let´s Celebrate the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Entry into Force Together!

On January 22nd, the world will celebrate the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), supported by over 120 states at the UN in July 2017. On this historic day, we call on members of…

The Germany-Wide Day of Action on 5 December 2020 – a Prelude to Further Joint Engagement

“Disarmament Instead of Rearmament”: The Germany-Wide Day of Action on 5 December 2020 – a Prelude to Further Joint Engagement With more than 100 events and several thousand participants, the day of action and protest organized by the Abrüsten statt…

Lost in Translation? Understanding Relevance of Women, Peace & Security in Arms Control & Disarmament

“What does the Women, Peace and Security Agenda have to do with arms control and disarmament?”. Under varying formulations, this question keeps coming up whenever someone refers to the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda as a basis for ensuring…

SAVE THE DATE: IPB World Peace Congress Barcelona 2021

IPB is excited to announce the tentative dates for our large gathering next year – a follow-up to IPB’s 2016 World Peace Congress in Berlin – provisionally entitled the Second IPB World Peace Congress Barcelona 2021: Stronger Together, Building Back Better for Inclusive…

Nagorno-Karabakh: Calls for a Ceasefire and Peace Talks are not Enough

The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan has deep and regional roots. With every life lost in the conflict, positions on both sides will harden. This alone is an urgent reason for a ceasefire. It must be recognized that talks which…

IPB Statement of Congratulations to the World Food Programme

IPB Statement of Congratulations to the World Food Programme (WFP), Winner of the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize The International Peace Bureau, 1910 Nobel Peace Laureate, welcomes the Nobel Committee’s decision to award the World Food Programme the 2020 prize. The…

Build Back Better Again – for Peace

We want to open a discussion on what ‘build back better’ means for peace and to develop support from the international peace movement for a very important discussion of worldwide transition. By Reiner Braun Thoughts for a better world. “Peace…

Statement on the 75th Anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

As we recall the unprecedented horrors that the citizens of Hiroshima and Nagasaki experienced on August 6 and 9, 1945, we reaffirm the determination of our organizations to ensure that nuclear weapons are never used again. In just two days,…

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