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


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GCOMS Partners and Collaborators (2020)

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Instituto Latinoamericano para la Paz y la Ciudadanía: -34.607600, -58.437100
Acción Colectiva de Objetores y Objetoras de Conciencia: 4.598080, -74.076100
Action des Citoyens pour le Désarmement Nucleaire: 45.745400, -0.634524
African Hungarian Union: 47.498400, 19.040500
Asamblea Antimilitarista: 40.416700, -3.703580
APRED Participative Institute for the Progress of Peace: 46.483300, 7.182590
Association Suisse Birmanie: 46.201800, 6.146600
Australian Peace Committee: -35.297600, 149.101000
Auckland Peace Action: -36.853500, 174.766000
Austin Conscientious Objectors to Military Taxation: 30.271100, -97.743700
Bake-Ekintza Antimilitarista Taldea: 43.322400, -1.983890
Basel Peace Office: 47.558100, 7.587830
Beati I Construttori di Pace: 45.407700, 11.873400
Better World Info: 53.111200, 9.410820
Bunge la Mwananchi: -1.298920, 36.858800
Campaign Against Arms Trade: 51.507300, -0.127647
Campaign for Peace: 38.895100, -77.036300
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace: 43.654000, -79.387200
Catalan Federation of Organizations for Global Justice: 41.382800, 2.177400
Center for Bangladesh Studies: 23.759400, 90.378800
Center of Feminist Foreign Policy: 51.507300, -0.127647
Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies: 13.361800, 103.861000
Ceasefire.ca: 45.421100, -75.690300
ChangeMaker – Society for Social and Economic Development: 23.759400, 90.378800
Church Center for the United Nations: 40.730900, -73.987200
Coalition for Constitution Implementation: -1.298920, 36.858800
CODEPINK: Women for Peace: 34.053700, -118.243000
Community Alliance of Lane County: 44.050500, -123.095000
Conscience and Peace Tax International: 51.507300, -0.127647
Conscience Canada: 43.399700, -80.335200
Control Arms Foundation of India: 28.614200, 77.202300
Desarma Madrid: 40.464189, -3.689346
Disarmament and Common Security: 42.375100, -71.105600
European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (ECBO): 50.846600, 4.351700
Frauen fuer den Frieden Schweiz (Women for Peace Switzerland): 47.558100, 7.587830
FundiPau (Foundation for Peace): 41.382800, 2.177400
Global Days of Listening: 41.090700, -73.917900
Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space: 43.914500, -69.965300
Golden Bay Quackers: -41.288700, 174.777000
Granny Peace Brigade Philadelphia: 39.952400, -75.163600
Honolulu Friends Meeting: 21.313700, -157.806000
Instituto de la Paz y los Conflictos (IPAZ): 37.183100, -3.602190
Inter Alia: 37.984100, 23.728000
International Association Of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms (IALANA): 52.517000, 13.388900
International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN): 46.201800, 6.146600
International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility (INES): 52.517000, 13.388900
Insumissia: 40.416700, -3.703580
Just Peace Queensland: -27.326600, 152.962000
Kenya Pastoralist Journalist Network: -0.456710, 39.640500
Maine War Tax Resistance Resource Center: 43.035000, -87.922500
Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network: 24.800600, 93.937000
Massachusetts Peace Action: 42.360300, -71.066900
Massachusetts People’s Budget Campaign: 42.342305, -71.054077
Mouvement de la Paix: 48.907000, 2.332930
Marrickville Peace Group: -33.909200, 151.154000
Milwaukee War Tax Resistance: 43.035000, -87.922500
Mouvement Chrétien pour la Paix: 50.841700, 4.409700
Mujeres por la Paz: 4.629811, -74.061584
National Priorities Project: 42.316700, -72.626000
National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee: 43.065800, -87.924100
Netzwerk Friedenssteuer: 48.137100, 11.575400
No. Calif. War Tax Resistance/People’s Life Fund: 37.779300, -122.419000
Nova Scotia Voice of Women for Peace: 44.645300, -63.572400
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation: 34.425800, -119.705000
Nuclear Resister: 32.221900, -110.926000
Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance: 36.010400, -84.269600
Observatory of International Organizations and Globalization (PADOP): 37.982634, 23.693390
On Earth Peace: 39.542000, -77.108000
Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament: 48.216038, 16.378984
Pax Christi International: 50.864100, 4.362240
Pax Christi New Orleans: 38.926900, -77.015600
Pax Christi Wallonie Bruxelles: 50.834200, 4.410290
Pacem in Terris / Peace on Earth: 39.744600, -75.552300
Peace Action: 37.828500, -122.256000
Peace Action Wellington: -41.281419, 174.768448
Peacebus.com: -35.325210, 149.128418
Peace Jam: 53.848000, -1.838450
PeaceNetwork: 37.566700, 126.978000
Peace Resource Center of San Diego: 32.717400, -117.163000
People for Nuclear Disarmament: -33.872500, 151.030000
People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy: 37.569073, 127.052765
Pioneer Valley War Tax Resistance: 42.850900, -72.557900
Prague vision: 50.087500, 14.421300
Quakers in Nelson: -41.276300, 173.290000
Rauhanliitto – Peace Union of Finland: 60.167400, 24.942600
Reaching Critical Will: 40.736332, -73.974380
Red Antimilitarista Noviolenta de Andalucia: 37.388600, -5.995320
Rocky Mountain Peace & Justice Center: 40.015000, -105.271000
Rural Development and Youth Training Institute: 25.173700, 75.857400
Sadankomitea: 60.179087, 24.946518
School of the Americas Watch: 32.244748, -110.917282
Science for Peace: 43.654000, -79.387200
Servicio de Paz y Justicia en América Latina: -34.619700, -58.377300
Stop Fuelling War: 48.839700, 2.302420
Stop the War! Coalition: 51.546300, 0.164044
Strategic Concept for Removal of Arms and Proliferation: 51.555301, -0.085831
Servicio Paz y Justicia (SERPAJ): -25.296000, -57.631100
Suaram: 3.340690, 101.250000
Tipping Point North South: 53.479100, -2.244100
UNFOLD ZERO: 47.566334, 7.633438
United for Peace & Justice: 37.804500, -122.271000
Universitat Jaume I (UJI): 39.986000, -0.037735
USAction: 41.875600, -87.624400
Vietnam Peace and Development Foundation: 21.029200, 105.852000
Vrede.be: 51.053800, 3.725010
War Resisters’ International: 51.501904, -0.280151
War Resisters League: 40.811400, -73.930100
Win Without War: 38.929502, -77.014160
Women Against War: 43.082200, -73.785400
Women In Black: 44.817800, 20.456900
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF): 46.220700, 6.138710
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) – Australian Section: -35.250700, 149.139000
World Without Wars and Violence: 38.050300, 23.870200
Acción Colectiva de Objetores y Objetoras de Conciencia: 4.700985, -74.086304
Basel Peace Office: 47.558457, 7.584429

Members

To add your organisation’s name to the list of partners, please follow these instructions and write to us at: coordination.gcoms@ipb.org