This year’s International Day of Peace may be conducted in one of the most challenging times of the 21st century. We see the powers striving for the rise of old conflicts and rivalries, nationalisms as well as massive armament paired with growing injustices in the world. At the same time we see the further developing of peacebuilding, civil conflict resolution and a strengthening of the United Nations and other peaceful and democratic structures.
The IPB Youth Network and IPB are organising together with NatWiss a public event on the challenges to peace, as well as a working meeting with several NGOs and stakeholders active in peace in the forthcoming of the organisation of a 2019 Peace Congress.
Reiner Braun, Marie Cucurella, Lucas Wirl
Friday, 21 September 2018
Public Event: Challenges for Peace in the World
The objective of this public event is to highlight and analyze challenges for peace in the world, as well as discuss and strengthen alternatives and ways to create a positive living for future generations.
Venue: Humboldt University, Main Building
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin
Room: Hörsaal 1072
17:30 Welcome and Introduction by IPBYN and IPB
17:50 Greetings by IPBYN South-America
Greetings by the German Society for the UN
18:10 Climate and Conflict Prof. Dr. Jürgen Scheffran, University of Hamburg
18:35 Insight on the Korean conflict
19:00 Nuclear disarmament Anne Balzer, ICAN Germany
19:45 Insight on the Iran conflict Prof. em. Dr. Mohssen Masserrat, University of Osnabrück
20:05 Positive Approaches to Peace Agata Stajer, Youth Peace Ambassadors Network; Alive Peace
20:30 Steps towards a peaceful world World Café with the speakers
Dr. Mohssen Masserrat will talk in German, we will try to organize translation upon request.
Saturday, 22 September 2018
International NGO Working Meeting
The IPBYN is offering a floor for open discussions, in the framework of topics close to the network (e.g. related to youth, peace and security) and to the organisation of the 2019 World Youth Congress on Peacebuilding.
Through a participatory process, the objective is to come up with meaningful and innovative ideas for each participant to use in their actions and work, and to share with their networks.
Venue: IPB Office
Exchange of knowledge and experiences
Choice of topics
14:00 Discussion on chosen topics
19:30 Saturday Evening
we will offer a common dinner with time and space to get to know each other more. Location: PA 58, Prinzenallee 58, 13359 Berlin
Sunday, 23 September 2018
10:00 Political sight-seeing tour of the city (tbc)
The International Peace Bureau is a global peace network, founded in 1891/92. IPB’s network of member organisations, together with individual members, forms a global community, bringing together knowledge and campaigning experience in a common cause. We link experts and advocates working on similar issues in order to build strong civil society movements.
The IPB is dedicated to the vision of a World Without War. Its current main programme centres on Disarmament for Sustainable Development and within this, IPB’s focus is mainly on the reallocation of military expenditure. IPB believes that by reducing funding for the military sector, significant amounts of money could be released for social projects, domestically or abroad, which could lead to the fulfilment of real human needs and the protection of the environment.
The IPB Youth Network is the youth branch of IPB.
The IPB Youth Network sees itself as an open network. It aims to provide a platform for discussion, exchange and common action for young people working on peace and demilitarization. The biggest large common action is the world youth Congress on demilitarisation and transformation, to happen in September 2019. This public event is part of the pre-conferences taking place this year in South America and several European countries.
We have a contingent of private sleeping places available. Contact us for more information.
IPBYN in Berlin
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