GDAMS 2015 Photos & Reports
You can now see the full compilation of GDAMS 2015 actions worldwide.
Berlin Conference 2016
From 30 September to 3 October 2016, the International Peace Bureau will hold a conference on the reallocation of military expenditure.
GDAMS 2015 Statement
Read the statement released for GDAMS 2015 by the European network of peace organizations.

Message from Federico Mayor, former UNESCO Director-General, on military spending campaign

26 May 2015. IPB is delighted to publish the following message from the former Director-General of UNESCO:

Dear admired friends,
Many thanks for your message concerning the new Global Campaign on Military Spending. I repeat every day – because it is a crucial issue for my behaviour and personal commitment – that it is intolerable that nearly $1800 billion are invested annually in military expenditure and armament for the “security” of less than 20% of humanity, while (according to the World Food Program) more than 3 million children under five die of hunger. This is really unacceptable. Continue reading–>

Peace Activists Cross Demilitarized Zone Separating Koreas

By Choe Sang-Hun

PAJU, South Korea — A group of 30 female peace activists, including the feminist leader Gloria Steinem and two Nobel Peace Prize laureates, crossed the demilitarized zone from North Korea to South Korea on Sunday, calling for an end to the Korean War, whose unresolved hostility has been symbolized by the heavily armed border for six decades.  Continue reading–>

Inertia, waste and fraud in the military expenditure

 

By Pere Ortega and Jordi Calvo Rufanges

“For the first time since the crisis began in 2008, there is an increase in the Spanish military budget…(But) as it occurs every year in the proposal of the general state budgets, the amount destined to the Defense Ministry is being undervalued…” So says the Centre Delàs d’Estudis per la Pau (IPB member organisation, Barcelona) in its new report on the 2015 budget, “Inertia, waste and fraud in the military expenditure: Spanish Defense Budget Analysis in 2015″. English edition

 

Keep it in the Ground campaign podcasts

By Francesca Panetta, Executive Producer

‘The Guardian invites you behind the scenes as we embark on a global climate change campaign. The series was the idea of our editor in chief Alan Rusbridger. Inspired by the surprise American hit Serial, he asked whether we could do something similar with climate change. His idea was to follow the team behind the scenes, living out our values of transparency, and telling the story of climate change along the way.’ To learn more and to listen to the podcasts–>