Under the title “(Re)imagine the world. Action for peace and justice”, more than 2,500 people took part in the Second IPB World Peace Congress. The event took place in the Centre of Contemporary Culture (CCCB) and the Blanquerna – Universitat Ramon Llull in Barcelona. 1,000 people attended the congress in person, while 1,500 attended virtually. Participants came from 126 countries.
October 15-17, 2021
The Congress will begin in
The main goal of the Second IPB World Congress is to provide a space for gathering and sharing experiences for all involved in international peace and justice movements. A place where we can foster synergies between organizations and individuals, and between interconnected social movements fighting for global justice: peace and disarmament advocates, feminist and LGBTQIA+ campaigners, ecologists and climate activists, antiracists and indigenous people, human rights defenders and trade unionists.
We want to promote the inclusion of a peace perspective within these movements, in order to better confront the global challenges of our time: climate change and environmental collapse, gender, racial and economic inequality, the Covid-19 pandemic, mass migrations, refugee crisis, humanitarian emergencies caused by war and repression, and more.
This Congress is an opportunity for diverse people, groups and causes to share strategies and to articulate alternatives together. A space to create and renovate tools and discourse, to mobilize citizens from all across the globe in favor of peace and disarmament. A place where we can (re) imagine our world, and take action for peace and justice. We invite you to join us at the Second World Peace Congress in Barcelona, organized by the International Peace Bureau.
In Barcelona we’re bringing together:
We’re striving to bring together activists from all 5 continents, and to ensure a diverse representation in terms of age, gender and sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, belief and spirituality, and personal and professional background. Young participants are notably encouraged to join the event!
Map of the Venue
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To speak out
Take action for peace and justice with Noam Chomsky, Vandana Shiva, Jody Williams, Duarte Pacheco, Wada Masako, Beatrice Fihn and many more.
The Second World Peace Congress will bring together a wide variety of experts and advocates from all around the world. Speakers will come from all kinds of disciplines and backgrounds, including both high level representatives and grassroots level voices. It will equally involve diverse fields: peace organizations, feminist and civil rights groups, labor unions, environmentalists, educators, religious and spiritual leaders , development workers, human rights advocates,
We invite you to join us at the Second World Peace Congress in Barcelona, organized by the In The International Peace Bureau. Registration is open and free, although we welcome all financial support for the congress, in the way that works best for you.
Pre-order the welcome package for 20€* that includes Congress promotional items and some locally-made products. Further donations are also appreciated.
*By Paypal payments or credit card
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Highlights from 2016 Congress
“Disarm! For a Climate of Peace,” was held the fall of 2016 in Berlin and it brought together a wide variety of experts and advocates from all around the world, with over 1.000 participants from 58 different countries, including 4 Nobel Peace Prize laureates.
The leading organization of the World Peace Congress is the International Peace Bureau (IPB). Founded in 1891, IPB is the world’s oldest and largest international peace federation, emerging as a result of consultations at the Universal Peace Congresses, large gatherings held annually to bring together the national peace societies that had gradually developed, mainly in Europe and North America. The organization was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1910 “for acting as a link between the peace societies of the various countries”. As of 2019, thirteen IPB members have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The IPB headquarters is in Berlin and it has two decentralized offices in Geneva and Barcelona.
As a centenary organization, the IPB has both the prestige and the capacity to summon a wide spectrum of organizations, activists, experts, academics, politicians and other decision-makers from all around the globe. It also has the know-how to work in a participatory way, involving the grassroots level, which will contribute to a multi-level diverse congress, with active involvement of participants and a sense of ownership by all partner peace organizations.