International Peace Bureau

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

09.01.2020

No to War – IPB Statement on the U.S. Assassination of General Soleimani

No to War – IPB Statement on the U.S. Assassination of General Soleimani

The illegal assassination of Iranian General Soleimani was an act of war by the United States that must not be tolerated. Whatever the crimes of Soleimani have been, the United States has no legal or moral right to take such unilateral action or for the recent bombings of five Iranian… »

03.12.2019

COP25 Madrid: No free pass for military emissions anymore – Military is a climate killer!

COP25 Madrid: No free pass for military emissions anymore – Military is a climate killer!

There are few activities on earth as environmentally catastrophic as waging war. One of the biggest culprits of burning oil is the military and, whenever and wherever there is a conflict or a major military exercise, the amount of oil burned increases also releasing an increased burden of smoke. War… »

06.09.2019

The IPB Seán MacBride Peace Award 2019 goes to Elayne Whyte Gómez and Bruce Kent

The IPB Seán MacBride Peace Award 2019 goes to Elayne Whyte Gómez and Bruce Kent

Every year the International Peace Bureau (Nobel Peace Laureate 1910) awards a special prize to a person or organisation that has done outstanding work for peace, disarmament and/or human rights. These were the principal concerns of Sean MacBride, the distinguished Irish statesman who was Chairman of IPB… »

16.08.2019

IPB Youth Network Conference Transform! Towards a Culture of Peace

IPB Youth Network Conference Transform! Towards a Culture of Peace

20-22 September 2019, International Peace Bureau Organizers IPB Youth Network, IPB in partnership with ITUC and ITUC Youth With the support of DFG-VK, International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility (INES),… »

16.12.2017

IPB Seán MacBride Peace Prize ceremonies

IPB Seán MacBride Peace Prize ceremonies

Every year the IPB awards the Seán MacBride Peace Prize to a person or organization that has done outstanding work for peace, disarmament and human rights. These were the principal concerns of Sean MacBride, the distinguished Irish statesman who was Chairman of IPB from 1968-74 and President from 1974-1985. The… »

04.04.2017

Successful negotiations on a nuclear weapons ban treaty

Successful negotiations on a nuclear weapons ban treaty

The first session of negotiations “on new legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading toward their total elimination” ended on Friday, March 31st at the UN headquarters in New York on a successful note, and a draft treaty is due to be presented in the second half of May. »

30.03.2017

Changing the game on nuclear weapons

Changing the game on nuclear weapons

More than 120 countries have been participating in talks to negotiate a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons since Monday March 27th in the UN headquarters in New York. While the nuclear weapons states and their allies are not in the room, the proponents of the ban treaty are counting on the… »

06.11.2016

IPB to award Sean MacBride Peace Prize 2016 to Colin Archer

IPB to award Sean MacBride Peace Prize 2016 to Colin Archer

The Board of the International Peace Bureau is pleased to announce that the Sean MacBride Peace Prize will be awarded this year to our own Secretary-General Colin Archer, who since 1990 has served the organization with outstanding commitment and competence. Colin Archer, who will retire next year and return home… »

07.09.2015

Lampedusa, Italy and Gangjeon Village, South Korea win 2015 IPB peace prize

Lampedusa, Italy and Gangjeon Village, South Korea win 2015 IPB peace prize

The IPB is delighted to announce its decision to award the annual Sean MacBride Peace Prize to two island communities who, in different circumstances, show proof of a profound commitment to peace and social justice. LAMPEDUSA is a small island in the Mediterranean and is the southernmost part of Italy. »

10.05.2014

Making Peace exhibition opened Saturday in Strasbourg

Making Peace exhibition opened Saturday in Strasbourg

Our photo-exhibition ‘Making Peace’ opened on Saturday in Strasbourg in fine style. Despite the bitter cold, curator Ashley Woods and Secretary-General Colin Archer joined a large group of officials and specially invited guests (including the Bosnian Ambassador and a representative of the German Consulate) from the international institutions… »

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