Who we are

The Global Campaign On Military Spending works through the cooperative efforts of its members. So far more than 100 organizations from 35 different countries have joined the campaign, working within their particular contexts to raise awareness and change government policy and practice on military spending.

GCOMS is run by a steering group of peace activists from all over the world, coordinated by the Centre Delàs of Peace Studies in Barcelona (Spain), which works as a decentralized office of the International Peace Bureau.

The International Peace Bureau (IPB) was founded in 1891 and it is the world’s oldest and largest international peace federation. It is dedicated to the vision of a World Without War. Our current main programme focuses on Disarmament for Sustainable Development and within this mainly on the reallocation of military expenditure. At the same time, we support several disarmament campaigns and provide data on the economic dimensions of weapons and conflicts. Our 300 member organisations in 70 different countries, together with individual members, form a global network that brings together knowledge and campaigning experience for a common cause.
IPB 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 other Nobel Peace Prizes have been awarded to members of the IPB. The headquarters of the IPB is in Berlin and it has two decentralized offices in Geneva and Barcelona.

Centre Delàs of Peace Studies is a research centre dedicated to peace and disarmament, with a particular interest in military expenditure. The mission of the Centre is to strengthen the culture of peace and to impulse the construction of a disarmed society. Centre Delàs combines research with divulgation and social mobilization against the devastating effects of arms and militarism. It collaborates with the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and it is a member of ENAAT (European Network Against Arms Trade) and AIPAZ (Spanish Association of Peace Research).

Staff team

Jordi Calvo
Coordinator
@jordicalvo
Quique Sánchez
Officer
Pere Brunet
Research and campaign
consultant (volunteer)
Chloé Meulewaeter
Research and database (volunteer)

Consultants

Pere Ortega, Researcher on Military Spending, Centre Delàs of Peace Studies
Colin Archer, Former IPB secretary general.
Arielle Denis, IPB Consultant, Geneva office.

International Steering Group

  • Alex Harang, Norway, Norges Fredslag
  • Angelo Cardona, IPB Youth Network
  • Amela Skiljan, Germany, International Peace Bureau
  • Chloé Meulewaeter, Centre Delàs of Peace Studies
  • Corazon Fabros, Philippines, Stop the War! Coalition
  • Cyrille Rolande, Cameroon, Noveaux Droits de l’Homme
  • Dave Webb, UK, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND)
  • Denis Doherty, Australia, Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN)
  • Edwina Hughes, New Zealand, Peace Movement Aotearoa
  • Francesco Vignarca, Italy, Rete Italiana Pace e Disarmo
  • Jordi Calvo, Spain, Centre Delàs of Peace Studies / IPB Barcelona
  • Joseph Gerson, U.S.A., Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security
  • Luke Addison, UK, Peace Jam
  • Moses Adedeji, Nigeria, Trees on earth Nigeria
  • Nathalie Gauchet, France, Mouvement de la Paix
  • Panos Trigazis, Greece, Observatory of International Organizations and Globalization (PADOP)
  • Pere Brunet, Spain, Centre Delàs of Peace Studies
  • Philip Jennings, IPB Co-President
  • Quique Sánchez, Spain, IPB Barcelona / Centre Delàs of Peace Studies
  • Reiner Braun, Germany, IPB Executive Director
  • Karen Hallows and Rika Watanabe, Japan, Peace Boat
  • Sean Conner, Germany, International Peace Bureau
  • Tori Bateman, U.S.A., American Friends Service Committee
  • Lee Youngah, S. Korea, People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy

GCOMS U.S. / GCOMS UK / GCOMS NZ