There was a general consensus in the Berlin Congress organised by IPB (Disarm! for a Climate of Peace: Creating an Action Agenda) that the gathering was a tremendous success. Over 1000 participants from 75 countries participated in a wide range of sessions: plenaries, panels and workshops, as well as side events and cultural presentations. Speeches by experts, activists, politicians, scholars and others provided both inspiration and understanding at a high level.
The event provided a new impetus to the disarmament and wider peace movements at a critical time. IPB presented its own Action Agenda for the coming years at the final plenary (see separate news item). Conference reports, speeches, videos etc are being posted day by day on the Congress website.