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

28.04.2020

Military Spending on the Rise while Health Budgets Remain Insufficient in Confronting the COVID-19 Pandemic

Military Spending on the Rise while Health Budgets Remain Insufficient in Confronting the COVID-19 Pandemic

With the release of SIPRI’s newest report, showing global military spending in 2019 at a new high of US$1,917 billion, the International Peace Bureau (IPB) is calling for an end to the military spending pandemic, starting with an annual reduction of military expenditure of 10% and a complete ban on… »

31.03.2020

International Peace Bureau: divert military spending to healthcare, now!

International Peace Bureau: divert military spending to healthcare, now!

One of the world’s oldest peace federations, and receiver of the 1910 Nobel Peace Prize, the International Peace Bureau, launched a call this week aimed at world leaders “to dramatically reduce military spending in favour of healthcare and all social and environmental needs.” The coronavirus epidemic that is sweeping the… »

29.03.2020

Call to the G20: invest in Healthcare instead of further Militarisation

Call to the G20: invest in Healthcare instead of further Militarisation

IPB is calling for a dramatic reduction of military spending in favour of healthcare and meeting social needs The world’s oldest peace NGO, the Nobel Prize-winning IPB has called on G20 world leaders who are gathering via virtual means this coming week to send a message of peace and solidarity… »

14.03.2020

Health Care Instead of Military Exercises

Health Care Instead of Military Exercises

With the recent WHO declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic, concerns are higher than ever about the rapid global spread of the disease with precautions being taken to limit travel, large gatherings, and panic. Nonetheless, one of the largest military drills in Europe since the Cold War is still set… »

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. »

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