Progamme

Five years after our 2016 Berlin Congress, “Disarm! For a Climate of Peace”, the International Peace Bureau is proud to host the Second IPB World Peace Congress, “(Re) Imagine our World: Action for Peace and Justice” in the Mediterranean city of Barcelona. Our goal is to bring together vast swaths of civil society from peace and disarmament advocates to feminist and LGBTQIA+ campaigners, ecologists and climate activists, antiracists and indigenous peoples, human rights defenders and trade unionists to generate a unified response to the anxiety of our times.

Friday  – 15.10.2021

Venue: CCCB (Hall + Pati de les Dones)

11:00-16:00
IPB Youth Network (IPBYN) & Local Youth Gathering

18:00-18:30
IPB in Action: Six Examples of Activities for Peace & Disarmament

18:30-20:30
Opening Plenary: Threats to Peace and Safety Chaired by Chloé Meulewaeter, IPB Council.; & TBD, Catalonian government representative/Barcelona city representative

  • Welcome
    Jordi Calvo, IPB Barcelona
    Lisa Clark, IPB Co-President
    Catalan government representative
    Barcelona city representative
  • Music and cultural presentations
  • Video Greetings
    António Guterres, UN General Secretary (to be confirmed)
    Duarte Pacheco, President of the Inter-Parliamentarian Union
    Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization
  • Great Power Conflicts and the (New) Cold War
    Jody Williams, political activist and Nobel Peace Laureate
  • Threats of Nuclear Weapons: Reflecting and Looking Forward
    Wada Masako, Nihon Hidankyo (Japan Confederation of A- and H- Bomb Sufferers Organizations)
  • The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and the Future
    Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)
  • Environmental and Climate Protection and Disarmament
    Vandana Shiva, environmental and social activist
  • Global Justice and Peace
    Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Former President of Brazil (by video)
  • Threats to the Future of Humankind
    Jeremy Corbyn, Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom

20:30-22:00
Music and cultural performance

Public event and peace vigil
Pati de les dones CCCB

 

Saturday – 16.10.2021

 

Lessons from the Covid-19: Pandemic and solutions to the problems

 

9:30-11:30
Saturday Plenary: Intersectional Social Transformation
Venue: CCCB (Hall + Pati de les Dones)
Chaired by Enkhsaikhan Jargalsaikhan, Chair of Blue Banner and former Mongolian diplomat; & Emily Rubino, Executive Director of Peace Action New York State

 

  • Nonviolent Future: Changing the Agenda
    Speaker TBD
  • Common Security for a New World Order
    Aleksey Gromyko, Director of the Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Regional Peace and Security
    Zhao Tong, Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy (by video)
  • Disarmament for Development
    Speaker TBD
  • The Global South, Inequality, Human Rights, and Violence
    Cyrille Roland Bechon, Nouveaux Droits de l’Homme Cameroun (New Human Rights Cameroon)
  • Patriarchy and Gender-Based Violence
    Binalakshmi Nepram, Fellow at Harvard University and IPB Board Member

 

[short break]

 

  • Racism, Migration, and Peace
    Helena Maleno, Caminando Fronteras
  • Peace and Environmental Protection
    Speaker TBD
  • Transforming the Economy for Peace and Justice
    Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
  • Militarism and Colonialism
    Lisa Linda Natividad, Guahan Coalition for Peace and Justice
  • Peace Education
    A-Young Moon, Peace MOMO
  • Regional Peace: Peacebuilding in the Mediterranean
    Blanca Garcés, CIDOB

 

11:30-12:00
Coffee break and networking

 

 

12:00-13:30
FIRST WORKSHOP SESSION
Venue: Blanquerna – Universitat Ramon Llull

  • Creating a Peace Economy (Conversion)
    Coordinated by Jeroen Beirnaert, ITUC
  • The Foundations of Peace: Nuclear Abolition and International Law (including TPNW)
    Coordinated by Lucas Wirl, IALANA
  • The Increasing US Militarization of Australia and the Asia-Pacific Region
    Coordinated by the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN)
  • The Intersection of Peace and Gender
    Coordinated by Escola de Cultura de Pau & Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
  • Peace Agreements to End Wars
    Coordinated by ICIP
  • Peace and Autonomy: Colonization and Indigenous Peoples
    Coordinated by Binalakshmi Nepram, Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network
  • Peace, Racism and Migration
    Coordinated by Katerina Anastasiou, Transform! Europe
  • Nonviolent Journalism for Peace
    Coordinated by Tony Robinson, Pressenza
  • Weapons in Space and the Digitization of Warfare
    Coordinated by Dave Webb, CND

 

13:30-15:00
Lunch break and networking

 

15:00-16:30
SECOND WORKSHOP SESSION
Venue: Blanquerna – Universitat Ramon Llull

 

  • Archives as a Tool to Promote Truth, Memory, and Justice
    Coordinated by the Generalitat de Catalunya, Swisspeace 
  • Climate Change, the Environment, and Peace
    Coordinated by Emma Pritchard, peace activist and IPB Youth
    Network Coordinator
  • Common Security: A Blueprint for Global and Regional Relations
    Coordinated by Eskil Grav, IPB Council Member
  • Measuring Peace, Measuring Conflict – Introducing and Applying the Heidelberg Approach
    Coordinated by Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research (HIIK)
  • Disarmament for Development: Move The Money
    Coordinated by Quique Sánchez, GCOMS
  • Environmental Protection Against War, Conflict and the Military:
    The Cases of Nuclear and of Uranium Weapons
    Coordinated by Manfred Mohr, ICBUW
  • Mediterranean as a Space of Peace
    Coordinated by Novact
  • Pacific Peace Network: Demilitarization and Decolonization of the Pacific
    Coordinated by the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN)
  • Peace, Democracy, and Participation
    Coordinated by Corazon Fabros, Stop the War Coalition Philippines
  • Stronger Together for Peace: Building Campaigns and Alliances
    Coordinated by Steven Staples, PeaceQuest Leadership and Education Initiative
  • WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East
    Coordinated by the Middle East Treaty Organization (METO)

 

17:30
Informal gatherings: excursions, poster sessions other small events
Knowledge Café and Networking Rooms available

 

17:30
Peace Party, cultural and mobilizing activities (i.e. music, theatre)
Exhibitions

 

Sunday – 17.10.2021

Visions for the future: Practical steps for reaching the solutions

9.30–10.30
INTRODUCTION ROUND TABLE: VISIONS FOR PEACE CONFLICTS AND TENSIONS FOR TOMORROW
Venue: CCCB (Hall + Pati de les Dones)
Chaired by Federico Mayor Zaragoza, former Director General of UNESCO and Chair of the Foundation
for a Culture of Peace; & TBD

  • Dialogue, Cooperation, and Understanding
    Liv Tørres, Pathfinders
  • Video Greetings
    Noam Chomsky, scientist and activist, University of Arizona
    Pope Francis (to be confirmed)
  • Round Table Discussion
    Featuring Reiner Braun, IPB Executive Director
    Veronica Krashennikova, Chamber of Civil Society Russia, Victor Ochen, Afican Youth Iniciative Network (AYINET)
    3 further speakers TBD

10.45–12.45
FINAL WORKSHOP SESSION: STRATEGIES FOR THE FUTURE
Venue: Blanquerna – Universitat Ramon Llull

  • Arms Trade and Military Business
    Coordinated by Wendela de Vries, Stop Wapenhandel & ENAAT
  • Digital Activism in the Covid-19/Post-Covid-19 Era
    Coordinated by Sara Medi Jones, CND
  • Global and Regional Approaches to Common Security and Human Security
    Coordinated by Joseph Gerson, CPDCS
  • Human Rights Defenders and Peace
    Coordinated by Ciutats Defensores
  • How People Power and Nonviolent Action is Changing the World
    Coordinated by Angelo Cardona, President of Ibero-American Alliance for Peace; and Diego Checa Hidalgo, IPAZ
  • Northeast Asia Peace, Disarmament, and Denuclearization
    Coordinated by Peace Boat/PSPD
  • The Role of Peace Economics and Peace Science in the Peace Movement
    Manas Chatterji, Binghamton University
  • Strategies and Actions for a Nuclear Weapons-Free World
    Coordinated by Arielle Denis, ICAN; and Rieko Asato, Japan Council against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs
    (Gensuikyo)
  • Youth Activism and the Climate Emergency
    Tord Björk, Friends of the Earth

12.45-14:00
FINAL PLENARY: STRONGER TOGETHER FOR PEACE. A CALL TO ACTION
Venue: CCCB (Hall + Pati de les Dones)
Chaired by Reiner Braun, IPB Executive Director; & TBD

Solidarity Action with Repressed People Fighting for Peace and Freedom

  • Presentation of the Declaration/Appeal “(Re)Imagine Our World: Action for Peace, Justice, and the Climate”
  • Feminist/Intersectional Peace Work Statement
  • Presentation of Regional Action Plans/Mediterranean Forum Plan
  • Presentation of the IPB Youth Network Action Plan
  • Closing Remarks
    Philip Jennings, IPB Co-President

Note:

This is the second programme draft and all parts of the congress remain subject to changes and adjustments. All titles for plenary and workshop sessions are working titles and may be changed. The final decision on the programme will be made by the programme committee in connection with the local committee. You may contact us with inquiries at info@ipb-office.berlin.

Organized by the International Peace Bureau Regional Co-Organizer: Institut Català Internacional per la Pau (ICIP)